CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Extended Stay America, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE:STAY) today announced that Ellen Keszler has been appointed to its Board of Directors as an independent director on February 23, 2018.  Ms. Keszler is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Sky Associates, a management and strategy consulting firm focused on the technology and travel industries since 2008. . Previously, Ms. Keszler served as President of Travelocity Business from 2003 to 2007.  From 2000 to 2003, Ms. Keszler served as Senior Vice President - North American Division of Sabre Travel Network.  From 1987 to 2000, Ms. Keszler held various finance roles at Sabre Holdings, American Airlines and JCPenney. These functions included financial planning, strategic analysis, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, and financial operations. She currently serves on several boards, including the board of directors, as well as the audit and nominating/governance committee of PROS Holdings, Inc.  

Extended Stay America's President and Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Halkyard said, "We are pleased to welcome Ellen Keszler to our Board of Directors.   The board conducted an exhaustive search for someone who would further strengthen our board's breadth of talent and background, and we are delighted to have identified such an outstanding individual.  Ellen is a nationally renowned industry leader, with over 25 years of experience in travel distribution technology, finance and both online and corporate travel agencies.  We appreciate her willingness to serve as a director and look forward to her making an important and positive impact on our company as she helps us further drive shareholder value."

Forward Looking Statements

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About Extended Stay America

Extended Stay America, Inc., the largest owner/operator of company-branded hotels in North America, owns and operates hotels in North America and employs over 8,000 employees at its hotel properties and headquarters. The Company's core brand, Extended Stay America®, serves the mid-priced extended stay segment. Visit for more information about the Company and its services.

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