CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) today announced plans to provide assistance to the anticipated influx of Puerto Rico residents displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria into the U.S. mainland. Extended Stay America’s corporate mission is to care for people who are building a better future for themselves and their families, so in an effort to help those in need of long-term housing while their homeland recovers, residents of Puerto Rico can receive an additional free month stay or a $500 travel credit when they book and complete a stay of 30 nights or more at any of its hotel properties.
In addition to a long-term housing solution, Extended Stay America also has employment opportunities across the U.S. that displaced residents can consider, including roles such as Guest Service Representatives, Property General Managers, Assistant General Managers, Maintenance Engineers, Housekeepers and Team Leaders.
“Our hearts go out to those affected by the hurricanes. This hits close to home for many of our associates with ties to Puerto Rico, including myself,” said Mr. Gerry Lopez, Chief Executive Officer and President, Extended Stay America. “With these storms creating unprecedented living conditions for countless residents of the island and likely requiring many months for life to return to normal, we want to empower the resilient spirit of those working tirelessly to rebuild their future. Doing the right thing, caring for our community, creating opportunity for growth and putting people first is what we at Extended Stay America do, so providing employment opportunities and a place to feel at home while they’re away from home is our way of extending a hand to those seeking refuge here in the U.S.”
About Extended Stay America
Extended Stay America, Inc. (“ESA”) is the largest integrated hotel owner/operator in North America. Its subsidiary, ESH Hospitality, Inc. (“ESH”), is the largest lodging REIT in North America by unit and room count, with over 620 hotels and approximately 68,000 rooms in the U.S. ESA manages all of ESH’s hotel properties, providing over 8,000 jobs at hotel properties and corporate headquarters. Extended Stay America® is the leading brand in the mid-priced extended stay segment, with approximately twice as many rooms as its nearest competitor. Visit www.esa.com for more information.