Extended Stay America, Inc. Launches Faster Website Reservations System

16th Apr 2002

Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE: ESA), a leading provider of extended-stay lodging, has launched a new reservation system that will save significant time for guests of the hotel chain when making reservations online.

The new system, Road Warrior Reservations, enables guests to establish an account by completing a short form online at www.extendedstay.com. Once guests complete the initial form, only a password, a destination and dates are needed to make subsequent reservations.

Reservations can be made online at any of Extended Stay America, Inc.`s hotels nationwide under any of the Company`s extended-stay hotel brands: Extended StayAmerica Efficiency Studios, StudioPLUS Deluxe Studios and Crossland Economy Studios. If they prefer, guests can also continue making reservations using the original system.

“Our guests are busy people and our new Road Warrior Reservations Account program is more convenient than traditional online reservations systems and saves our guests a significant amount of time. It`s just one more way for us show our patrons how much we appreciate their loyalty,” said Bob Brannon, President and Chief Operating Officer.

Extended Stay America, Inc. was founded in January 1995 by Mr. Johnson and H. Wayne Huizenga. Mr. Johnson was formerly President of the Consumer Products Division of Blockbuster Entertainment Corp., a division of Viacom, Inc. Mr. Huizenga, who is Chairman of the Board, is also Chairman of the Board for AutoNation, Inc. and formerly was Vice Chairman of Viacom, Inc., and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blockbuster Entertainment Corp.


The Company, which is the fastest-growing company owned and operated hotel chain in U.S. history, was recently named one of America`s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies by FORTUNE magazine for the third year in a row and was added to Standard and Poor`s MidCap 400 Index in 2001. Currently, Extended Stay America, Inc. operates 443 extended-stay lodging hotels in 42 states, which includes 95 StudioPLUS Deluxe Studios, 309 Extended StayAmerica Efficiency Studios and 39 Crossland Economy Studios facilities.

For reservations, locations or additional information on Extended Stay America, Inc., please call 1-800-EXT-STAY or visit the Company`s Web site at www.extendedstay.com.



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