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Sonesta and HaYovel Issue Joint Statement Regarding Amicable Resolution of Cancelled Nashville Event

Parties Commit to Assisting Impacted Attendees

NEWTON, Mass. & PATTERSON, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta), the 8th largest hotel company in the U.S., and HaYovel, a non-profit organization focused on helping Christians from around the world volunteer in Israel, today announced that they have reached a resolution following the Sonesta Nashville Airport’s cancellation of a planned HaYovel event at the hotel due to security concerns. The organizations issued the following joint statement:

Sonesta and HaYovel are pleased to have quickly and amicably reached a resolution regarding the cancellation of a recent event that was to be hosted at the Sonesta Nashville Airport.

The safety and wellbeing of Sonesta’s team and guests is its top priority. While Sonesta determined it was unable to host the HaYovel event due to security concerns, Sonesta sincerely apologizes for the difficulty that this decision has caused HaYovel and its Nashville event attendees. Sonesta respects all humanitarian aid and advocacy groups in their efforts on behalf of people of all faiths, beliefs and backgrounds.

HaYovel appreciates Sonesta’s willingness to resolve this situation swiftly and to the organization’s full satisfaction. As previously announced, the Nashville event has been rescheduled to take place at Ramsey Solutions on May 20-22, 2024.

Both parties are committed to assist impacted event attendees to process refunds for relevant expenses.

Event attendees requiring help with adjusting travel arrangements may contact HaYovel, Inc. at [email protected].

About Sonesta

Sonesta is the 8th largest hotel company in the U.S. according to Smith Travel Research (STR) with approximately 1,100 properties totaling 100,000 guest rooms across 15 brands in eight countries. Sonesta owns, manages and/or franchises under The Royal Sonesta; The James, Classico – a Sonesta Collection, Sonesta Hotels & Resorts; MOD – a Sonesta Collection, Sonesta Select; Sonesta Essential, Sonesta ES Suites, Sonesta Simply Suites and Sonesta Cruise Collection operating in Egypt, also; Sonesta Posadas del Inca; Red Lion Hotels; Red Lion Inn & Suites; Signature Inn; Americas Best Value Inn and Canadas Best Value Inn. Redefining hospitality through its award-winning Sonesta Travel Pass loyalty program, Sonesta offers guests the opportunity to earn and redeem points for unparalleled value and personalized experiences. Sonesta Travel Pass members receive the best rates, earn immediate points towards free nights, and accelerated status progression based on stays. For more information about Sonesta, visit or call 1.800.SONESTA.

About HaYovel

HaYovel is a faith-based, Christian ministry that brings volunteers from all over the world to Israel to aid Israeli grape farmers in planting, pruning, and harvesting their vineyards.


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