Ellen Jimenez is Director of Sales for both Sonesta ES Suites Tucson and Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff, and she embodies the Sonesta Culture of Caring both at work and in her local community. 

In addition to her dual role at Sonesta, Ellen is on the Executive Board for the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl, Chairperson of the Tucson Military Affairs Committee, Commander of the Desert Thunder Squadron, and is on the USO of Arizona Advisory Council.

She was recently named an Honorary Chief Master Sergeant at Davis-Monthan Airforce Base, an honor that is rarely given, and reflects Ellen’s leadership, support, and selflessness in her roles at the base and in the local community. There is not a weekend that goes by that Ellen isn’t attending, hosting, or volunteering at an event to benefit active duty military and/or veterans.



In 2018, Ellen was the recipient of the Sonesta Culture of Caring Award, a special recognition of service, professionalism, compassion, and dedication in serving guests and internal team members. Ellen has brought to Sonesta her own local culture of caring through her board memberships and community service, and, always a true leader, she involves the hotel team in her community activities.

The Sonesta team and Tucson community are lucky to have Ellen; please join us in congratulating her and thanking her for all she does!