Everhome Suites expands presence in Northeast

Choice Hotels International Inc. continues to expand its Everhome Suites brand with recent groundbreakings in Portsmouth, NH; Rochester, NY; and Somerset, NJ, developed in collaboration with Highside Companies.

The extended-stay demand fundamentals make these locations an ideal fit for the Everhome Suites midscale brand, according to Choice Hotels. Within the category, the company has nearly 480 hotels open and more than 400 properties in the pipeline across its four extended-stay brands, as of the first quarter of 2024.

“With three new properties breaking ground in key high-barrier-to-entry Northeast markets, Choice is continuing its leadership and growth in extended-stay,” said Matt McElhare, VP/lead for extended-stay brands, Choice Hotels. “With four Everhome Suites open, more than 60 in development, 20 under construction and more than 10 expected to open within the next year, Choice has first-mover advantage with a proven track record of success. Our leadership is made possible by Choice’s dedicated team of nearly 70 extended-stay experts, in collaboration with our outstanding group of developers like Highside Companies.”

Justin Roberts, CEO, Highside Companies, said, “We are excited about our ongoing collaborations with Choice, which include 13 Everhome Suites currently under development, with more on the horizon.”

The three Northeast hotels are:

Everhome Suites Portsmouth will have 106 rooms. The market is home to major manufacturing facilities, including Cole Haan, Sig Sauer, SubCom, Lonza Biologics and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which employs more than 9,000 officers/civilians and supports the Navy’s nuclear submarines and Coast Guard ships. The hotel is also close to Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Portsmouth International Airport. The hotel is expected to open in the summer of 2025.

Everhome Suites Somerset will be a 114-room hotel. Somerset hosts the Colgate-Palmolive Global Technology Center, Johnson & Johnson, Nissan Training Facility, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the Children’s Hospital. It also is host to large manufacturing and distribution centers for Best Buy, Amazon, Louis Vuitton, Fujitsu, Chanel, L’Oreal and Bob’s Discount Furniture. The hotel is expected to open in the fall of 2025.

Everhome Suites Rochester will have 114 rooms. Demand in the market is primarily driven by General Motors Manufacturing, Kodak Eastman Global Headquarters, L3Harris Manufacturing, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Thermo Fisher Scientific, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Unity Hospital and Carestream Health. The location is also close to Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport. The hotel is expected to open in the spring of 2025.

At Everhome Suites properties, every room has a fully equipped kitchen with full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, stovetop, microwave, flatware, cookware and counter space, as well as spa-style bathrooms. Select premium one-bedroom suites feature in-room washers and dryers. Other amenities include the 24/7 HomeBase Market, free WiFi, a multipurpose lobby, a communal outdoor amenity area with barbeque grills, firepits, and green spaces; pools at select locations; a 24/7 fitness center; and 24/7 guest laundry facilities.