Sonesta Silicon Valley Appoints Pooya Banifazl as New Director of Food & Beverage

/Sonesta Silicon Valley Appoints Pooya Banifazl as New Director of Food & Beverage

Sonesta Silicon Valley Appoints Pooya Banifazl as New Director of Food & Beverage

|2019-10-28T13:40:02-05:00October 25th, 2019|

Sonesta Silicon Valley, in the heart of the tech industry, is pleased to announce that they have appointed Pooya Banifazl as their new Director of Food and Beverage.

Pooya is charged with launching the hotel’s new California Table and Bar, Manzanita (scheduled to open in November), as well as the introduction of the Sonesta Event Center in December.

Prior to coming to Sonesta Silicon Valley, Banifazl was Director of Outlets at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel in San Francisco. He has been in the food and beverage industry for more than 15 years, working with both freestanding restaurants and hotels, including extensive experience with PF Chang’s where he coordinated several successful store openings in the Bay Area.

Originally from Chicago, Banifazl moved to the Bay Area in 1994. His goal is to take the food and beverage experience at Sonesta Silicon Valley to the next level while creating a fun and positive professional atmosphere.

About Sonesta Silicon Valley

Sonesta Silicon Valley is centrally located just minutes from the headquarters of Silicon Valley giants – Cisco, Intel, Apple, Hewlett Packard, Google and many more. Only 40 miles from San Francisco and 5 miles from the San Jose International Airport, they have ample space for productive visits and interactive guest rooms with a luxurious local vibe. Welcoming communal open-area spaces foster brainstorming and collaboration. 238 spacious guest rooms are thoughtfully designed with comfort in mind, and wired with the latest technology. The soon-to-launch 6,000 square foot Sonesta Event Center will have flexible rooms equipped to handle intimate gatherings, training sessions, receptions and more. There is a heated outdoor pool with a sun deck and a peaceful garden courtyard where guests can refresh and recharge. Opening in November 2019, the on-site Manzanita restaurant will be an inviting Table and Bar concept that showcases the adventurous spirit of Latin-Asian fare paired with the easy-going Californian lifestyle. Further amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and parking, and The Pantry for grab and go snacks. Sonesta Silicon Valley is a unique take on hospitality in an ideal location.

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About Sonesta

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 time and time again.

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