ESA opens first company-owned new-build in 12+ years

The 124-room, four-story Extended Stay America Gibsonton (Fla.) includes a gym and a laundry room. Photo credit: Extended Stay America

Extended Stay America opened its first company-owned new-build hotel in more than 12 years earlier this week. The brand’s 54th property in Florida, the 124-room, four-story Extended Stay America Gibsonton includes a gym and a laundry room.

“This location complements our existing eight hotels in the Tampa-St. Pete metro area and provides guests with an affordable and comfortable place to stay in the southern portion of Hillsborough County proximate to many existing and new demand generators, creating an easy commute both north and south for guests visiting the area,” Jim Alderman, chief development officer for Extended Stay America, said in a statement.

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The Gibsonton location represents Extended Stay America’s southernmost hotel on Florida’s west coast, extending its reach down the Interstate 75 corridor. It will soon be joined by new Florida hotels in Port Charlotte, Palmetto and North Tampa.

Extended Stay America owns 556 hotels with more than 61,500 rooms. It manages or franchises an additional 73 locations, bringing its total presence to 629 hotels with more than 69,000 rooms.