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, with a commitment to operational excellence, Magee has a proven track record of outstanding performance in both areas.

Beginning his hospitality career with Crossroads Hospitality as area director of sales, Magee is a self-proclaimed “people pleaser,” truly enjoying the service and relationship aspects 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 and director of sales Radisson Hotel Dublin.

Magee is proud of the hotel, which was known as the first boutique hotel to open in the San Jose area, since growing into a Milpitas landmark. “Sonesta Silicon Valley is unique in that we celebrate local California culture, 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.

 

Darrell March

Director of Sales and Marketing

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 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’s leadership has been instrumental in positioning Sonesta Silicon Valley as the first Sonesta hotel on the west coast. The challenge of the role is what drives March to be his best, not only within the industry and 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 and he urges his team to do the same. March believes that when all is said and done it’s not the marketing, the fancy table settings, the guest rooms or even the amenities that makes a great hotel - it’s the people.

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