Meet the GM: Bob Haislip, Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

This month’s featured GM is Bob Haislip of Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore. To honor the man that keeps this hotel running smoothly on a daily basis, we asked Bob a few questions to get to know him a little better. Check out his answers below to learn  more about this treasured member of our Sonesta family.

Q: What do you like most about working within and leading a hotel?  

A: I love the daily challenges our business provides, getting to know each member of the team, and interacting and connecting with our guests.

Q: During your time with Sonesta – what role/opportunity have you enjoyed most? 

A: The opportunity to step up from Director of Operations to GM here at RSHC has been both challenging and fulfilling.

Q: What has been your hotel’s most successful Amazing Moment ? 

A: A couple years back a guest arrived sans suitcase, which was lost in transit.  When he shared this with our bellmen at arrival, the bellmen volunteered to take the guest shopping to a nearby men’s store and assist him in getting “suited” for his meeting the next day.  He could not stop thanking us for genuinely caring about his happiness/success.

Q: If you weren’t a hotelier, what would you be? 

A: I would be a winemaker!

Q: What do you enjoy most about living in the local Baltimore area? 

A: There is so much history in Baltimore and the vicinity there is always so much to do.  Baltimore is also an up-and-coming foodies hotspot!

Q: Name your favorite place to visit—  any destination in the world.

Lucca, Italy, a small, quaint, town in Tuscany close to Cinque Terre would be first and Siesta Key on the gulf-side of Florida a close second.

Q: Name three items you absolutely do not travel without.

A: Kindle, corkscrew, Nalgene bottle.

Q: What is something your guests would be surprised to know about you? 

A: I have performed professionally in opera and musical theatre.

While we may not have known Bob’s love of the theatre, we’ve known one thing for quite some time — Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore couldn’t operate so successfully without his expertise, guidance, and unmatched dedication. The next time you find yourself enjoying a stay at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, be sure to say a friendly “hello” to General Manager, Bob Haislip.

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