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Candlewood Suites Completes Comforts of Home Bedding
Collection Rollout; 11,000 New Mattress at 100 hotels
August 1, 2007 - Candlewood Suites’ Comforts of Home™ Bedding Collection was thoughtfully created with guests AND hotel employees in mind. The Candlewood Suites team designed the Comforts of Home collection to make Candlewood Suites’ guests feel more at home, while it is also operationally pleasing for the suite attendants, setting it apart from traditional hotel bedding collections. Hotels installed nearly 11,000 mattress sets at more than 100 hotels in less than 100 days to complete the Comforts of Home Bedding Collection rollout this summer, 2007.
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It makes a difference to our hotel employees…
  • The only hotel bedding collection with a housekeeper-friendly bed skirt 
    • The E-Z Skirt conveniently wraps around the box spring 
      • Eliminates lifting of a heavy mattress to attach or remove it
      • The material won’t wrinkle; no ironing is required
  • The only hotel bedding collection with a housekeeper-friendly duvet cover and insert 
    • The duvet works like a sleeping bag
      • Open on two sides
      • The duvet insert snaps into the cover
      • Easier to manage than traditional duvet sets
  • An “out-of-the-box” rollout via an “in-the-box” implementation
    • Employees were able to easily and efficiently install the bedding using a Bed in a Box approach 
      • Bedding arrived at each Candlewood Suites hotel pre-laundered
      • Each bedding set was placed in its individual box and distributed door to door for installation while guests were away from their suite
      • A brief hotel employee training session illustrated how to install the new bedding via a DVD
      • It makes a difference to our guests…
  • Features residential elements a guest would enjoy in their own home
    • Upgraded mattress and box spring set with mattress topper
    • Fluffy duvet inserts and poly-cotton covers matching the hotel’s color scheme
    • 250-thread count micro-check sateen sheets in “Candlelight”
    • Triple sheeting
    • Contemporary cotton estate blankets
    • Choice of three upgraded pillow types in firm, medium and feather
    • A decorative “Consider Us Home” pillow
About Candlewood Suites Hotels

Candlewood Suites is focused on comfort, space and value.  With more than 130 properties located throughout North America, guests find spacious studio and one-bedroom suites in the U.S. and Canada, each with its own fully equipped kitchen, executive desk, VCR/DVD and CD players, recliners and telephone with voice mail plus free local calls.  The fitness center and complimentary guest laundry are open around the clock, and guests can take advantage of the 24-hour Candlewood Cupboard®, where they will find snacks, refreshments, entrées and necessities available on the honor system.  Candlewood Suites hotels offer guests all of this at a very comfortable price. For more information or to book a reservation, go to www.candlewoodsuites.com or call 1-888-CANDLEWOOD.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms.  IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 3,700 hotels and more than 558,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. IHG owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel Indigo®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards with over 33 million members worldwide.

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Contact:

Monica Smith
Media Relations Specialist
HG
p. 770.604.5562
monica.smith@ihg.com

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Also See: Candlewood Suites Approves Two Locations in Canada, Plans New Bedding Package / May 2006
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