Staybridge Suites makes its Welsh Debut in Cardiff Bay
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Staybridge Suites makes its Welsh Debut in Cardiff Bay

September 07, 2021 // Franchising.com // IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) and First Inn Group have opened the eighth Staybridge Suites hotel in the UK (first in Wales) on Cardiff Bay’s Atlantic Wharf. Cardiff is renowned for its sporting venues and Staybridge Suites Cardiff is perfectly situated near the Glamorgan Cricket Ground, Cardiff City Stadium, and the iconic Principality Stadium, home to the Wales National Rugby Team.

The brand-new addition to the First Inn Group’s franchise agreement with IHG Hotels & Resorts has brought an exciting and distinctive hotel brand to the city. Staybridge Suites Cardiff is designed to meet the needs of extended-stay travellers looking for a break from the travel norm. When travelling for days, weeks or months at a time, guests want something more than the standard hotel experience and Staybridge Suites offers additional space, home comforts, the ability to maintain a work-life balance, the option to bring pets and fosters a greater sense of community.

Opened in a prime position on the East Dock at Atlantic Wharf, Staybridge Suites Cardiff offers 73 pet-friendly, modern one-bedroom suites that deliver the comforts of home with fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi, comfortable living areas and flexible working spaces. Guests also have access to free on-site laundry facilities, parking, and a state-of-the-art gym allowing them to keep up with their fitness routine even when away from home.

From the moment guests step into the hotel, they will be made to feel at home with a warm, friendly welcome. As with all Staybridge Suites properties, the hotel features an onsite shop called The Pantry, stocking a variety of food options and everyday essentials for purchase. Alongside daily housekeeping and complimentary breakfast, Staybridge Suites Cardiff hosts ‘Socials’ three nights a week, giving guests a chance to relax with drinks, snacks, and an opportunity to meet their neighbours.

The unique layout and interior design are inspired by the city’s rich history and environment, with contemporary, elegant rooms providing a home away from home feel. Communal areas, such as a coffee bar, lounge and lobby have also been designed to encourage residents to meet and relax. And for those looking to hold meetings, The Den is the perfect choice with capacity for up to 10 people.

Karen Matthews, General Manager at Staybridge Suites Cardiff, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be opening the first Staybridge Suites in Wales and, in particular, in Cardiff. Designed for the modern traveller, we have created a hotel where our guests can stay in the style of room that suits them best, perfect for both business and family travellers and we love the fact that we’re pet friendly too!”

Located between Cardiff Bay and the city centre, Staybridge Suites Cardiff is a mile from Cardiff Central Cardiff Railway, a 10-minute walk from Cardiff Bay Station and a 30-minute drive from Cardiff International Airport. There are many bars and restaurants nearby in Mermaid Quay, and Wales Millennium Centre is just around the corner – where the Welsh National Opera performs and a spot for many concerts and shows.

SOURCE IHG Hotels & Resorts

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