Sonesta International Hotels Corporation

For over 60 years, Sonesta - a publicly traded company since its inception, has owned, managed, designed, built and marketed hotels throughout the world.

With four women and two African Americans on the board of directors, Sonesta truly embraces diversity.  “We operate and brand 34 hotels in the United States, Egypt, Sint Maarten and throughout South America.  Our workforce is extremely diverse which is reflected in all levels of the organization, including the top,” said Peter J. Sonnabend, Sonesta’s Executive Chairman of the Board.

“I like the opportunity to engage with people who think differently than I do,’’ said Stephanie Sonnabend, Chief Executive Officer and President of Sonesta.  ”That’s really what boards are for, really thinking about things differently as opposed to having a board of yes men.”  Sonesta named its first female director to the board in 1995.

Sonesta proudly displays its badge as a 20/20 Women on Boards “W” company on its corporate governance page.


Sonesta Collection is a distinctive international collection of upscale hotels, resorts and cruise ships. Every property reflects the energy, style and spirit of its location. Locally-inspired and artfully-presented cuisine, luxurious accommodations and passionate personal service create an authentic and memorable guest experience. Discover the Sonesta Collection in Boston, New Orleans, Miami, Sint Maarten (2), Brazil, Chile (3), Colombia (4), Ecuador, Peru (7), and Egypt (13). Opening soon in: Panama City, Panama and San Carlos, Mexico. Visit, or call 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada.

Stephen Sonnabend, Charlie Clark, Clarence Davis, George Abrams, Irma Mann, Jackie Sonnabend, Jean Temple, Joe Bower, Peter Sonnabend, Stephanie Sonnabend.