Everhome Suites breaks ground on six hotels

Choice Hotels International is breaking ground on five Everhome Suites properties in Texas cities including Amarillo, Bastrop, Brownsville, El Paso and Waco as well as one in Yuma, Ariz. according to Choice, the Southwest region has "a thriving economy, diverse business landscape, favorable climate and a steady influx of travelers" that presents an "unparalleled opportunity for both business and leisure travelers seeking extended-stay accommodations." 

"With over 60 Everhome Suites in our pipeline and six new groundbreakings across the Southwest, Choice continues to capture growing demand for extended stay properties in the region," Ron Burgett, senior vice president of franchise development for extended stay at Choice Hotels, said in a statement. "Our leadership in extended stay is made possible by Choice's expert team of dedicated professionals, in collaboration with our outstanding group of developers and franchisees like the HighSide Companies."

The Texas and Arizona hotels are being developed in conjunction with HighSide Companies. A frequent Choice Hotels collaborator, HighSide has eight projects under construction and plans to start construction on more Everhomes across multiple U.S. markets by the end of 2024. 

"Choice has been a great partner, and we are big believers in the Everhome Suites brand. We are looking forward to adding these new properties in strategic markets to our expanding portfolio," said Justin Roberts, CEO of HighSide Companies.

Launched in 2020 as the industry's first new-construction midscale extended stay offering in nearly a decade, Everhome Suites is designed to empower guests to adapt their environment to the way they live and work during longer-term stays. The properties under construction include:

  • Everhome Suites Amarillo will have 114 rooms. Amarillo has one of the fastest growing economies among the top 100 midsized cities in the U.S. It serves as the region's medical hub with more than 1,000 hospital beds within a half-mile radius of the Everhome, and is home to a significant number of agricultural and livestock manufacturing facilities. The hotel is anticipated to open in the first quarter of 2025.
  • Everhome Suites Bastrop will have 114 rooms. Demand in the market—located approximately 30 miles south of Austin—is primarily from a sizeable medical research and development presence, and large production facilities for SpaceX and Boring Co. The city is also poised for further growth upon completion of a 550-acre film studio and entertainment district. The hotel is expected to open in the first quarter of 2025.
  • Everhome Suites Brownsville will be a 122-room hotel. Brownsville is home to the Port of Brownsville, a SpaceX rocket launch site, and serves as a regional medical hub. The market is expected to experience continued growth due to an under-construction natural gas facility—the largest privately funded infrastructure project in the U.S. The hotel is expected to open in the first quarter of 2025.
  • Everhome Suites El Paso will be a 122-room hotel, 15 minutes from both El Paso International Airport and the U.S. Army's Fort Bliss. El Paso is the largest metro area along the U.S.-Mexico border and is experiencing a significant increase in manufacturing demand as a major cross-border trade hub. The hotel is projected to open in the first quarter of 2025.
  • Everhome Suites Waco will be a 122-room property. Located along I-40, which connects Waco to Austin and Dallas, the hotel is expected to see significant demand from Baylor University and various food processing and pharmaceutical services companies. Additionally, there are several large hospitals near this location. The hotel is expected to open in December 2024.
  • Everhome Suites Yuma will be a 122-room property. Yuma is home to a robust farming and agriculture industry that ranks third in the nation for annual winter vegetable production, three state university campuses, and military business from nearby flight training and testing facilities. The market is also a popular tourist destination; the city's population nearly doubles each winter due to snowbirds and other visitors attracted to the warm climate. The hotel is anticipated to open in the first quarter of 2025.