Candlewood Suites Offers Grandparents a Free Night on Memorial Day and Other Holidays

WICHITA, Kan., May 20, 2002—Grandparents can kick off the summer travel season with a free night’s stay at Candlewood Suites. Candlewood Suites’ “Grandparents Stay Free” program offers grandparents Memorial Day night free when they pay for a night’s lodging at Candlewood Suites the day before or after Memorial Day. Qualification is easy: Guests simply show a photo of their grandchild when they check in. Travelers should call 1-888-CANDLEWOOD (1-888-226-3539) for reservations or book online through Candlewood’s “fastest reservations in the world” at
For 2002 the program also includes Father’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. National Grandparent’s Day on September 8 is naturally included, and a first-time stay with Candlewood Suites—anytime—counts as yet another “holiday.” “Many families are spread from coast to coast,” said David Redfern, vice president of sales and marketing for Candlewood Hotel Co. “Our program makes it a little more affordable for grandparents to stay in touch. Even if they aren’t visiting the grandkids, grandparents can still take advantage of our program.”
Grandparents will enjoy Candlewood’s oversized suites with fully equipped kitchens, which make both short and long stays comfortable. Candlewood’s unique amenities include: free local phone calls; complimentary laundry and fitness facilities; and free video and CD library. Value priced food items, snacks and sundries are available 24 hours a day from the honor-based Candlewood Cupboard pantry. Candlewood Suites is an all-suites hotel owned, operated and licensed under Candlewood Hotel Co.
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