Extended Stay America, Inc. and its paired share REIT (real estate investment trust), ESH Hospitality, announced that preliminary results show holders of a majority of its shares have voted in favor of the previously announced merger agreement under which the company will be acquired by funds managed by Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Starwood Capital for $20.50 per paired share in cash. The results of the vote are preliminary and are subject to certification by the independent inspector of election. Extended Stay America intends to disclose the final voting results on a Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as soon as possible following such certification. The closing is currently scheduled for June 16. Extended Stay America has 652 hotels in the mid-priced extended stay segment in the US. ESH Hospitality, Inc. says it is the largest lodging REIT in North America by unit and room count, with 564 hotels and approximately 62,500 rooms in the US. ESA also franchises an additional 88 Extended Stay America hotels.