Third Colorado Candlewood Suites Opens

The third Colorado Candlewood Suites and the 101st nationwide is now open at 6450 N. Academy Blvd., in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The newly constructed Colorado Springs Candlewood Suites is conveniently located near the intersection of Academy and Dublin boulevards and just two miles from Interstate Highway 25.
New turn lanes and a new road, Jannie Drive, allow easy access to the hotel from both north and southbound traffic on Academy Drive. The new hotel is about seven miles from Colorado Springs International Airport. Close by are offices for some of the nation’s most recognizable companies, including MCI, an operating unit of WorldCom; Hewlett-Packard; Compaq and FedEx.
Other major nearby businesses include Current, Quantum, Lockheed Martin Energy Technology, and Wcs Inc. For leisure travelers, the hotel is near Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains, the headquarters for Focus on the Family, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and casinos in Cripple Creek, Colo. Chapel Hills Mall is just one mile away. Other shopping and many restaurants are within walking or a short driving distance.
Special introductory rates for the new hotel start at $59 for studios; $79 for one-bedroom suites; and $89 for studio double suites, depending on length of stay. These introductory rates are available through next spring.
Candlewood Suites offers larger-than-average guest suites, which are loaded with amenities and perfectly suited for business and leisure travelers. The new hotel features 122 suites: 24 one-bedrooms; 80 studios; and 18 studio doubles. Each suite includes a complete kitchen, recliner, 25-inch television, large business desk, adjustable executive chair, two phone lines including data port, and high-speed Internet access.
Other amenities include free local phone calls, low-cost long distance, 25-cent soft drinks, free laundry facilities, free video and CD checkouts, and an upscale exercise room. Food items, snacks and sundries are available 24-hours-a-day at grocery store prices from the honor-based Candlewood Cupboard pantry.
The Colorado Springs hotel also features a banquet room that can accommodate up to 128 people and a boardroom with seating for 12. The hotel staff can also arrange for catering. “We offer exactly what travelers need to conduct business better on the road—comfortable suites, extra amenities, and a fair price,” says Allen Richardson, hotel general manager. Dan Crandall is the hotel’s assistant general manager.
The Colorado Springs Candlewood Suites is owned and operated by Jannie Richardson of Sunshine Home Management, of Colorado Springs, under a license agreement with Candlewood Hotel Co., of Wichita, Kan. Richardson has also signed a license agreement with Candlewood to develop a Candlewood Suites in Highland Ranch, near Denver, Colo. Candlewood Hotel Co. (Nasdaq: CNDL) owns, operates and licenses Candlewood Suites; and operates and licenses Cambridge Suites. Both concepts serve travelers on short- or long-term stays. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jack DeBoer founded Candlewood Suites in 1995 and Cambridge Suites in 1998. DeBoer previously founded Residence Inn and co-founded Summerfield Suites. He is recognized in the hotel industry as the creator of the extended stay concept. For corporate travel or reservations, call Cleda Ungles at 719-533-0011. # # #