Management Profile

Profiles of key members of the management team at Sonesta Silicon Valley

Greg Magee

General Manager

Greg Magee

Greg Magee was appointed general manager of Sonesta Silicon Valley in December 2015, previously serving as general manager of The Beverly Heritage Hotel, now Sonesta Silicon Valley. In this role, he oversees all operations of the 236-room hotel planning, guiding all present and future hotel initiatives. With a primary focus on continuous top line growth and achievement combined with a commitment to operational excellence, Magee has a proven track record of outstanding performance in both areas.

Magee began his hospitality career with Crossroads Hospitality as area director of sales. A self-proclaimed “people pleaser,” he truly enjoys the service and relationship aspect with guests and team members alike. Magee’s previously held roles include general manager and director of sales and marketing of Hilton Hotel Newark/Fremont, director of sales Radisson Hotel Dublin.

Magee is proud of the hotel, known as the first boutique hotel in the San Jose area and since growing into a Milpitas landmark. “Sonesta Silicon Valley is unique in the area in that we celebrate the fresh, California flavor, using it as inspiration for design and feel,” said Magee. “We certainly use local products, locally-sourced produce and food items for our culinary offerings.”

A collaborative leader, Magee leans on his knowledgeable teams to maintain the highest standards of the Sonesta brand. Stressing the importance of support and engagement of his associates, Magee believes that the most difficult of times are usually when people are growing the most both personally and professionally.

Magee enjoys family time with his daughters, outdoor adventures and has a passion for restoring classic automobiles. If he wasn’t working in hospitality, Magee would pursue his passion as a race car driver

 

Darrell March

Director of Sales and Marketing

Darrell March

Darrell March joined Sonesta Silicon Valley as director of sales and marketing in February of 2017. In this role, March is responsible for the hotel’s sales and marketing team, overseeing the development of marketing and public relations initiatives, as well as sales strategies and activities.

March joins the Sonesta team after over 17 years with the Fairmont San Jose and San Francisco properties. He held a number of positions within the company, including director of revenue management and director of front office operations, most recently serving as the director of business travel for both hotels.

March leadership has been instrumental in positioning Sonesta Silicon Valley as the first Sonesta on the west coast. The challenge of the role is what drives March to be his best, not only within the industry, the community but within the hotel. Describing himself as inherently competitive, a direct result of his previous hospitality roles, March aims to learn one new thing each day - knowing that when all is said and done it’s not the marketing, the fancy place settings, the guest rooms or even the hotel that makes a great hotel - it’s the people.

March never travels without a great book - preferably one of a historic genre.

 

Adam Ornellas

Executive Chef

Coming soon.