In July of 2023, Jeff Knowlton was appointed as Chief Information Officer.  Knowlton has 25 years of experience leading IT teams and successfully implementing strategic initiatives within the hospitality industry.

In his role, he leverages technology to create unforgettable experiences for our guests and great value for our owners, allowing for 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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