Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta Adds Leong to Its Growing Team

DULUTH, GA – August 31, 2015 – Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta expanded its team this month with the addition of Lisa Leong to the newly-created Director of Rooms position. Leong arrives after spending the last three years at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. 


In her new role, she will help Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta continue to deliver the personalized guest service and experience that the property is known for. Her responsibilities include overseeing the front desk and housekeeping services to ensure that the Sonesta “Culture of Caring” is delivered to each guest. 


No stranger to Sonesta, Leong spent three years at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island in Hilton Head, S.C., as the Director of Guest Services culminating in the property’s recognition as 2014 Hotel of the Year. She spent four years as the Guest Services Manager at Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Resort. Previous stops also include the InterContinental and Four Season Hotel – both in Tokyo, Japan. 


“We are pleased to welcome Lisa to Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta,” said Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta General Manager David Kohlasch. “We felt she was the perfect fit for this new position because she exemplifies the Sonesta mission and recognizes the value of providing a personalized guest experience.”


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Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is located at 1775 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth, GA. For more information on Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, visit


Located in Duluth, GA, in the greater Atlanta community, Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is in the heart of Gwinnett County. This recently updated 17-story hotel is the largest in the county and its 426 guest rooms include 15 suites and the preferred level floor. The hotel features 18 function rooms offering more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space and the hotel’s 8,000 square foot Georgia Ballroom accommodates up to 1,000 guests, the largest in the area. In addition, the hotel offers ArtBar, a gastro pub ideal for cocktails and dinner, Grapevine Restaurant which is open for breakfast and lunch, and a private dining room for small groups and intimate special events, plus an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool* (the whirlpool is currently out of service due to renovation) health club, sundeck and free parking. Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is located near major entertainment venues including the Infinite Energy Arena (formerly the Gwinnett Arena), the Performing Arts Centre and the AAA Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field. Other attractions like Lake Lanier, World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta and the CNN Center are located nearby. Local shopping options include Gwinnett Place Mall, Sugarloaf Mills Mall and the Mall of Georgia.

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