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Sonesta Collection Opens 112-room Sonesta Hotel Guayaquil in Equador;
Managed by GHL Hoteles

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - Boston, MA – Sonesta Collection announced today the opening of its first hotel in Ecuador, the 112-room Sonesta Hotel Guayaquil. Located in the financial, commercial and tourist center in Guayaquil, the city is just 165 miles/266 km south of Quito (the capital of Ecuador) and a 4-hour flight from Miami. This hotel and its sister properties in Colombia, Peru, and Chile are all branded Sonesta Hotels and managed by Colombia based GHL Hoteles. 

“Sonesta Hotel Guayaquil is an exciting addition to our collection in South America,” said Stephanie Sonnabend, president and chief executive officer for Sonesta.  “The hotel is adjacent to the Mall del Sol, a wonderful shopping destination in the city, and just three minutes from the international airport and convention center.”

The hotel is located within La Gran Manzana, a modern new building complex in Guayaquil with offices and retail space and next to the Mall del Sol, the biggest and most important shopping center in Ecuador. The hotel offers first class amenities, a full-service modern concept restaurant, terrace area, fitness center and spa, pool, E-corner, 2,700 square feet of meeting space, business center, 24-hour room service, and 24-hour concierge service. The hotel can be found online at and can also be booked in the GDS at:

Sabre:  Chain code is SO and Guayaquil Property code is 140637

Amadeus: Chain code is SN and Guayaquil Property code is GYESON

Galileo: Chain code is SN and Guayaquil Property code is 14602

Worldspan: Chain code is SN and Guayaquil Property code is GYESO

Guayaquil, a port city with a tropical climate, is the largest city in Ecuador.  The city is considered the gateway to the Galapagos Islands located 500 miles offshore. Guayaquil has wonderful neighborhoods including the historic barrio of “Las Peñas”, the artistic center of the city with 400-year-old houses converted into art galleries and restaurants giving an impression of the old, picturesque colonial Guayaquil.  Malecón 2000 is a new urban park on the Simón Bolívar Pier overlooking the Guayas River and home of the tall ship Guayas. The Mercado Artesanal is the largest artisan market in the city offering 240-shops.  Parque Centenario is the beautiful park in the city center.  Guayaquil is home to a theater, film and art scene that is growing alongside an already lively club and bar scene supported by several large universities that keep the city young at heart. 

GHL Hoteles, who has managed Sonesta Hotels in Peru since 2005, owns and operates hotels throughout South America. With more than 40 years of experience in the hotel industry, GHL currently, operates 41 hotels in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Panama; including 15 Sonesta Hotels located in Peru, Chile, Colombia and now Ecuador.

The Sonesta Collection is a distinctive international collection of upscale hotels, resorts and cruise ships. Every property reflects the energy, style and spirit of its location. Locally-inspired and artfully-presented cuisine, luxurious accommodations and passionate personal service create an authentic and memorable guest experience. Discover the Sonesta Collection in Boston, New Orleans, Miami, St. Maarten (2), Brazil, Chile (3), Colombia (4), Ecuador, Peru (7), and Egypt (13). Opening soon in: Panama City, Panama; Miami, FL; and San Carlos, Mexico. For more information visit or call 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada.



Lorie Juliano
Director of Corporate Communication
Sonesta Collection Hotels. Resorts. Cruises

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