Staybridge Suites Hotels celebrated the dual grand opening of 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, are the 54th and 55th additions to the brand’s growing portfolio of extended-stay hotels. Just 9 months earlier, the Staybridge Suites brand celebrated an unprecedented dual groundbreaking for these properties in September 2002.
Representatives from InterContinental Hotels Group, the owner of the Staybridge Suites brand, including the company’s Americas President Stevan Porter and Staybridge Suites Senior Vice President of Brand Management Jim Anhut were in attendance at the grand-opening ceremonies on July 9, 2003.
“Working closely with Dellisart Lodging. to open these two new hotels, we managed to make history for our brand twice. It is unprecedented to have not only had a dual groundbreaking but also a dual grand opening—on the same day, in the same city, by the same developer,” said Jim Anhut, senior vice president and brand manager of Staybridge Suites Hotels. “It is a proud day for our brand, ” he added.
The hotels, which are owned by affiliates of Dellisart Lodging LLC, are operated under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. Dellisart Lodging was formed by Douglas Artusio, for the purpose of developing Staybridge Suites properties. Kiferbaum Construction Corporation built both of the properties.
“This is an exciting day for Dellisart, Lodging and we are very proud of the end result of months of hard work. We are pleased by the quality of construction and the professionalism of the Kiferbaum Construction team. They worked tirelessly with the Intercontinental Hotels Group plan review and franchise teams to keep construction on track. These two properties are showcase examples of the Staybridge Suites hotel prototype,” said Douglas Artusio.
Both suburban hotels provide easy access to major area corporations and tourist attractions. The $13 million 77, 400 square foot Glenview hotel is 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 is located just a few miles from prime shopping, restaurant, golf courses and tourist attractions such as Great American Theme Park.
“The addition of the Lincolnshire and Glenview properties will make 4 Staybridge Suites properties in the Chicago area,” said, Jim Anhut, senior vice president and brand manager of Staybridge Suites Hotels. The opening of these hotels has enabled our brand to establish a strong presence in a prime business location and continue to expand our consumer base,” he added. “We are pleased with how rapidly the Staybridge Suites brand continues to grow with 55 hotels open and more than 50 in development,” he added.
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 featuring two hot items, 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 is located at 2600 Lehigh Avenue, Glenview, Ill 60025. The Lincolnshire hotel is located at 100 Barclay Boulevard, Lincolnshire, Ill 60069.
About Staybridge Suites Hotels:
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, complimentary laundry and 7/24 convenience store.
Staybridge Suites entered the extended-stay market in December 1998 when its flagship location in Alpharetta, Georgia, opened. Currently, there are 55 Staybridge Suites hotels open and more than 50 under development.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, more than 3,300 hotels and 515,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world (www.ichotelsgroup.com). The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn, Express by Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites, and also has a controlling interest in Britvic, the second largest soft drinks manufacturer in the UK.
InterContinental Hotels Group offers information and reservations capability on the Internet - www.intercontinental.com for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, www.crowneplaza.com for Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, www.holiday-inn.com for Holiday Inn hotels, www.hiexpress.com for Express by Holiday Inn hotels, www.staybridge.com for Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn hotels and, for the Group’s rewards programme, www.priorityclub.com