Ed Boden Returns to Royal Sonesta Houston as Director of Special Events

HOUSTON, TX – February 2015 – After a two-year hiatus, hospitality veteran Ed Boden is returning to the Royal Sonesta Houston.  He revisits his role as Director of Special Events, a position he held at the landmark property for a decade.  In this capacity, Boden now oversees gala, wedding, kosher and corporate markets for the recently renovated, 485-room hotel, which features 50,000 square feet of premium function space – the largest offering of its kind in the sought after Galleria/Uptown area.   Most recently, Boden served as Account Director, Catering for the nearby Westin Galleria Houston and The Westin Oaks Houston at The Galleria, focusing on events with more than 500 guests, kosher catering plus key vertical markets.  Prior to that, he was the Director of Catering for The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona.   From 1990 until 1999, Boden was employed as a Banquet Manager by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.  His job took him to prime properties throughout the country, including the Wyndham Bel Age – now The London West Hollywood, Wyndham Checkers – now Hilton Checkers and Wyndham Palm Springs – now Renaissance Palm Springs in California; The Mayfair – now Magnolia Hotel St. Louis in Missouri; Wyndham Corpus Christi – now Omni Corpus Christi in Texas; and Wyndham Paradise Valley – now DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley Scottsdale in Arizona.   Boden began his hospitality career with Marriott International, Inc.  Between 1981 and 1990, he held restaurant and banquet management positions at Omaha Marriott in Nebraska, Kansas City Airport Marriott in Missouri and Courtyard Oklahoma City Northwest in Oklahoma.   Boden hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Nebraska.   About Royal Sonesta Houston The 485-room Royal Sonesta Houston is an AAA Four-Diamond-rated, full-service hotel located in the heart of the Galleria area, an upscale business, shopping, dining and entertainment district in Uptown.  The modern, 23-story property offers 50,000 square feet of function space, several dining options, a swimming pool and 24-hour fitness facility.  Steps away from The Galleria mall and Post Oak Boulevard, it is also situated in close proximity to downtown, Highland Village, Memorial Park, Greenway Plaza, the museum and theater districts and Texas Medical Center.  Reservations are available by calling 617.315.9100; toll free at 800.SONESTA or online at www.Sonesta.com.   # # #

The 485-room Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston is AAA approved Four Diamond full service hotel located in the area of the Houston Galleria. The hotel offers 24-hour fitness center, roof top swimming pool, and 50,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel offers a spectacular location within walking distance of the Houston Galleria. The hotel is a convenient home from which to explore the nearby attractions, professional sporting events, and exciting dining and nightlife the city of Houston and the hotel’s uptown neighborhood has to offer.

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