Staybridge Suites Hotels broke ground on two new hotels in the Chicago area. The new 120-room all-suite hotel in Glenview, Ill. and the 118-room all-suite hotel in Lincolnshire, Ill, will be the 58th and 59th additions to the brand’s growing portfolio of extended-stay hotels, once completed.
Representatives from Six Continents Hotels, Inc. (SCH), the owner of the Staybridge Suites brand, including SCH Americas President Stevan Porter, were in attendance at the ground-breaking ceremonies Friday, September 13, 2002.
“Six Continents Hotels is focused on the future of the Staybridge Suites brand. The Staybridge Suites brand continues to grow rapidly with nearly 50 hotels open and more than 35 in development,” said Porter. With the addition of these two developments to the existing portfolio of hotels in the Chicago area, Staybridge Suites has established a strong presence in a prime business location and continues to expand its consumer base,” he added.
The hotels will be owned by affiliates of Dellisart Inc. and will be operated under a license agreement with an affiliate of Six Continents Hotels, Inc. Dellisart Inc. was formed in 2000 by Douglas Artusio, a former executive of Six Continents Hotels, for the purpose of developing Staybridge Suites properties. Kiferbaum Construction Corporation will build the properties.
Both suburban hotels will provide easy access to major area corporations and tourist attractions. The $13 million 77, 400 square foot Glenview hotel will be located near the Prairie Glen Corporate Campus and is just minutes from other key area attractions. The $15-million 77,000 square foot Lincolnshire hotel will be located just a few miles from prime shopping, restaurant, golf courses and tourist attractions such as Great American Theme Park.
“We are pleased to be celebrating the dual ground breaking for both of these properties,” said Jim Anhut, senior vice president and brand manager of Staybridge Suites Hotels. “In the short history of the brand, it is unprecedented to have begun construction on two properties in the same town with the same owner and contractor on the same day,” he said.
Staybridge Suites hotels cater to extended-stay travelers and offer competitive rates to business travelers. Guests will be able to choose from a selection of three suite configurations (deluxe studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/2 bath). All suites will feature functional, well-lit work stations with ergonomic seating in every suite, fully equipped kitchens, data ports, two-line speaker phone with voicemail and direct dial access and high-speed internet access is also available.
The new properties will offer several unique amenities such as complimentary guest laundry and workout facilities, deluxe complimentary breakfast buffet, 24-hour business services, and complimentary fully equipped PC work stations with complimentary high-speed Internet access located in the library. In addition, future guests will enjoy gathering in the hotels’ Great Room for nightly “Sundowners” receptions for refreshments, light appetizers and conversation.
Both properties will offer Priority Club Rewards, the world`s first hotel loyalty program. Guests benefit from new member-preferred features like points transfer, points purchase and the fastest way to Elite status, with competitive features of no blackout dates and no point expiration to form a powerful program that is easy and truly rewarding. According to CNN: “The new Priority Club Rewards program is the best one around…” Enrollment in Priority Club Rewards is free. Guests may enroll online at www.priorityclub.com , call 800-272-9273, or register at any Staybridge Suites hotel.
The Glenview hotel will be located at 2600 Lehigh Avenue, Glenview, Ill 60025. The Lincolnshire hotel will be located at 100 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire, Ill 60069.
The Staybridge Suites® by Holiday Inn® brand is an innovative all-suite hotel meeting the needs of the extended-stay guest. It is ideal for travelers seeking a residential-style hotel that is perfect for business, relocation, and vacations. The amenities include three suite types with fully-equipped kitchens, complimentary breakfast buffet and evening reception, and 24-hour business services with high-speed internet access.
Staybridge Suites entered the extended-stay market in December 1998 when its flagship location in Alpharetta, Georgia, opened. Currently, there are nearly 50 Staybridge Suites hotels open and more than 35 under development.