IHG celebrates Staybridge Suites brand’s 200th hotel opening

September 2, 2014 3:37 pm

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced the 200th hotel opening for its Staybridge Suites brand – a milestone met faster than any other brand in the upscale extended stay segment. The brand’s 200th property, Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton, has opened in Denver, Colorado, USA, as the brand continues its rapid global expansion.

Staybridge Suites launched its first hotel in the Middle East in Cairo in 2008 with Staybridge Suites Cairo-Citystars and, since then, two more Staybridge Suites hotels have opened (Staybridge Suites Yas Island Abu Dhabi and Staybridge Suites Beirut). The brand continues to grow in the region – a further eight hotels are due to open across the UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait over the coming three to five years.

The opening of the 102-room Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton hotel expands the brand’s Denver, Colorado portfolio to five properties and creates 30 new jobs in the community.

“We’re very pleased to welcome the Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton into IHG’s swiftly growing portfolio of upscale extended stay hotels, and we are excited to celebrate this milestone 200th opening with valued owner Gary Tharaldson and his team at Tharaldson Hospitality Management,” said Robert Radomski, vice president, Brand Management, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. “The Staybridge Suites brand continues to demonstrate accelerated growth as a result of increased demand for the brand’s modern design and excellent service, as well as benefit from the overall strength of the extended stay segment.”

In the Middle East, the Staybridge Suites brand continues to appeal to extended-stay guests. All three of the Staybridge Suites hotels in the Middle East have been recognised this year as top performing hotels – all three have received Certificate of Excellence 2014 awards from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on the site.

The Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton hotel is owned by Gary Tharaldson and managed by Tharaldson Hospitality Management, and is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. The new all-suite hotel is located a short drive from downtown Denver at 8101 E Northfield Blvd. in Denver, Colo., directly across the street from The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, which offer many shopping and dining venues for guest entertainment. In addition, the hotel is near the National Western Complex, a 600,000 square foot event facility that can accommodate groups from 50 to 10,000 people, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids Soccer Team and Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. The University of Colorado Hospital and Buckley Air Force Base are also both located nearby.

“We are proud to add yet another Staybridge Suites hotel to our portfolio with the opening of the Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton and look forward to offering those traveling to Denver for extended periods a new, comfortable hotel option,” said Gary Tharaldson, owner of the Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton and founder of Tharaldson Hospitality Management LLC. “The upscale product and guest service that Staybridge Suites hotels are known for, backed by the strength of IHG, makes the brand a valuable part of our growing portfolio.”

The Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton hotel features three well-designed spacious suite types (studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/two-bath). The new property offers exceptional home-like surroundings including complimentary amenities such as Internet connectivity throughout the hotel with Wireless Anywhere, daily hot breakfast, Laundry Room, Fitness Room, Indoor Pool, and a 24-hour Business Center, as well as access to The Pantry, the hotel’s 24-hour convenience store. Guests can relax and mingle in the hotel’s Great Room during The Social evening receptions, held each Tuesday through Thursday, offering complimentary beer and wine and customizable entrées.

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 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 stay at any of our IHG Green Engage enrolled hotels.

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Anisa Ghuloom
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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
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