Choice Hotels International has launched Everhome Suites, a midscale extended-stay brand offering apartment style accommodations. The company announced agreements for 13 hotels in the Austin and Los Angeles markets, with the first to open in 2021.

The hotels will feature spacious studio and one-bedroom apartment-style units, all with a combination of defined spaces that separate work from play. Other amenities include in-room rolling workstations; full-sized closets; “spa-like” bathrooms with ample counter space; full kitchens; multipurpose lobby areas; fitness and business centers; libraries and guest laundry facilities; 24/7 marketplaces; and outdoor pools at some hotels. Patrick Pacious, CEO, said that “nobody knows the popular midscale segment better than Choice.” He said the company has tripled the size of its extended-stay portfolio over the past two years and now has over 400 properties under the WoodSpring Suites, MainStay Suites and Suburban Extended Stay brands.