September 09, 2011 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] today announces the opening of the Staybridge Suites Orlando Airport that recently underwent a $1.3 million conversion from a Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham. The hotel is conveniently located near Orlando International Airport and overlooking Lake Lori.
"We're very pleased to welcome this property to our growing family of upscale extended-stay hotels," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, IHG. "This new Staybridge Suites in Orlando offers our upscale extended-stay amenities, such as full kitchens, comfortable living areas, housekeeping and meal services and will appeal to guests whether they're in Orlando for business or leisure."
The four-story, 135-room hotel is conveniently located within one mile of the airport, Lockheed Martin and within close proximity to the Orlando VA Medical Center and Nemours Children's Hospital. For entertainment, the hotel is near the Orlando Watersports Complex, golf courses, The Florida Mall and Wall Street Plaza in downtown Orlando that has restaurants and nightlife. The hotel also provides easy access to the new Amway Center and the Orlando Convention Center on International Drive. Area attractions such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld are all within 20 miles of the hotel.
The hotel 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, theater room, expanded fitness center, complimentary parking, and the 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 receptions three days a week that include complimentary refreshments, light appetizers and conversation. Guests can get Internet connectivity throughout the hotel with complimentary "Wireless Anywhere." The hotel also features a small meeting room, accommodating up to 20.
The hotel, located at 7450 Augusta National Drive, is owned by 7450 Augusta National Drive Holdings LLC and managed by Driftwood Hospitality Management under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. For reservations call 407-438-2121 or go to www.staybridge.com/orlandosouth.
Staybridge Suites participates in IHG's guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards, the industry's first and largest guest loyalty program with 60 million members. Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at priorityclub.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.
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 the 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," a complimentary daily deluxe breakfast buffet, evening receptions three days a week, and 24-hour business services featuring complimentary PC work stations and free Internet access.
Staybridge Suites entered the extended-stay hotel 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 almost 100 Staybridge Suites in the pipeline, including nine outside of the Americas.
Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI) named Staybridge Suites best in customer satisfaction within the upscale hotel segment for the first quarter of 2011. Staybridge Suites has continually surpassed more than 20 other hotel brands in this category.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global company operating seven well-known 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® . IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with almost 60 million members worldwide
IHG is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms and IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, a portfolio of over 4,400 hotels and more than 656,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world
IHG has more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline and expects to recruit around 160,000 people 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.