Sonesta Essential opens in La Porte, TX

The 84-room hotel is owned by Hinesh Patel

Sonesta Essential La Porte Texas
The 84-room Sonesta Essential La Porte, owned by Hinesh Patel, is now open in La Porte, Texas.

Sonesta Essential La Porte is now open in La Porte, Texas. The 84-room upper-midscale property is owned by Hinesh Patel.

The hotel is near Sylvan Beach Park and historical sites such as the San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield, the final battle of the Texas Revolution. Amenities include an indoor pool and fitness center, and it is pet-friendly.

“The growth of the Sonesta Essential brand continues with the opening of Sonesta Essential La Porte, which is the brand’s sixth location in Texas,” said Keith Pierce, Sonesta’s executive vice president and president franchise and development. “Focused on providing just the essentials, this brand has seen immediate success with its appeal to both owners and guests alike.”

Sonesta signed about 15 franchise agreements in the U.S., adding over 1,900 rooms in the first quarter of 2024. These franchises cover various Sonesta brands, like The James, Sonesta ES Suites, Sonesta Essential, Americas Best Value Inn, Red Lion Hotels, Red Lion Inn & Suites, and Sonesta Hotels & Resorts.