Extended Stay Hotels Rests Easy With Verizon Business' Advanced IP Services

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Verizon Business is providing Extended Stay Hotels with an IP-based data and voice network across the U.S. and Canada, under a new three-year, $13.8 million agreement.

Extending its longstanding relationship with Extended Stay Hotels, one of America's leading lodging chains, Verizon Business is delivering next-generation communications services to support the company's North American operations, which comprise nearly 700 properties and more than 76,500 guest rooms. 

The new network infrastructure will help Extended Stay better serve hundreds of thousands of guests per year and includes a corporatewide IP-based voice and messaging system.  It also provides the foundation for high-speed Internet service for guests - an important amenity expected by business travelers.

The hotel chain's newly converged network is built on Verizon Internet-Dedicated and IP Trunking services.  The network features a consistent architecture that enables Extended Stay Hotels to deploy cost-effective, single-line connectivity for each hotel property while doubling bandwidth capacity and streamlining network management.  It also links 12,000 employees with back-office operations, including the property management systems covering reservations and payment processing, as well as inbound and outbound calling and conferencing services. 

"Verizon Business has helped us navigate the tricky waters of IP transformation," said Ira Greenfield, vice president of technology, Extended Stay Hotels.  "We need our network to serve two sets of requirements - one for our corporate systems and the other for our guests.  With Verizon Business, we identified a cost-effective approach that delivers on both fronts."

Stephen Young, senior vice president, corporate and government market sales, Verizon Business, said, "We have worked closely with Extended Stay Hotels for a number of years to deploy an IP infrastructure that is both reliable and flexible.  Our IP expertise and the ability of our people to integrate our services and capabilities into comprehensive solutions enabled Verizon Business to deliver a network for Extended Stay Hotels that meets the requirements of its employees and guests alike."

Verizon Business is a leader in the delivery of IP solutions that help large businesses and government agencies transition to VoIP on their own path and pace.  Verizon Business VoIP solutions offer high-quality voice communications in a converged network environment, leveraging Verizon Business' vast national and international footprint and a wide range of innovative features.  Verizon Business' VoIP portfolio enables customers to use existing infrastructure, providing mix-and-match options to combine network- and premises-based capabilities.

About Extended Stay Hotels
HVM L.L.C.,SM is the operator of Extended Stay Hotels. The company operates moderately priced extended stay lodging hotels with nearly 700 locations reaching all major metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada. Our brands include Extended Stay DeluxeSM, Extended Stay America(r), Homestead Studio Suites(r), StudioPLUS Deluxe Studios(r) and Crossland Economy Studios(r).
Extended Stay Hotels provides a quality lodging experience for the growing ranks of travelers who need services and facilities specifically designed for extended stay travel. The company targets large corporate customers with multi-location extended stay needs and affordable nightly, weekly and monthly rates.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), operates the world's most connected public IP network and uses its industry-leading global-network capabilities to offer large-business and government customers an unmatched combination of security, reliability and speed.  The company integrates advanced IP communications and information technology (IT) products and services to deliver leading enterprise solutions including managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services.  These solutions power innovation and enable the company's customers to do business better. For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.