December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Puebla, Pue. – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, and Operadora MEXAA, announce the groundbreaking of the Staybridge Suites® Puebla hotel. Currently undergoing construction, the hotel is expected to open by Fall 2015. There are currently three Staybridge Suites hotels open in Mexico, including properties in Monterrey, Guadalajara and Queretaro, and once open, this property will be the upscale extended stay brand's first hotel in Puebla. The 129 suite, eight–story hotel, located in the area of Plaza Mesón del Angel Mall, is being developed with an investment of more than US $12 million by Operadora MEXAA.
The groundbreaking ceremony, held on November 20, was attended by prominent local government dignitaries including Rafael Moreno Valle, Governor of Puebla State; José Antonio Gali Lopez, Ministry of Competitiveness, Labour and Economic Development; and Roberto Trauwitz Echeguren, Ministry of Tourism.
"The Staybridge Suites brand recently became the fastest growing brand in the upscale extended stay segment, and we're pleased to contribute to that solid growth with another development in Mexico," said Gerardo S. Murray, Regional Vice President of Distribution and Commercial Marketing Mexico, Latin America & Caribbean, IHG. "The City of Puebla needed a hotel brand for guests who are traveling for weeks or months at a time and the Staybridge Suites brand offers travelers a place to enjoy home-like experiences combined with affordable and comfortable accommodations to meet all of their needs."
Boasting well-designed and spacious guestrooms, the new property will offer 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, 24-hour guest lounge and outdoor living room with barbecue and fire pit will be available for all guests.
The hotel will be strategically located at the entrance of the main corridor of Puebla at Blvd. Hermanos Serdan 810. Nearby attractions and businesses include San Jose Cuatro Caminos neighborhood and the Volkswagen industrial park. The Staybridge Suites Puebla hotel is owned and managed by Operadoa MEXAA and franchised by an affiliate of IHG.
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.
The Staybridge Suites® brand 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.
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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.
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