Industry Update
Appointment28 October 2019

Pooya Banifazl

Appointed Director of Food & Beverage
At Sonesta Silicon Valley in Milpitas - CA, USA

Pooya Banifazl

Sonesta Silicon Valley, in the heart of the tech industry, is pleased to announce that they have appointed Pooya Banifazl as their new Director of Food and Beverage.

Pooya is charged with launching the hotel's new California Table and Bar, Manzanita (scheduled to open in November), as well as the introduction of the Sonesta Event Center in December.

Prior to coming to Sonesta Silicon Valley, Banifazl was Director of Outlets at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel in San Francisco. He has been in the food and beverage industry for more than 15 years, working with both freestanding restaurants and hotels, including extensive experience with PF Chang's where he coordinated several successful store openings in the Bay Area.

Originally from Chicago, Banifazl moved to the Bay Area in 1994. His goal is to take the food and beverage experience at Sonesta Silicon Valley to the next level while creating a fun and positive professional atmosphere.

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation

Sonesta is one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in the U.S., celebrating an approximate 350% increase in its national portfolio. You will soon find nearly 300 Sonesta properties across seven brands operating in the U.
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