Extended Stay America expands in South Carolina

Extended Stay America has broken ground on the Extended Stay America Premier Suites Duncan in Duncan, S.C. The franchised property is being developed and managed by VMV Capital.

"The Extended Stay America Premier Suites Duncan will serve the growing demand for extended stay lodging in the area and continues our strategy of growing the brand through franchising," Mark Williams, managing director of franchise development, Extended Stay America, said in a statement. "It is always a pleasure to work with owners like VMV Capital who invest in their own communities and help us continue to meet the growing demand for extended-stay lodging."

The four-story, 88-room hotel will have a fitness room, onsite guest laundry and vending options in the lobby. In addition, the rooms include fully equipped kitchens with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, cookware, utensils and dishes. Guestrooms will also have pillowtop beds, recliners and a workspace.

"This Extended Stay America Premier Suites is the first of its kind in the VMV Capital portfolio," VMV Capital CEO Vinny Patel said in a statement. "The in-room amenities create an apartment-style environment for the business and leisure traveler alike, fostering an at-home experience during long-term stays."

Construction is underway, and the hotel is expected to open in summer 2023.