In her role, she oversees all operations, commercial, brand, and marketing functions.

Manoukian leads strategic initiatives and drives company growth. She focuses on top-line revenue strategies such as loyalty, distribution, revenue management, and partnerships.

She developed Sonesta Select and Sonesta Simply Suites as part of Sonesta’s expansion. Manoukian is a board member of Little Sisters of the Poor, a charity dedicated to helping the elderly.

She speaks frequently at Boston University’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series and is involved in Sonesta’s ELEVATE apprenticeship program.


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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