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Multimedia Release -- Extended Stay America Hotels and Sunny Anderson Get Cookin' at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Extended Stay America, the largest owned and operated hotel chain with kitchens in every room, has donated $5,000 to No Kid Hungry, a campaign to end child hunger in America. From Oct. 16-19, Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE attendees were encouraged to post photos to social media, live from a pop-up ESA hotel room including a full-size kitchen, alongside Food Network Host Sunny Anderson, using #cookwithESA. To see the festival action, foodies, travelers and fans can check out our sizzle video or watch the complete version on Extended Stay America's website social media channels.



A multimedia version of this release that includes photos and a video clip is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/mpr/extendedstayam/?d=10103908

"Aligning with initiatives like No Kid Hungry is an important demonstration of Extended Stay America's commitment to giving back to the communities in which we live and serve," said Tom Seddon, chief marketing officer at Extended Stay America. "We're proud to contribute to the campaign alongside the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival."

Attendees at the ESA pop-up hotel room also received Extended Stay America's in-room cookbook, including travel-friendly recipes created by Sunny Anderson that can be whipped-up in an ESA kitchen. "Creating recipes for Extended Stay America's cookbook is one of my favorite projects because it allows me to do what I love – share simple, affordable meals that can be made by everyday cooks like me," said Food Network Host Sunny Anderson.

From business travelers to families on the go, Extended Stay America encourages cooks of all kinds to visit AwayFromHomeCooking.com for recipe inspiration and tips.

About Extended Stay America

Extended Stay America, Inc., the largest owner/operator of company-branded hotels in North America, owns and operates 682 hotels in the U.S. and Canada comprising approximately 76,000 rooms and employs approximately 10,000 employees in its hotel properties and headquarters. The Company owns and operates hotels under the core brand Extended Stay America®, which serves the mid-priced extended stay segment, and other brands. Visit www.extendedstay.com for more information about the Company and its services.

About the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is hosted by and benefits the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign, 100% of the Festival's net proceeds go toward helping these community based organizations fight hunger. Southern Wine & Spirits of New York is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival. More information about the Festival can be found at www.nycwff.org

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Source:Extended Stay America