Extended Stay America, Inc. and its paired-share REIT, ESH Hospitality, Inc. (together, the "Company") (NASDAQ:STAY), the largest mid-priced extended stay hotel brand, today announced the appointment of Bruce Haase as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Haase has been elected to serve as a director of Extended Stay America, Inc. and will continue to serve as a director of ESH Hospitality, Inc. He succeeds Jonathan Halkyard, who will continue to advise the Company through February 25, 2020.
Haase has served as a director of ESH Hospitality since 2018. He has more than 20 years of lodging experience with particular expertise in the extended stay hotel segment. From 2014 to 2016, he served as Chief Executive Officer of WoodSpring Hotels, LLC, the nation's largest and fastest growing economy extended stay hotel brand. Previously, Haase served in a series of executive positions with Choice Hotels International from 2000 through 2012, most recently as Executive Vice President, Global Brands, Marketing & Operations.
Recent Appointments at Extended Stay
9 June 2020 — Extended Stay America (ESA), the leading brand in the mid-scale extended stay segment in the United States, announced today the addition of Mark Williams as Managing Director, Franchise Development.
In this role, Williams will be responsible for continuing to grow ESA's footprint throughout North America through franchise conversions and new build properties.