Extended Stay Module Orion Spacecraft

Extended Stay America was founded on January 9, 1995 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida by George D. Johnson, Jr. and Wayne Huizenga, both former executives from Viacom and its subsidiary Blockbuster. The first two Extended Stay America hotels opened in August 1995 in Spartanburg, South Carolina and Marietta, Georgia. The company was listed on the NASDAQ on December 14, 1995. Extended Stay America acquired the extended-stay hotel chain StudioPLUS on April 11, 1997. The company also developed the Crossland Economy Studios brand as a budget, extended-stay hotel compared the mid-priced StudioPLUS and economy Extended Stay America brands. In 2013, the company moved its headquarters from Spartanburg to Charlotte, North Carolina.