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Extended Stay America Expands Franchise Development Team

March 17, 2022

CHARLOTTE, NC—Extended Stay America, the leading mid-priced extended stay hotel brand in the United States, announced today the expansion of its development team with the addition of two Regional Vice Presidents: Terry Sanders and Mike McGaughey.

“With the demonstrated resilience of the extended-stay model and our strong value proposition throughout the pandemic, this is the perfect time to expand our development team,” said Mark Williams, Managing Director, Franchise Development, Extended Stay America. “The addition of Mike and Terry will allow us to further grow our franchise system and deliver greater value to our franchise partners.”

Sanders will be responsible for continuing Extended Stay America’s franchise development throughout the Western United States. Prior to joining Extended Stay America, Sanders was Executive Vice President of Aimbridge Hospitality. He grew the company’s portfolio through mergers and acquisitions of new and existing hotel owners and private equity funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and asset managers. Sanders has held senior development positions at several major hotel brands, including Radisson and Wyndham, as well as brokerage groups throughout his career.

McGaughey will be responsible for continuing Extended Stay America’s franchise development throughout the Midwestern United States. Prior to joining Extended Stay America, McGaughey was Director of Development for New Construction at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. He has also held senior development positions with Choice Hotels International and Best Western. McGaughey holds a Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Services degree from Pepperdine University.

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