June 05, 2009 // Franchising.com // Oconomowoc, Wis. - Pabst Farms Development Inc., developers of the largest master-planned community in southeastern Wisconsin, together with S&L Hospitality, a hospitality development and management company in Madison, Wis., welcomed business owners, chamber members and community leaders to a Grand Opening Ribbon Reception on June 2, commencing the opening of the new, 128-room Staybridge Suites® Milwaukee West-Oconomowoc located at 1141 Blue Ribbon Drive, Oconomowoc, Wis., 53066.
"We're very pleased to welcome this property to our swiftly growing family of upscale extended-stay hotels," said Robert Radomski, vice president, Global Brand Management, Extended-Stay Brands, IHG. "This is the second Staybridge Suites to open this year in the Milwaukee market, and we're pleased to have a hotel located in an exciting and forward-thinking development like Pabst Farms."
Guests of the grand opening event were treated to tours of the five-story property, which features three well-designed spacious suite options (deluxe studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/two-bath). All suites include in-room DVD/CD players; functional, well-lit work stations with ergonomic seating, speaker phones with direct-dial number, personal voice mail and complimentary local phone calls; and fully equipped kitchens.
Consistent with the Staybridge Suites brand, the new property offers exceptional guest amenities including a deluxe complimentary daily breakfast buffet featuring Wolfgang Puck coffee; complimentary guest laundry and workout facilities; a complimentary 24-hour business services center; 500 square feet of meeting space; a guest library with books and games; and BridgeMart®, the hotel's 24-hour convenience store stocked with snacks, sundries, beverages and easy-to-prepare meals. Guests can enjoy the hotel's heated, indoor pool and whirlpool, complimentary parking, and an outdoor courtyard with putting green and barbecue Pavilion.
Guests are invited to get comfortable in the hotel's Great Room for evening "Sundowner" receptions three days a week for complimentary refreshments, light appetizers and conversation. The hotel features the brand's "Just Like Home Theater" situated in the hotels' common area complete with a 60" plasma HDTV, surround-sound and comfortable, overstuffed chairs. Guests at Staybridge Suites Milwaukee West can get Internet connectivity throughout the hotel with complimentary "Wireless Anywhere."
The new hotel is conveniently located in the 1,500 acre Pabst Farms master-planned community, midway between Milwaukee and Madison just off of Interstate 94 and U.S. Highway 67. The property is directly across the street from the new Aurora Medical Center at Pabst Farms, which is scheduled to open in early 2010.
"The location of this new hotel is ideal because of its close proximity to the new hospital, several businesses and mid-way between Madison and Milwaukee," said Traci Sherman, general manager. "We are uniquely designed to cater to those who plan to stay for longer periods of time while traveling for business, as well as leisure guests visiting the area."
"Despite these challenging times, Pabst Farms continues to attract quality businesses like Staybridge Suites that will serve the needs of the surrounding community and the new Aurora Medical Center at Pabst Farms," said Peter Bell, president of Pabst Farms Development Inc. "Both of these projects will bring positive momentum in terms of jobs and economic benefits to the area."
Staybridge Suites participates in IHG's guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards. The industry's first and largest guest loyalty program has more than 43 million members. Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at priority club.com, by calling 1.888.211.9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any one of IHG's more than 4,200 hotels worldwide.
Staybridge Suites Milwaukee West-Oconomowoc in Oconomowoc, Wis., is a Pabst Farms Development. The grand opening of this upscale, extended-stay hotel is the latest project at Pabst Farms, following the recent launch of side-by-side condominiums at Village Crossing. S&L Hospitality of Madison, Wis. manages the hotel, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.
Privately-held Pabst Farms master-planned community is being developed by the Bell and Pabst families. Building to the land, not on the land is a vision shared by both families. This vision carries on the spirit of conservation and land management that began with Fred Pabst 100 years ago. Once completed, the 1,500- acre development will offer a variety of residential developments, office buildings, light industrial, civic elements and health care facilities in addition to innovative stores, lodging and restaurants.
S&L Hospitality is part-owner and the management company for Staybridge Suites Milwaukee West. Their award-winning, hands-on philosophy and management style supports their mission to deliver a first-class guest experience, driven by superior strategic operations and marketing. The S & L Hospitality team has prior experience developing and managing more than $800 million in hotels and resorts, including nearly 100,000 square-feet of conference and meeting space, and six high-end spas.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 4,200 hotels and more than 620,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards with 43 million members worldwide.
IHG has nearly 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create around 140,000 jobs worldwide 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.