December 04, 2013 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], announces the opening of the Staybridge Suites® Atlanta Airport hotel, located just a short distance from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports. With the addition of this property, there are now four Staybridge Suites hotels open in the metro Atlanta area and eight in Georgia. An additional property is also in the pipeline for the Atlanta area, making the brand one of the most prominent upscale extended stay brands in the state.
"We’re very pleased to welcome the Staybridge Suites Atlanta Airport hotel to our swiftly growing family of upscale extended stay hotels," said Robert Radomski, vice president, Brand Management, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® brands. "Whether traveling on business, relocating or planning a vacation with family, guests traveling to metro Atlanta will find that the Staybridge Suites brand offers the best of home and hotel."
The hotel is a short drive away from Atlanta’s vibrant downtown area – home to popular attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola®, Centennial Park (commemorating the Olympic Games held in Atlanta in 1996) and the CNN® Center.
Additionally, the hotel is conveniently located near various corporate offices and the new North American headquarters for Porsche®.
The Staybridge Suites Atlanta Airport hotel is owned and operated by Apsilon Management Atlanta LLC and is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.
"While we (Apsilon Management Atlanta LLC) have three other IHG®-branded hotels, this is our first Staybridge Suites hotel, so we are excited to add the flag to the portfolio and grow the brand here in metro Atlanta," said Jamie Carden, general manager, Staybridge Suites Atlanta Airport hotel. "With numerous businesses close by, we look forward to providing a warm and home-like atmosphere for our guests."
The seven-story property features 149 well-designed spacious suites (studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/two-bath). All suites include flat screen TVs, in-room DVD/CD players; a highly functional work area separate from living areas; speaker phones, personal voice mail and complimentary local phone calls; and fully equipped kitchens, complete with a full-size refrigerator with icemaker, microwave, stovetop and dishwasher. The hotel features over 4,500-square-feet of flexible meeting space, distributed across five meeting rooms that can seat up to 60 and an additional one on the lobby level that can accommodate up to 100.
Consistent with the Staybridge Suites brand, the new hotel offers exceptional home-like surroundings including a daily complimentary hot breakfast featuring Wolfgang Puck coffee; complimentary Laundry Room and Fitness Room; a complimentary 24-hour Business Center; a guest library with books and games for guest use free of charge; as well as The Pantry, the hotel’s 24-hour convenience store stocked with snacks, sundries, beverages and easy-to-prepare meals. Additionally, guests can connect throughout the hotel with free Wireless Anywhere.
Guests can enjoy the hotel’s sport court, complimentary parking and the brand’s new Outdoor Living Room, featuring a place where guests can relax and interact in comfortable outdoor courtyard surroundings. They are also invited to get comfortable and meet and greet one another in the hotel’s Great Room for The Social evening receptions, which are offered three days a week and include complimentary refreshments and customizable entrees.
All Staybridge Suites hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG Rewards® Club. The industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program with over 76 million members, offers free membership and guests can enroll at IHGRewardsClub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or at any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide. All IHG Rewards Club members will have access to free Internet globally in 2014.
Staybridge Suites® is an innovative, all-suite hotel brand and winner of numerous awards in guest satisfaction. Staybridge Suites hotels are designed to meet the needs of extended stay guests and are ideal for travelers seeking a residential-style hotel that is perfect for business, relocation and vacations.
Amenities include: three suite types (studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/two-bath) with fully equipped kitchens, a highly functional work area separate from living areas, two-line speaker phone with voicemail and direct dial access and free high-speed Internet access. 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 more than 193 hotels open across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. There are more than 78 Staybridge Suites hotels in the pipeline, including nine outside of the Americas.
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 www.Facebook.com/StaybridgeSuites.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 76 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet for Elites across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 679,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.
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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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.