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Sonesta Expands Houston Footprint With Opening Of Sonesta Essential Houston Hobby Airport

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Hotel Marks Third Sonesta Essential Location in Greater Houston

NEWTON, MA (February 6, 2023) – Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Sonesta) today announced the grand opening of Sonesta Essential Houston Hobby Airport. Situated at 7902 Mosley Road in Houston, Texas, this 131-room upper-midscale hotel is conveniently located near William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

“Sonesta’s portfolio continues to grow with the third Sonesta Essential property in the Greater Houston market,” said Keith Pierce, Sonesta’s EVP and President Franchise & Development. “As experienced hotel owners and operators, we provide our franchise partners with a fast, friendly, and flexible framework that allows for rapid conversions as demonstrated by this Sonesta Essential property opening just 10 days after execution.”

Sonesta Essential provides guests with all the essentials for their stay. Available to franchise in the U.S., the brand offers easier new builds and conversions with modest brand standards, limited food and beverage requirements and simplified conversion processes. Sonesta Essential features elevated bedding, high-speed complimentary WiFi, complimentary hot breakfast, premium all-day coffee, and a fitness center.

Sonesta Essential Houston Hobby Airport guests can earn or redeem points at Sonesta Essential as members of the award-winning Sonesta Travel Pass loyalty program. This hotel is one of nearly 50 options from Sonesta in the Greater Houston market.


Sonesta is one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the U.S., currently ranked 8th by Smith Travel Research (STR) with 1,100 properties totaling 100,000 guest rooms across 13 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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