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Newton, MA (January 25, 2018) – Sonesta International Hotels Corporation today announced the appointment of Blair McSheffrey as Vice President of Global & Hotel Sales. In this role, McSheffrey will be responsible for the management of sales resources and investments, oversight of all sales management functions and the development of the people, processes and systems that maximize sales and revenue for Sonesta. He will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer, Carlos Flores.

McSheffrey is an accomplished hotel sales leader with a recognized global record of accomplishment of sustained success domestically and internationally. Prior to joining Sonesta, he served as the Vice President, Hotel Commercial Performance at InterContinental Hotels Group. While at IHG, McSheffrey directed all hotel level sales, marketing and revenue management teams for their franchised and managed properties in the Americas. He spent more than 14 years working with IHG where he served in several senior sales leadership roles including running the sales and revenue operation for IHG's China estate and developing IHG's sales infrastructure in its Global Sales operation.  Prior to IHG, he worked at Davidson Hotel Group as a Director of Sales & Marketing.

“I am thrilled to welcome Blair to the team, especially at such an exciting point in our company’s maturity,” said Carlos Flores, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. “He brings a wealth of industry knowledge with a strong background in the U.S. market and abroad. He will be a valuable asset as we continue to grow our brand in 2018.”

McSheffrey earned a degree in Hospitality Management from Loyalist College in Belleville, ON, Canada.    He speaks English, French (conversationally) and can navigate basic Mandarin.  He will be relocating to Boston from the Atlanta area with his family.

Sonesta is a growing, global hospitality brand with 80 properties in seven countries, centered on a corporate dedication to delivering a guest experience that provides more than just a place to stay. With a portfolio of diverse and distinctive properties as individual as its guests, there is no typical Sonesta. Offering a full range of exceptional experiences found in many of the most memorable destinations in the world, Sonesta proudly exceeds guest’s expectations delivering an authentic experience time and time again.

Discover Royal Sonesta and Sonesta Hotels & Resorts in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Hilton Head Island, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Jose, St. Louis, St. Maarten (2),  Chile (2), Colombia (7), Ecuador, Peru (5), and Egypt (2 + 3 cruise ships). Sonesta ES Suites is an extended stay hotel brand managed by Sonesta found in 42 locations across the US. For more about Sonesta, visit Sonesta.com or call +1.617.315.9200 or 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada.

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