Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta Adds Two Sales Managers to Its Growing Team

DULUTH, GA – August 24, 2015 – Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta has expanded its team this month with the addition of two Senior Sales Managers, Ron Frierson and Shivon Stewart. The two new team members bring more than 50 years of combined experience within the hospitality industry and will help Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta continue to deliver the personalized guest service and experience that the property is known for. In their new roles, Frierson and Stewart will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with group business, providing guidance in the day-to-day interactions between the hotel and its guests and clients, and guaranteeing successful group events. As integral players within the sales team, both managers will continue the focus on customer service and guest experience as a priority at Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta.   Prior to joining Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, Frierson spent the last 19 years with Windsor Capital Group/Embassy Suites by Hilton where he served 12 years as the Director of Sales & Marketing in Alpharetta, Georgia. Before that, he was in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the corporate sales manager.   Stewart comes to Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta with more than 25 years of sales experience in the Atlanta market. She spent the last year as the Global Sales Manager for LaQuinta Inns & Suites. Before that, she was the Corporate Director of Sales at Concord Hospitality Enterprises in Atlanta, Georgia, and three years at the National Director of Sales for Travelocity. Stewart’s experience includes working for Sabre Holdings, Prime Hospitality and Hyatt Hotels. “We are thrilled to welcome Ron and Shivon to our Sonesta family,” said David Kohlasch, Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta General Manager. “They each have strong experience in sales with a great understanding of the Atlanta marketplace and recognize the value of providing a superior customer and guest experience.” To learn more, follow the hotel at and   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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