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Sonesta Essential Opens Hotels in Two New Locations in March

A Sonesta Essential hotel exterior

Sonesta Expands Essential Hotel Brand in  Morgantown, WV and Gonzalez, TX

NEWTON, MA [April 04, 2024] – Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) today announced the opening of two new upper-midscale Sonesta Essential hotels in March. Sonesta Essential Morgantown is a 57-room hotel located at 15 Lawless Road in Morgantown, West Virginia, and Sonesta Essential Gonzales is a 52-room hotel located at 2019 Water Street in Gonzales, Texas.

“The opening of two new Sonesta Essential hotels showcases the continued growth of one of Sonesta’s newest brands,” said Keith Pierce, Sonesta’s EVP and President Franchise & Development. “As experienced hotel owners and operators, we have created a fast, friendly, and flexible model for our franchisees that allows for swift conversions into our portfolio.”

Sonesta Essential is a limited-service brand that 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.

Guests booking at Sonesta Essential can earn or redeem points in 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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