IHG® Celebrates Staybridge Suites® Brand's 200th Hotel Opening
Fastest Upscale Extended Stay Brand to Reach Milestone
ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2014
ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG^®),
one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announced the 200^th hotel
opening for its Staybridge Suites^® brand – a milestone met faster than any
other brand in the upscale extended stay segment. The opening of the 102-room
Staybridge SuitesDenver-Stapleton hotel expands the brand's Denver, Colorado
portfolio to five properties and creates 30 new jobs in the community.
"We're very pleased to welcome the Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton into
IHG's swiftly growing portfolio of upscale extended stay hotels, and we are
excited to celebrate this milestone 200^th opening with valued owner Gary
Tharaldson and his team at Tharaldson Hospitality Management," said Robert
Radomski, vice president, Brand Management, Staybridge Suites^® and Candlewood
Suites^®. "The Staybridge Suites brand continues to demonstrate accelerated
growth as a result of increased demand for the brand's modern design and
excellent service, as well as benefit from the overall strength of the
extended stay segment."
The Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton hotel is owned by Gary Tharaldson and
managed by Tharaldson Hospitality Management, and is franchised by an
affiliate of IHG. The new all-suite hotel is located a short drive from
downtown Denver at 8101 E Northfield Blvd. in Denver, Colo., directly across
the street from The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, which offer many shopping
and dining venues for guest entertainment. In addition, the hotel is near the
National Western Complex, a 600,000 square foot event facility that can
accommodate groups from 50 to 10,000 people, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home
of the Colorado Rapids Soccer Team and Coors Field, home of the Colorado
Rockies. The University of Colorado Hospital and Buckley Air Force Base are
also both located nearby.
"We are proud to add yet another Staybridge Suites hotel to our portfolio with
the opening of the Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton and look forward to
offering those traveling to Denver for extended periods a new, comfortable
hotel option," said Gary Tharaldson, owner of the Staybridge Suites
Denver-Stapleton and founder of Tharaldson Hospitality Management LLC. "The
upscale product and guest service that Staybridge Suites hotels are known for,
backed by the strength of IHG, makes the brand a valuable part of our growing
The Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton hotel features three well-designed
spacious suite types (studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/two-bath). The new
property offers exceptional home-like surroundings including complimentary
amenities such as Internet connectivity throughout the hotel with Wireless
Anywhere, daily hot breakfast, Laundry Room, Fitness Room, Indoor Pool, and a
24-hour Business Center, as well as access to The Pantry, the hotel's 24-hour
convenience store. Guests can relax and mingle in the hotel's Great Room
during The Social evening receptions, held each Tuesday through Thursday,
offering complimentary beer and wine and customizable entrees.
The Staybridge Suites brand is part of IHG's diverse family of brands, which
operate in nearly 100 countries and territories and are designed to meet the
needs of guests for any occasion. The Staybridge Suites brand participates in
IHG's hotel rewards program, IHG^®Rewards Club. The industry's first and
largest hotel rewards program is free to join by enrolling at
IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading theIHG^® app,by calling1-888-211-9874or
by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG's more than 4,700 hotels
worldwide. Guests can also book a green stay at any of our IHG Green Engage
About Staybridge Suites Hotels
Staybridge Suites® is an innovative, all-suite hotel brand designed to meet
the needs of extended stay guests seeking a warm sense of community in a
home-like environment that is perfect for business, relocation and vacations.
Hotel amenities include: three suite types (studio, one-bedroom and
two-bedroom/two-bath) with fully equipped kitchens and a highly functional
work area separate from living areas. Staybridge Suites hotels offer free
Wireless Anywhere, a complimentary daily hot breakfast, The Social evening
reception three days a week, a 24-hour Business Center, Fitness Room and
Laundry Room, all of which are complimentary for guests.
The Staybridge Suites brand entered the extended stay segment in December 1998
when its flagship location in Alpharetta, Ga., opened. Since that opening, the
Staybridge Suites brand continues to grow rapidly with 200 hotels open across
the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. There are more than 88 Staybridge
Suites hotels in the pipeline, including nine outside of the Americas.
The Staybridge Suites brand is the winner of numerous awards in guest
satisfaction and was named as one of the 'Top 10 Brands in Customer
Satisfaction' globally by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI) in Q3 and Q4
2013. The brand was named as a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion, one of an
elite group of 50 U.S. companies named to the list.
For more information about the Staybridge Suites brand, call 1-877-238-8889 or
visit www.StaybridgeSuites.com. Find Staybridge Suites hotels on Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/Staybridge or Facebook
Notes to Editors:
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is a global
organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including
InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels &
Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge
Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty
programme with over 80 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched
in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet
across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 693,000 guest
rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is
incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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SOURCE IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
Contact: Jordan Worrall, Staybridge Suites® Brand, Jordan.Worrall@ihg.com,
770.604.5010, Lindsay Cameron, Staybridge Suites® Brand,
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