After over 20 years in executive roles with public and private equity firms, Brian Quinn was appointed Chief Development Officer in April 2021 when Sonesta acquired Red Lion Hotels Corporation. Sonesta has recruited an illustrious franchise and development team, launched all Sonesta brands throughout the Americas, and ensured continuity for existing legacy Red Lion franchisees.

Quinn brings deep experience in hospitality, real estate, finance, acquisitions, and hotel operations, while developing and executing operating strategies for Sonesta’s franchise and development organization.


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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