Extended Stay America Hotels Partners With Food Network's Sunny Anderson To Present "Away From Home Cooking" Cookbook

National hotel chain invites travelers to see what's cooking in 76,000 in-room kitchens

Oct 29, 2013, 11:11 ET from Extended Stay America

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extended Stay America (ESA), the largest company-owned and operated hotel chain with kitchens in every hotel room, announces a partnership with Food Network's Sunny Anderson to present "Away From Home Cooking" – an on-the-go cookbook featuring 24 super simple recipes that deliver the comforting taste of home wherever the road leads, from vacation homes and college dorms to campsites and even first-time apartment rentals. Beginning October 2013, Extended Stay America's 76,000 guestrooms will feature Sunny's tips for tasty and easy-to-prepare homecooked meals when on the road, with additional resources available online at www.AwayFromHomeCooking.com.   

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"From growing up an Army brat to traveling the country in search of local flavors, I'm familiar with life on the road, which is why I'm thrilled to team up with Extended Stay America to create the 'Away From Home Cooking' resource," says Sunny Anderson. When I hit the road, I choose ESA as my home-away-from-home since I can always count on welcoming staff and a comfortable room with a kitchen to test a recipe or whip up my favorite meal." 

Sunny's culinary experience inspires 11 exclusive recipes found in Extended Stay America's "Away From Home Cooking" booklet. From North Carolina Braised Ribs and Philly Cheesesteak Rice Bowl, to recipes contributed by ESA associates, including Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup and Triple Burger Chili, homecooking goes mobile by utilizing simple methods, ingredients and utensils found in the Extended Stay America hotel room.

Extended Stay America kitchens are complete with a full-size refrigerator, two-burner stovetop, microwave, toaster and coffeemaker, plus cooking utensils, dishes and cutlery, providing the option to dine-in instead of the usual choices of delivery and carry-out.

"A good meal after a long day of travel helps guests feel at home while on the road, which is why we're proud to partner with Sunny Anderson as we bring to life 'Away From Home Cooking'," says Terry Atkins, senior director of marketing communications at ESA.

"This on-the-go cookbook allows guests to skip fast food and empty calories to cook wallet- and waist-friendly meals using simple ingredients, shortcuts and techniques." 

Whether staying for a day, week or month, Extended Stay America puts travelers where they want to be, with nearly 700 locations combining comfort with the convenient amenities of home. From free in-room Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs with premium channels to complimentary Grab and Go breakfast daily and pet-friendly accommodations, Extended Stay America provides the key to a great stay.

To see what's cooking at Extended Stay America, visit the "Away From Home Cooking" online resource at AwayFromHomeCooking.com; book your next stay at ESA by calling 800-804-3724 or visit ExtendedStayAmerica.com for more information.

About Extended Stay America
Based in Charlotte, N.C., Extended Stay America has 684 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company owns and operates hotels under the core brand, Extended Stay America ®, which serves the mid-priced extended stay segment, and other brands. It is the largest owner/operator of company-branded hotels in North America and employs approximately 10,400 employees in its hotel properties and headquarters. ExtendedStayAmerica.com.

About Sunny Anderson
Sunny Anderson is the host of Food Network's Cooking For Real and Home Made in America with Sunny Anderson. After years of cooking for her music industry friends, she started catering while a DJ at New York City's HOT 97, and became the food and lifestyle editor at Hip Hop Weekly. Sunny appears regularly on the Rachael Ray Show and the Today Show, is a new contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine's food section, and is often in Food Network Magazine, Essence, and People. Sunny's first cookbook Sunny's Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life hit stores Sept. 17, 2013 and reached the New York Time's bestseller list just 10 days later. Sunny lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

SOURCE Extended Stay America