This month’s Meet the GM column is dedicated to Rebecca Barlow, General Manager of Sonesta ES Suites Burlington, VT. Check out our Q&A with Rebecca below to learn what makes this GM so special to our Sonesta family!

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

A: I love meeting new people from all walks of life. Whether they are the employees at the hotel or the guests that come to stay with us. It is what attracted me to hospitality years ago, and still proves to be an amazing benefit of the industry.

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

A: I am loving the culture of Sonesta and I am really having fun with Everyday Surprises.   

Q: What has been your most successful Everyday Surprise at your hotel?  

A: Our Holiday Cookie Station was a huge hit. Families had a blast coming down and decorating cookies together while watching holiday movies.

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

A: I would probably be a teacher or a nurse.

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

A: I am enjoying all of the new hiking trails to explore, and the skiing isn’t half bad either.

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

A: I have always loved Sedona Arizona. Just something about the town instantly relaxes me.

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

A: Portable charger, sleep mask, headphones

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

A: That I have driven across the country, twice.

Don’t forget to say a friendly “hello” to General Manager Rebecca Barlow if you ever find yourself staying at Sonesta ES Suites Burlington, VT!