Bob Gunkel joined as Sonesta’s Chief Financial Officer in October of 2023.

Gunkel is an accomplished financial executive at both large public and small private companies. We believe that his comprehensive experience, problem-solving and analytical skills, and strong work ethic will help fuel and sustain Sonesta’s growth.

Gunkel is looking forward to helping refine the financial reporting infrastructure, meeting the company’s evolving business intelligence needs and continuing Sonesta’s rapid growth.


Sonesta is one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the U.S., currently ranked 8th by Smith Travel Research (STR) with 1,200 properties totaling 100,000 guest rooms across 15 brands in eight countries. You will find nearly 300 hotels under one of Sonesta’s seven brands – Royal Sonesta ; Sonesta Hotels & Resorts ; Sonesta Select ; Sonesta ES Suites ; Sonesta Simply Suites ; Sonesta Posadas del Inca ; Sonesta Cruise Collection – operating in the U.S., Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Peru, and St. Maarten.

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