Candlewood Suites is celebrating the Grand Opening of its Columbia, Mo., hotel May 9. This is the second Candlewood Suites location in Missouri, and the 103rd nationwide. The newly constructed Columbia Candlewood Suites, a mid-scale extended stay hotel, is conveniently located at 3100 Wingate Court, about two miles from downtown Columbia and right across the street from Regional Hospital. Business travelers will appreciate its proximity to such major corporate offices as State Farm Insurance, 3M, Verizon, Square D, Toastmaster and Quaker Oats. For leisure travelers, the hotel is a short drive to Isle of Capri Casino, Boone County Fairgrounds and Katy Trail, as well as the University of Missouri, Columbia College and Stephens College. Introductory rates for the new hotel are $49 to $79 for a studio suite, and $69 to $89 for a one-bedroom suite, depending upon length of stay.
The hotel also offers special introductory rates for federal or state employees at or below government per diem. Candlewood Suites offers larger-than-average guest suites, loaded with amenities and perfectly suited for business and leisure travelers. The new hotel features 81 suites: 17 one-bedrooms, 34 studios and 30 studio-doubles, including many connecting rooms.
Each suite includes a complete kitchen, recliner, 25-inch television, large business desk, adjustable executive chair, and two phone lines including data port. Other amenities include free local phone calls, low-cost long distance, 25-cent soft drinks, free laundry facilities, a free video and CD library, and an upscale exercise room. Food items, snacks and sundries are available 24-hours-a-day at grocery store prices at the honor-based Candlewood Cupboard pantry.
The Columbia Candlewood Suites is owned by Hawkeye Hospitality of Burlington, Iowa, and managed by Lodging Unlimited Inc. of King of Prussia, Pa., under a license agreement with Candlewood Hotel Co. Bob Patel is president of Hawkeye Hospitality, which owns and operates hotels throughout Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Candlewood Suites is an all-suites hotel owned, operated and licensed under Candlewood Hotel Co. (Nasdaq: CNDL). Founded in 1995 by Jack DeBoer, widely recognized as the creator of the extended stay concept, Candlewood Suites has more than 100 properties in nearly every major market coast to coast. According to a recent Market Metrix Hotel Index report, Candlewood Suites is unsurpassed in the extended stay category for customer loyalty and satisfaction. For more information, visit www.candlewoodsuites.com.