Keyword: Extended Stay America
Mendy most recently served as EVP of operations for Extended Stay America, where he held multiple leadership positions over the last two decades.
Kara Hospitality is developing and managing the 92-room hotel, which is expected to open in early 2020.
The Extended Stay America hotels are located in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri and New Mexico.
The company recently completed the sale of 16 Extended Stay America branded hotels to Lodging Advisory Group and a further 16 to Provident Realty Advisors.
Three Wall Capital will be Extended Stay America’s first third-party operator following ESA's launch of a franchising model in mid-2017.
Jonathan Halkyard says the greatest challenge in extended-stay hotels right now is simply getting the word out.
Concurrently with the appointment of Halkyard, the company’s current president and CEO, Gerry Lopez, will transition to the role of senior advisor until March 18, 2018.
Now, Choice will command an extended-stay portfolio more than 350 properties strong as its dedication to the segment grows.
New developments along with technology and design advances have been transforming the extended-stay segment at a rapid clip.
Extended Stay America expects in the coming months to return to unit growth, with a target portfolio of 700 Extended Stay America branded properties by 2021.