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Extended Stay Opens in Round Rock

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Aug. 21, 2003—Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE: ESA) has opened a three-story Extended StayAmerica Efficiency Studios hotel located at 16950 North I-35, Round Rock, Texas. The 104-room hotel is the Company`s second property in Round Rock, its 43rd property in the state and its 467th property overall.
According to Chief Executive Officer George D. Johnson, Jr., “The extended-stay lodging market is the fastest growing segment of the hotel industry, and is quickly catching the interest of business professionals, people relocating and those on extended work assignments.”
Weekly room rates for the new Extended StayAmerica hotel are available from $269 for a Queen room and $299 for a King room—a fraction of the cost you`d pay elsewhere for similar features. Nightly rates are available from $55.
Guest rooms at Extended StayAmerica properties include a queen-size bed, recliner, cable TV with remote, free voice mail, free local calls, and a computer data port. Each room also has a kitchen with a refrigerator, two-burner range, microwave, coffee maker, utensils and tableware.
The property features a 24-hour, coin-operated, on-site laundry facility for guests and convenient vending machines. Guests are provided with weekly housekeeping service and twice-weekly towel service. Properties are generally staffed by five to six full-time and eight to ten part-time employees.
“The appeal of our hotels reaches beyond the business and corporate community. Besides being ideal for professionals on extended or temporary assignments such as consulting or training, our properties are perfect for people building homes, relocating or attending family functions,” said Mike Wilson, Vice President - Marketing.
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, formerly was Chairman of the Board for AutoNation, Inc., Vice Chairman of Viacom, Inc., and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blockbuster Entertainment Corp.
The Company is the fastest-growing company owned and operated hotel chain in U.S. history, and is the third largest owned and operated hotel company in the world. The Company was added to Standard and Poor`s MidCap 400 Index in August 2001. Currently, Extended Stay America, Inc. operates 467 extended-stay-lodging hotels in 42 states, which includes 95 StudioPLUS Deluxe Studios, 333 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