Extended Stay Hotels grows to 680 properties

Extended Stay Hotels has acquired its 680th property, a milestone for the lodging firm which owns and operates all of its hotels in the US and Canada. The latest property, a 102-room hotel in Destin, Fla., was acquired in August.

The hotel has been reflagged an Extended Stay America and features studios with kitchen areas; laundry facilities; a pool; and Wi-Fi Internet access.

With this acquisition, we now offer three hotels in northwest Florida, said Gary DeLapp, president and CEO of HVM, parent company of Extended Stay Hotels. We anticipate continued growth throughout 2006 to further reinforce our position as the leader in the long-term stay category.

Funded in 2004, Extended Stay Hotels properties fall under five brand names: Extended Stay Deluxe, Extended Stay America, Homestead Studio Suites Hotels, StudioPLUS Deluxe Studios and Crossland Economy Studio. All hotels feature studio suites with separate living, dining and sleeping areas, workspace and fully equipped kitchens.

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