Extended Stay America, a PE-backed hotel chain, has filed to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. The company has applied to list on the NYSE. The Blackstone Group and Centerbridge Partners partnered with hedge fund Paulson & Co. to buy the company out of bankruptcy for $3.925 billion in October 2010. Jim Donald, former president and CEO of Starbucks, was appointed chief executive officer of Extended Stay earlier this year. The company owns and operates hotels in the mid-price extended stay segment.