Candlewood Suites` Fifth Pennsylvania Location

WICHITA, Kan. (June, 2003) - The Candlewood Suites - Wilkes-Barre opening marks the fifth Candlewood Suites location in Pennsylvania. The Wilkes-Barre property, owned and operated by 3K Realty, is led by the Kornfeld brothers: Rick, Ross and Mitchell. The hotel`s staff is led by General Manager Ellie Corgan.

Candlewood Suites in Wilkes-Barre is located in the Cross Creek Pointe Office Park at the intersection of Route 315 and Interstate 81 and features 72 guest suites: 56 studios and 16 one-bedroom suites.

Candlewood Suites offers larger-than-average guest suites that cater to the special needs of long-term guests, including a complete kitchen with full-sized appliances, 25-inch TV, large business desk, adjustable executive chair, two phone lines with data port and low-cost long distance. The Wilkes-Barre property also features high-speed Internet access in every room, a boon for business travelers. In addition, guests have access to free laundry facilities, free video and CD library and the Candlewood Cupboard - a 24-hour honor-based pantry with meals, snacks and sundry items at grocery store prices.

Candlewood Hotel Company owns, operates and licenses Candlewood Suites, and operates and licenses Cambridge Suites. Both concepts serve travelers on short- or long-term stays. Jack DeBoer founded Candlewood Suites in 1995 and Cambridge Suites in 1998, and is widely recognized in the hotel industry as the creator of the extended stay concept. According to a recent Market Metrix Hotel Index report, Candlewood Suites has dominated, for the past two years, the extended stay category in customer loyalty and satisfaction. There are currently more than 100 Candlewood Suites serving nearly every major market coast to coast.