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Appointment30 November 2021

Paul Cardona

Appointed Area General Manager
At Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown - IL, USA

 Paul Cardona

Paul Cardona brings over 20 years of hotel industry experience to the Sonesta family of hotels. Cardona began his hotel career in food and beverage, where he worked his way up to become the Director of Food and Beverage at several luxury properties throughout the U.S. After a 14-year career primarily focused on food and beverage operations, Paul expanded his management responsibilities to include all other aspects of hotel operations. He has since led multiple teams to success in various Executive Level positions at several well-known Miami and Chicago hotels, including General Manager at the Park Hyatt Chicago, SLS South Beach, Le Meridien Hotels, Virgin Hotels Chicago and most recently Thompson Chicago.

Today, Cardona is the Area General Manager for a portfolio of Sonesta hotels in the Chicagoland market: The Allegro Royal Sonesta Chicago Loop, Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown, Royal Sonesta Chicago River North, Sonesta ES Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile and Sonesta Chicago O'Hare Airport. His four- and five-star brand experience, strategic planning, pre-opening success and team dynamics development played a crucial role in his transition to Sonesta.

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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