Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island Names New Senior Sales Manager

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island has named Denise Ellis as its new senior sales manager. Ellis brings more than 25 years of hospitality and customer service experience to the resort. She will concentrate on boosting revenues from meetings and event clientele, focused on accounts in the Mid-Atlantic market.   Prior to joining Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, Ellis most recently served as the senior sales manager at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL). Ellis’ sales experience also includes positions held with One Ocean Resort & Spa (Atlantic Beach, FL), Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (Jacksonville, FL) and Radisson Hotel (New London, CT).   “We’re pleased to add Denise to our Sonesta team,” said Jay Wiendl, general manager of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. “Her sales experience and leadership within the hospitality industry make her a valuable addition that will help us continue to grow our business.”   Ellis received her associate degree in travel and tourism management from Johnson and Wales University.   Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is located at 130 Shipyard Drive in Hilton Head Island, S.C.  For more information about Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, visit

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is a AAA approved Four Diamond resort offering 340 guestrooms and suites overlooking lushly landscaped semitropical gardens, with spectacular beach and lagoon-style swimming pool. Its first-class amenities include several dining options, health spa, fitness center and lap pool. The resort also features 22,500 square feet of meeting and event space, including a beachfront Pavilion and a 24-hour business center. Complimentary transportation is provided to and from the world-class golf and tennis offerings available within Hilton Head’s Shipyard complex. The resort is situated 45 miles from Savannah, GA, and seven miles from Hilton Head Island airport, in an area surrounded by outdoor recreation, shopping and fine dining.

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