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.
Recent Appointments at Sonesta
30 November 2021 — Fantasy Greene, a Chicago native, brings over 20 years of sales and hospitality experience to Sonesta as the Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Chicago. After spending time at White Lodging and TMI Hospitality managing sales and marketing operations for Marriott, Hilton and other major hotel brands, Greene has established herself as a successful leader who has managed large-scale teams and portfolios of over 30 properties.
18 October 2021 — Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, one of the fastest-growing hotel companies in America, today announced Len Wolin as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Hotel Operations.
In this new role, Wolin will use his three decades of experience to oversee Sonesta's managed portfolio, which accounts for nearly 300 hotels worldwide.
20 May 2021 — Sonesta International Hotels Corporation today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Harlow as the company's Chief Marketing and Brand Officer (CMBO). In this new role, Ms. Harlow will use her more than two decades of hospitality experience to strengthen Sonesta's market position and raise awareness of its portfolio of 15 diversified brands, approximately 1,200 locations and more than 100,000 guest rooms and its ranking as one of the largest hotel companies globally.