Movers and Shakers

Sonder appoints three senior team members

US: Sonder, based in San Francisco, has announced the appointment of a president, a chief technology officer, and vice president of market operations in North America. Sanjay Banker joined Sonder in January 2019 as chief financial officer. He will now serve as the brand’s president whilst maintain his CFO role.


Sonder reveals Scottish expansion plans

UK: Sonder has signed its first Glasgow property and plans to further grow its presence in Scotland. San Francisco-based Sonder Hotels currently has a single property in Scotland, the 30-unit Royal Garden Apartments in Edinburgh’s New Town. It will open its first Glasgow property, a 41-unit managed service apartment block


Sonder moves into Seattle

UK: Hospitality start-up Sonder is moving into Seattle, offering units at modern development Solis. The offering is at 1300 E. Pike St. in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood, a short walk from many different city sights. The group stepped in to replace planned office space in the building this January. Sonder

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Sonder moves closer

Sonder’s move in to the hotel space has received a huge boost as well as a hefty shot of credibility, with the appointment of Frits van Paaschen to its board. Van Paaschen brings over a decade of experience at Fortune 500 companies to Sonder. His previous roles include not only spells with


Sonder gets former CEO Frits van Paaschen for its board of directors

US: Sonder announced today that seasoned executive Frits van Paaschen has joined its board of directors. Van Paaschen will join the company’s CEO, as well as members from a variety of venture capital firms who have invested in the start-up. Serving as an informal advisor for months now, van Paaschen


Sonder set for Miami flagship hotel

US: BH Investment Group, in partnership with Andres Hogg and Eduardo Vargas, has announced One Eleven Wynwood Hotel by Sonder, scheduled for completion by summer 2021. The property is located at 111 NW 26th Street in Wynwood – a five-storey, new construction development that will break ground early 2020. It

IHM’s travel and hospitality A-Z for 2022

IHM’s travel and hospitality A-Z for 2022

The editorial team at International Hospitality Media (George Sell, Paul Stevens and Eloise Hanson) have compiled an A-Z list of what to watch out for in the travel and hospitality industries this year.