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Staybridge Suites Complimentary Guest Room High-speed
Internet Access Enhanced to Complimentary "Wireless
Anywhere" in the Hotel

ATLANTA (June 4, 2007) – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group®) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms announces today that its upscale extended-stay hotel brand, Staybridge Suites is offering free wireless Internet access, available anywhere on its hotels’ premises at locations across the U.S. and Canada. For guests who choose to connect via wired high-speed Internet access, this complimentary amenity available since the brand launched in 1998 remains unchanged. 

“We want our guests to be comfortable wherever they choose to access the Internet during their stay,” said Robert Radomski, vice president, Brand Management, Staybridge Suites. “Many of our guests enjoy wireless Internet access at home, so why should they be limited at their home-away-from-home?  Whether they choose to do this by the pool, in the hotel’s ’great room’, or the traditional way in their guest suite or the hotel’s business center, we feel its important to offer conveniences to our guests while meeting the demands of the marketplace,” he added. 

The first in the upscale extended-stay category to offer free “wireless anywhere,” Staybridge Suites recently opened its 100th hotel and expects to double its size in the next few years, offering this amenity at nearly 200 hotels across the Americas by year-end 2009. 

One of five Staybridge Suites hotels open in the greater Chicago area, the Staybridge Suites Oakbrook Terrace expects this amenity will contribute to the hotel’s community-like environment. 

“Nearly all of our guests stay with us for business, and ‘wireless anywhere’ will allow them to work or access the Internet in other areas of the hotel without being confined to their suite,” said Destini Williams-Best, general manager, Staybridge Suites Chicago-Oakbrook Terrace.  “This is especially important to most of our guests who stay with us for weeks on end and want to work in an environment similar to what they would have back home.”

Keane Bell, regional director of operations for the Mid-Atlantic Staybridge Suites hotels adds, “The freedom and comfort of working in a large open space, such as the Staybridge Suites’ great room, or even outdoors, can be rewarding and relaxing, especially when it’s a complimentary service offered by the hotel.”

About Staybridge Suites Hotels
Staybridge Suites is an innovative all-suite hotel brand 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, a 24-hour convenience store, complimentary 24-hour business center with high-speed Internet access, complimentary guest laundry room, complimentary daily deluxe breakfast buffet and evening Sundowner receptions three days a week. 

Staybridge Suites entered the extended-stay market in December 1998 when its flagship location in Alpharetta, Ga., opened. Staybridge Suites achieved its 50th, 75th and 100th hotel openings faster than any other brand in the upscale extended-stay segment. 

Currently, there are more than 100 Staybridge Suites hotels open and more than 100 under development. Visit for more information, or to make reservations.

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.


Monica Smith
Media Relations Specialist
p. 770.604.5562


Also See: A Dramatic Change for Hotel Industry, Staybridge Suites in Denver Now Providing Free Long Distance; The business Model for Long Distance Phone Charges Is Out of Date / March 2002



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