Sonesta EssentialWest Virginia

Sonesta Essential Opens in Fairmont, West Virginia

 Sonesta Expands Newest Hotel Brand with Second Location in State

NEWTON, MA [May 10, 2024] – Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) today announced the opening of Sonesta Essential Fairmont. The 62-room, upper-midscale property is located at 20 Southland Drive in Fairmont, WV. The hotel is conveniently located between Morgantown and Clarksburg, providing easy access to I-79.

“The addition of the Sonesta Essential Fairmont in West Virginia highlights Sonesta’s focus on building a strong nationwide footprint for this new brand,” said Keith Pierce, Sonesta’s EVP and President Franchise & Development. “Sonesta’s framework ensures seamless and quick conversions for our franchisees, making us an optimal franchisor for upper-midscale properties.”

Sonesta Essential provides guests with only the essentials for their stays. Sonesta Essential features elevated bedding as part of the brand’s unique sleep program, high-speed complimentary WiFi, complimentary hot breakfast, premium all-day coffee and a fitness center.

Sonesta Essential Fairmont guests can earn or redeem points as members of the award-winning Sonesta Travel Pass loyalty program.


Sonesta is one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the U.S., currently ranked 8th by Smith Travel Research (STR) with 1,200 properties totaling 100,000 guest rooms across 15 brands in eight countries. You will find nearly 300 hotels under one of Sonesta’s seven brands – Royal Sonesta ; Sonesta Hotels & Resorts ; Sonesta Select ; Sonesta ES Suites ; Sonesta Simply Suites ; Sonesta Posadas del Inca ; Sonesta Cruise Collection – operating in the U.S., Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Peru, and St. Maarten.

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