As Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy since 2021, Shawn Cryan develops and leads the company’s long-term strategy with senior leaders and stakeholders.

To facilitate the successful execution of the company strategy, Shawn also implements and drives system and process improvements. He oversees the Innovation & Program Development Team; Architecture, Design, & Construction; Procurement; IT; and is responsible for underwriting managed company acquisition opportunities.


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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