Staybridge Suites® Hotel Opens in Albany, New York

Upscale extended stay hotel is the first Staybridge Suites property in New York state capital.

March 31, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the new-build 112-room Staybridge Suites® Albany Wolf Road-Colonie Center hotel located near the Albany International Airport. The hotel is the ninth IHG property in Albany and the first Staybridge Suites in the Capital Region.

Robert Radomski, Vice President, Brand Management, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® Brands said: “The opening of this property marks our eighth Staybridge Suites hotel in New York state. We are thrilled that we are now able to offer the home-like and community living experience that the Staybridge Suites brand is known for to those who are visiting the Albany area.”

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 900 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 and outdoor living room with barbecue and fire pit are available for all guests.

Robert Huber, General Manager said: "We believe the unique offerings of the Staybridge Suites brand are a strong fit for this market. With our convenient location near the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, we anticipate many corporate travelers from the nano technology and computer chip manufacturing fields who will appreciate the home-like amenities that our hotel provides to these long-term guests.”

The hotel, located at 39 Wolf Road, is owned by Turf Colonie LLC and managed by Turf Hotels. Reservations can be made by calling 1-518-438-3300 or booking online at www.staybridgesuites.com. 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 an environmentally-friendly 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.

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 IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. In January 2015, IHG acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the world's leading boutique hotel business.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 84 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,800 hotels and more than 710,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with over 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. Over 350,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices worldwide.

In January 2015 we completed the acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, adding 62 hotels (11,300 rooms) to our system size and 16 hotels to our 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)

Media Contacts:

Lindsay Cameron
Staybridge Suites® Hotels
lindsay.cameron@ihg.com
(770) 604-8686

Abby Jensen
IHG
abby.jensen@ihg.com
(770) 604-2475

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