NEWTON, MA—Sonesta International Hotels Corporation is set to add another large hotel portfolio in the coming months. Service Properties Trust will transfer branding and management of 98 hotels to Sonesta, including two full-service, 56 select-service and 40 extended-stay hotels across the U.S. All of the properties are currently Marriott-branded hotels.
Sonesta will transition management of nine of these hotels on Dec. 15 and the remaining 89 on Jan. 31, 2021. This latest announcement follows two other recent SVC transactions contributing to Sonesta’s growth and its new position as SVC’s largest operator. Four hotels were transferred by SVC during September and have all been reflagged as Sonesta hotels, while 103 hotels will be transferred by SVC on Nov. 30, including 22 full-service and 81 extended-stay hotels in the U.S.; Ontario, Canada; and Puerto Rico. Reservations are currently being accepted at these properties on Sonesta.com for stays beginning Dec. 1.
“We’re proud that SVC continues to grow its relationship with Sonesta by entrusting us with management of another sizable portfolio of their hotels and resorts,” said Carlos Flores, president/CEO, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. “We are prepared and confident in our abilities to ensure these hotels receive the same level of exceptional care and support as Sonesta’s existing 80-plus properties.”
It is expected that by the end of Q1 2021, Sonesta will have more than 250 properties in the U.S. and more than 280 properties globally, expanding its U.S. footprint in key tourism and business destinations by more than fourfold. In the U.S., Sonesta will increase from three to five brands: Royal Sonesta, Sonesta Hotels & Resorts, Sonesta ES Suites and the two newest brands, Sonesta Select and Sonesta Simply Suites.