Extended Stay America Deploys System to Empower Employees

Extended Stay America rolls out new learning and knowledge deployment system to employees.

Charlotte, NC, April 17, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Extended Stay America has enlisted the help of Knowledge Anywhere to ensure their employee training is top-notch by deploying a new Learning System.

The new system will provide all employees with access to Extended Stay America’s training catalog, with courses on topics, such as customer service, safety, computer skills, and effective sales. The system tracks and monitors the training each employee receives to ensure they have the knowledge necessary to maintain a high level of professionalism and hospitality acumen.

The system also includes a Newsroom with video messages from company executives, allowing clear communication of corporate priorities and initiatives. Powerful reporting features allow decision makers to monitor key training metrics.

Extended Stay America’s vice president of standards, training, and guest relations, Simon Mendy, said, “Our success is directly tied to our 9,000 employees providing a consistent level of service to our customers. The new learning and knowledge platform provides a centralized location for our team members distributed across North American to access the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their job performance.”

The new system is available to everyone in the organization from housekeeping, maintenance, hotel management, to corporate staff. The job performance and training elements include video briefings, online course, quizzes, and quick-glance job aids.

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, CEO Jim Donald emphasized the importance of empowering his company’s employees. This system will do just that by giving them consistent, high-quality, accurate information on everything Extended Stay America.

“We are thrilled the Extended Stay America team has given us the opportunity to provide them with a knowledge distribution platform that will help them reach and exceed their training objectives and business goals,” said Knowledge Anywhere CEO Charlie Gillette.

About Extended Stay America:
Operated by HVM L.L.C., Extended Stay Hotels has emerged as a category leader with the largest distribution of extended stay properties in the United States. The company owns and operates nearly 700 newly renovated locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering 76,000 hotel rooms under the brand Extended Stay America®. From free in-room Wi-Fi access and grab-and-go breakfast, to flat-screen TVs with premium channels and fully equipped kitchens in every room, Extended Stay America caters to those on the go at affordable rates by the day, week or month. Equal owners Centerbridge Partners, Paulson & Co., and Blackstone Group privately hold Extended Stay Hotels, which is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and employs 9,000 nationwide. www.ExtendedStayAmerica.com

About Knowledge Anywhere, Inc.:
Knowledge Anywhere was founded in 1998. We create custom knowledge solutions for business and healthcare institutions. We pioneered the field of custom, results-driven solutions that help fill gaps and improve performance. We partner with our clients to tailor solutions that address their unique challenges. We specialize in custom knowledge gap solutions, prescriptive patient learning, custom creative content, flexible integrated technologies and strategic sourcing that will produce results in any organization. Knowledge Anywhere: turning knowledge into performance. www.KnowledgeAnywhere.com
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Sarah Gruenberg