Sonesta ES Suites FDD – Franchise Information, Costs and Fees
Type of Business
The franchise offered in this disclosure document is for the rights to operate a Sonesta ES Suites-branded hotel.
Sonesta RL Hotels Franchising Inc. is a corporation formed in the State of Washington on December 24, 1986, as Vance Hotels, Inc. On September 19, 2005, they changed their name to Red Lion Hotels Franchising Inc., and, on September 23, 2021, they subsequently changed their name to Sonesta RL Hotels Franchising Inc. Their principal business address is 400 Centre Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458; however, they or their parent, Red Lion Hotels Corporation may provide certain support services to Brand Hotels from our offices at 315 East Robinson Street, Orlando, Florida 32801. Their parent corporation was incorporated in the State of Washington on April 25, 1978, and changed its name from WestCoast Hospitality Corporation to Red Lion Hotels Corporation on September 19, 2005. They have offered franchises under the marks since September 2021.
The total investment necessary to open a newly constructed 100-room Sonesta ES Suites branded hotel is estimated to range between $10,829,867 to $18,146,050. These amounts include $75,750 to $119,850 that must be paid to the franchisor. The total investment necessary to convert a 100-room
existing hotel into a Sonesta ES Suites-branded hotel is estimated to range between $1,096,950 to $3,441,050. These amounts include $80,750 to $139,850 that must be paid to the franchisor.