Staybridge Suites Franchise Opens In Oklahoma City Near Airport

Hotel along the Meridian Corridor is close to downtown, entertainment district

June 11, 2010 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, announced today the opening of a new Staybridge Suites in Oklahoma City, conveniently located on the Meridian Avenue corridor just a short distance from Will Rogers International Airport, downtown Oklahoma City and Dell's Oklahoma City Campus.

"We're very pleased to welcome this property to our growing family of upscale extended-stay hotels," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Delivery, the Americas, IHG. "This new Staybridge Suites in Oklahoma City includes our extended-stay amenities, such as full kitchens, comfortable living areas, housekeeping and meal services, and will appeal to guests whether they're in Oklahoma City for business or leisure."

The Staybridge Suites Oklahoma City Airport features 1,700-square-feet of meeting space that can seat 60 people, as well as access to a public walkway along the Oklahoma River. The hotel is just two miles from the White Water Bay Water Park and six miles from the Bricktown Entertainment District, which features many restaurants, nightclubs, sporting facilities, shops and other attractions.

The four-story property 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, 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; 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 indoor pool, 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 in the hotel's Great Room for evening "Sundowner" receptions three days a week that include complimentary refreshments, light appetizers and conversation. Guests at Staybridge Suites Oklahoma City Airport can get Internet connectivity throughout the hotel with complimentary "Wireless Anywhere."

Located at the intersection of Southwest 15th Street and Meridan Avenue, the Staybridge Suites Oklahoma City Airport is owned and operated by Premier Hospitality Group under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

Staybridge Suites participates in IHG's guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards. The industry's first and largest guest loyalty program has 48 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 4,400 hotels worldwide.

About Staybridge Suites Hotels

Staybridge Suites® is an innovative all-suite hotel brand designed to meet the needs of extended-stay guests. It is ideal for travelers seeking a residential-style hotel that is perfect for business, relocation and vacations. Staybridge Suites was ranked highest in guest satisfaction among extended stay hotel chains, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM.

Amenities include: three suite types (deluxe studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/2 bath) with fully equipped kitchens, highly functional work areas, two-line speaker phone with voicemail and direct dial access and free high-speed Internet access. Staybridge Suites offers free "Wireless Anywhere," complimentary daily deluxe breakfast buffet and evening Sundowner reception three days a week, and 24-hour business services featuring complimentary PC work stations and free Internet access.

Staybridge Suites entered the extended-stay segment in December 1998 when its flagship location in Alpharetta, Georgia, opened. Since that opening, the Staybridge Suites brand continues to grow rapidly with more than 180 hotels open across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. There are more than 110 Staybridge Suites in the pipeline, including seven outside of the Americas.

Staybridge Suites was recently named best in customer satisfaction during the first quarter of 2009. Based on 35,000 customer interviews in a Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI) quarterly survey, guests named Staybridge Suites the leader in customer satisfaction within the upscale hotel segment. Staybridge Suites' score surpassed 23 other hotel brands in this category.

Notes to Editors:

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 4,400 hotels and more than 650,000 guest rooms in 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 48 million members worldwide.

IHG has over 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 160,000 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.

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