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Sonesta Essential Opens in La Porte, Texas

Sonesta Continues Expansion of Newest Hotel Brand

NEWTON, MA [May 22, 2024] – Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) today announced the opening of Sonesta Essential La Porte. The 84-room, upper-midscale property is located at 1103 West Fairmont Parkway in La Porte, TX. Located in suburban Houston, Sonesta Essential La Porte is near Sylvan Beach Park and historical sites such as the San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield, the final battle of the Texas Revolution.

“The growth of the Sonesta Essential brand continues with the opening of Sonesta Essential La Porte, which is the brand’s sixth location in Texas,” said Keith Pierce, Sonesta’s EVP and President Franchise & Development. “Focused on providing just the essentials, this brand has seen immediate success with its appeal to both owners and guests alike.”

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 La Porte 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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