Jennifer Rausch joined Sonesta in November 2013. Most recently recognized as Chief People Officer, she oversees the corporate HR team and the property human resource directors. She leads a group of HR professionals who are responsible for the design, development and execution of all Sonesta company-wide HR programs including benefits, compensation, employee relations, recruiting, training, HRIS, employee engagement, organizational design and development. Jennifer offers 20+ years of achievement in organizations going through transformational changes.


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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