IHG Announces a New Staybridge Suites® Hotel for Edmonton, Alberta

Upscale Extended Stay Hotel Opens in the Edmonton Area

November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // EDMONTON, ALBERTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the new 122-room Staybridge Suites® West Edmonton hotel located just off Highway-16. This property, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, is IHG's newest addition to hotels in Alberta and is the first Staybridge Suites hotel in Edmonton. The property is within driving distance to local destinations including West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton Valley Zoo and Shaw Conference Centre.

"We're very pleased to welcome the Staybridge Suites West Edmonton hotel to our quickly growing family of upscale extended stay hotels," said Robert Radomski, vice president, Brand Management, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® brands. "As the first Staybridge Suites hotel in the Edmonton area, we are excited to offer travelers a place to enjoy the home-like experiences that the Staybridge Suites brand offers."

"The hotel's proximity to multiple local corporate offices, the Shaw Convention Center, and the comfort and convenience of an all-suite hotel, positions the Staybridge Suites® West Edmonton to quickly become the premier location to accommodate all travelers visiting the Edmonton area," said Michael George, chief executive officer and president, Crescent Hotels & Resorts. "Our continued expansion in Canada with this strong brand further speaks to the importance of our relationship with IHG and our continued partnership in operating quality properties throughout Canada and the U.S."

The new property offers well-designed spacious guestrooms which include a mix of studio and one-and two-bedroom/two-bathroom suites, along with more than 700 square feet of meeting space. Amenities such as a complimentary daily hot breakfast buffet and evening reception, daily housekeeping, guest laundry room, fitness center, indoor pool, 24-hour business center as well as a 24-hour guest lounge, and outdoor living room with barbecue and fire pit are available for all guests.

"We're excited to open the Staybridge Suites West Edmonton hotel because it's the right brand for this market," said Mark Perry, general manager, Staybridge Suites West Edmonton hotel. "The city of Edmonton needed a hotel brand to accommodate guests who are traveling for a week or months at a time and the Staybridge Suites brand offers affordable and comfortable accommodations with amenities tailored to these guests' needs."

The hotel located at 16929 109th Ave. NW, owned by Terracap Group and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-660-8550 or booking online at www.staybridgesuites.com/westedmonton. 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 www.IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® App, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG's more than 4,700 hotels worldwide. Guests can also book a green hotel stay at any of our IHG Green Engage enrolled hotels.

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. 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 95 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 www.Facebook.com/StaybridgeSuites.

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-10 independent third-party operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 80 hotels and resorts, with close to 19,000 rooms in 29 states and Canada. Crescent is one of a small group of independent management companies approved to operate hotels under the Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and InterContinental flags. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. For more information about Crescent Hotels & Resorts in Canada, please visit www.chrco.ca. For more information about Crescent Hotels & Resorts in the U.S., please visit www.chrco.com.

About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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 & 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 program with over 82 million members worldwide. The program 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 697,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihg,www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

SOURCE IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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Brent Marson
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
brent.marson@hkstrategies.ca
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