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Mehta Family, LLC Prepares to Open a 310 studio Staybridge Suites
in New York City's Times Square


All Seven IHG Brands Now Present in Manhattan



ATLANTA  — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced today that a new 310-room Staybridge Suites will open in early April in the center of Manhattan.  Designed to be a place where guests can feel more at home while traveling, the Staybridge Suites Times Square - New York City creates a unique hotel experience, blending sleek style and comfortable design with exceptionally warm hospitality.  Whether guests are visiting the city for a night or an extended period of time, they will be sure to enjoy all the complimentary amenities and services that Staybridge Suites provides. 

“We’re very excited to bring Staybridge Suites to New York City,” said Robert Radomski, vice president, Global Brand Management, Extended-Stay Brands, IHG. “Establishing the brand’s presence in one of the world’s most well-traveled markets reflects the growing demand from both developers and guests for this upscale extended-stay brand.”

The Staybridge Suites Times Square is within walking distance to the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Times Square, Broadway Theater District, Fashion District, Madison Square Garden, Central Park and a number of Fortune 500 companies.  It is located at 
340 West 40th Street.

“Our hotel provides an upscale and comfortable atmosphere where guests can relax and unwind after a busy day in the hustle and bustle of Manhattan,” said KK Mehta, owner, Mehta Family, LLC. “We offer the best of home and hotel, with complimentary extended-stay amenities and features that set us apart from other hotels in the area.” 

Designed less like a traditional hotel and more like studio apartments, each of the 310 studios in this 32-floor hotel is smartly decorated in vibrant hues and rich wood furnishings with touches such as white leather chairs and custom photography.  Each suite features Serta Perfect Sleeper® pillow top mattresses wrapped in 300 thread count luxury linen; a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, cookware and place settings; 37’’ LG® flat screen televisions;  generous work space with desk-level charging stations; wireless and hard wired Internet access; speaker phones; iHome docking alarm clocks; motion sensor thermostats and much more. 

The Staybridge Suites offers exceptional guest amenities not commonly found in New York City area hotels, including a deluxe complimentary daily breakfast buffet featuring Wolfgang Puck coffee; complimentary guest laundry and workout facilities with Cybex equipment; a complimentary 24-hour business services center; a guest library with books and games; and BridgeMart®, the hotel’s 24-hour convenience store stocked with snacks, sundries, beverages and easy-to-prepare meals.  Instead of eating every meal at a restaurant, guests can request grocery shopping and delivery through the concierge. 

Guests are invited to get comfortable in the hotel’s Great Room for evening “Sundowner” receptions three days a week for complimentary refreshments, light appetizers and conversation.  Guests at Staybridge Suites Times Square can get Internet connectivity throughout the hotel with complimentary “Wireless Anywhere.” 

The Staybridge Suites Times Square - New York City is owned by Mehta Family, LLC, and managed by NY Hotel Management, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. 
 

About Staybridge Suites Hotels
Staybridge Suites® is an innovative all-suite hotel brand designed to meet the needs of extended-stay guests.  It is ideal for travelers seeking a residential-style hotel that is perfect for business, relocation and vacations.  Staybridge Suites was ranked highest in guest satisfaction among extended stay hotel chains, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. 

Amenities include: fully equipped kitchens, highly functional work areas, two-line speaker phone with voicemail and direct dial access and free high-speed Internet access. Staybridge Suites offers free “Wireless Anywhere,” complimentary daily deluxe breakfast buffet and evening Sundowner reception three days a week, and 24-hour business services featuring complimentary PC work stations and free Internet access. 

Staybridge Suites entered the extended-stay segment in December 1998 when its flagship location in Alpharetta, Georgia, opened. Since that opening, the Staybridge Suites brand continues to grow rapidly with more than 180 hotels open across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.  There are more than 120 Staybridge Suites in the pipeline, including 7 outside of the Americas. 
Staybridge Suites was recently named best in customer satisfaction during the first quarter of 2009.  Based on 35,000 customer interviews in a Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI) quarterly survey, guests named Staybridge Suites the leader in customer satisfaction within the upscale hotel segment. Staybridge Suites’ score surpassed 23 other hotel brands in this category. 

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Contact: 

Emily Brinkley
Corporate Communications Specialist
IHG
T: 770.604.2037
emily.brinkley@ihg.com
www.staybridge.com
 

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Also See: The Manhattan/Times Square Residence Inn Opens with 357 Suites Featuring Five Zones for Cooking, Dining, Working, Relaxing and Sleeping / January 2006
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