Staybridge brand unveils buffet concept

12th Jun 2007

Entertaining family and friends at home often
centers around the kitchen and Staybridge Suites has unveiled a similar
concept for its upscale extended-stay hotels with a new design of the
buffet area that will serve as a social gathering place for guests. The
transformation will open the wall between the great room and buffet
area, while a bar-height, granite-topped island surrounded by stools
will encourage guest interaction during breakfast and evening Sundowner

According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design
Trends Survey released this February, there is strong consumer desire to
integrate the kitchen with living space allowing for an open home


“We’ve found through customer research that travelers feel more
comfortable in hotel public space that is comparable to the layout of
their own home,” said Robert Radomski, vice president, Brand Management,
Staybridge Suites. “Opening the buffet area to the Staybridge Suites
great room while adding an island for seating and conversation is
intended for our guests to feel as comfortable as they would in the
kitchen of a family member or friend.”



Similar to the “Just Like Home Theater” and “Wireless Anywhere”
features, once complete the new design will provide additional community
space in the public areas inviting guests to spend even more time
outside of their suites. Some of the Staybridge Suites’ concepts for the
new design aimed at increasing guest interaction include other bar
height tables in the great room, wall-mounted televisions and a
community bulletin board that features hotel activities and items of
interest for guests such as the menu for the Sundowner reception or a
notice from a guest looking for a tennis partner. Upgrades such as
pendant lighting and stone wall accents in the buffet area will also be
part of the new design.


Part of the brand’s latest prototype design, the buffet area
enhancements are expected to launch at the Staybridge Suites Atlanta -
Perimeter East this fall and later available as a design option for
current hotels and those under development.


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