ATLANTA—IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced a milestone for Candlewood Suites hotels as the brand celebrates the opening of two new properties—Candlewood Suites Birmingham/Homewood (Alabama) and Candlewood Suites Manhattan (Kansas)—and a portfolio now exceeding 300 hotels. The brand was purchased by IHG in 2003 and has since tripled in size.
“We are excited to reach this major milestone,” said Robert Radomski, vice president brand leadership, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites. “The Candlewood Suites brand has grown by 100 hotels over the past few years, and our most recent opening in Manhattan, Kan., is just a short drive from Wichita, Kansas where the brand originated in 1996.”
The new Candlewood Suites Manhattan hotel has 84 suites and is located in the newly developed downtown area. The Candlewood Suites – Birmingham/Homewood hotel has 81 suites and is located approximately eight miles from downtown Birmingham.
Candlewood Suites hotels feature a combination of studio and one-bedroom suite floor plans with fully equipped kitchens, executive desks, DVD players, recliners, and telephones with voice mail. Other amenities include free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, free on-site guest laundry facilities and the 24-hour Candlewood Gym.
The Candlewood Suites Manhattan, owned by Flinthills Hospitality and managed by Noble Hospitality, and the Candlewood Suites Birmingham/Homewood, owned by Lakeshore Holdings, LLC, and managed by N8, LLC, are both franchised by affiliates of IHG.