BOSTON – The Massachusetts Lodging Association (MLA) recently tapped Michael Medeiros, general manager of the Royal Sonesta Hotel here for its top honor, General Manager of the Year.
At the annual MLA Stars of the Industry event recently, Paul Sacco, president and CEO of the MLA, presented Medeiros with the prestigious award, noting that he was nominated by both the Royal Sonesta Boston team as well as the Cambridge Office for Tourism. “Michael is active in the community and leads the hotel with energy, creativity and compassion” says Sacco. “Hel demonstrates superior professionalism and is a leader in the hospitality industry.”
He began his career at the Boston hotel, later moving to Royal Sonesta operations in Miami and New Orleans. He returned in 2011 and oversaw a major hotel renovation that included 400 guestrooms, 20 suites, added 2,000 square feet of meeting space and 3,000 square feet of a new outdoor terrace, fitness and pool area, and created Studio, the hotel’s new Coffee & Pastry shop showcasing the creations of the culinary team.
Medeieros was praised as embodying the Sonesta’s Culture of Caring mission, encouraging staff to be the best they can be, always with an open mind for how to do things better.