Management Profile

Profiles of key members of the management team at Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square.

Brian Sheriden

Director of Operations

Brian Sheriden

Brian Sheridan was named Director of Operations of Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square on 7-25-16. In this position, Brian oversees the Food and Beverage and Rooms Operations. Brian comes to us with 30 years of hospitality management experience. Prior to his start at Sonesta Philadelphia, Brian worked for several years as a GM under both Hilton and Starwood flags. Brian spent many years as a Director of Operations and Food and Beverage Director at various properties.

 

Michele Simpson

Director of Sales & Marketing

Michele Simpson

Michele is a creative and passionate Sales & Marketing Hospitality Executive with 16 years’ experience as a Director of Sales and Marketing and Area Director in the Philadelphia Market. Michele is highly skilled at successfully repositioning hotels whether it is a Brand change, renovation or both. Michele is a proactive, innovative leader with excellent communication, and interpersonal skills with a key focus on employee engagement and driving results.

Along with Michele’s Hospitality Experience, early in Michele’s career she spent many years at the University of Pennsylvania working in the Department of Athletics as the Men’s Basketball Team Coordinator while attending night school at the University of Pennsylvania.

The hospitality business was always intriguing to Michele as several of her friends worked in the business. In 1997, Michele decided to take the leap into the world of Hospitality and never looked back. Michele joined the Sonesta family in 2012 and currently holds the position of Director of Sales and Marketing at the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square.