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Sonesta Launches New Extended-Stay Brand, Upgrades Full-Service Hotels

NEWTON, Mass.—The Sonesta Collection has announced the official launch of Sonesta ES Suites, an extended-stay brand, as well as refreshed U.S. hotels and resorts in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Hilton Head Island, Houston, and Philadelphia, with plans for New Orleans to be completed in 2015. More than $250 million was invested in upgrades and redesigns.

From studios to one- and two-bedroom units, each of the new residence-style Sonesta ES Suites feature oversized accommodations, adaptable work areas and common spaces, and a fully equipped kitchen. Amenities include daily free breakfast, unexpected treats, and social gatherings to celebrate the culture and flavor of the local community.

Each full-service Sonesta offers locally inspired design and food and beverage. Houston’s place in the history of space exploration subtly influences the property there, while Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Boston reflect those cities’ museum and art culture with galleries and art events in the hotels. Guests can experience the best of New Orleans from coffee to cuisine to music without leaving the hotel with amenities like Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse.

“At Sonesta, we embrace a sense of place in each of our hotels. From locally inspired décor and seasonally sourced ingredients for menus, to employees who embody our culture of caring with support of the local community, we’re proud to provide our guests with more than just a place to stay,” said Carlos Flores, president and chief executive officer of Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. “I’m really excited to welcome back our long-term guests and especially for the guests that will experience Sonesta for the first time at our newly reimagined hotels.”

Sonesta ES Suites are located in 16 cities: Andover, Mass.; Atlanta, Ga.; Auburn Hills, Mich.; Burlington, Mass.; Charlotte, N.C.; Columbia, Md.; Dublin, Ohio; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Houston, Texas; Orlando, Fla.; Parsippany, N.J.; Princeton, N.J.; Malvern, Pa.; St. Louis, Mo.; Schaumburg, Ill.; and Somerset, N.J.

Full-service hotel renovations have been completed at Sonesta Gwinnet Place Atlanta, Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, Royal Sonesta Boston Cambridge, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, and Sonesta Philadelphia. Plans are already underway to deliver a reimagined guest experience at Royal Sonesta New Orleans, to be completed in fall 2015.

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