Sonesta names Jeff Knowlton chief information officer

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation has appointed Jeff Knowlton to the role of chief information officer.

“We welcome Jeff to Sonesta and look forward to leveraging his 25 years of experience leading IT teams and successfully implementing strategic initiatives within the hospitality industry,” said John Murray, president/CEO, Sonesta. “As an accomplished technology executive, Jeff has the comprehensive experience that we believe will fuel Sonesta’s growth and drive innovation in our business.”

Knowlton most recently served as VP. information technology at Pursuit Collection, a Denver-based hospitality and attractions company, where he built the IT department to support the company’s growth. Prior to Pursuit Collection, he was VP, property technology at Sage Hospitality, where he played a vital role in developing and implementing the company’s IT strategy for both hotels and restaurants. Earlier in his career, he held a series of progressively senior IT roles at Vail Resorts and Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

“I am excited to join Sonesta during this period of tremendous growth,” said Knowlton. “I look forward to supporting Sonesta’s continued growth by leveraging technology to contribute to creating unforgettable experiences for our guests and great value for our owners.”