IHG debuts Staybridge Suites in Asia Pacific

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The FINANCIAL — InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Origin Property Public Company Limited to bring Staybridge Suites to Asia Pacific.

The all-suite extended stay brand will launch in Thailand – Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor in 2019, in association with Nomura Real Estate Development Company Limited and Staybridge Suites Chonburi Siracha in 2020.

Joining Staybridge Suites’ 250 worldwide properties, both new hotels will offer the brand’s hallmark warm and residential environment for extended stay guests. Travellers can look forward to homely and comfortable suites featuring fully-equipped kitchens, separate working areas, entertainment, and free Wi-Fi – ideal for business travellers or those seeking a home away from home during their holiday, according to IHG.

Commenting on the milestone, Rajit Sukumaran, Chief Development Officer, Asia Middle East Africa, IHG, said: “We are delighted to work again with our partner Origin Property Public Company Limited to expand our portfolio of differentiated hotels brands regionally. With the rising demand for long-stay accommodation in Bangkok and Siracha, this represents an excellent opportunity for us to introduce Staybridge Suites. Longer term, we are excited about the potential to expand the brand further across Asia Pacific.”

A convenient stay in the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant Thonglor neighbourhood

The 303-room Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor will be situated along the Thai capital’s main Sukhumvit Soi 55 road, a 10-minute walk from the Thonglor BTS station. Thonglor is a popular area amongst locals, expatriates and tourists alike with its wide selection of trendy dining options and close proximity to high-end retail malls including EmQuartier and Emporium.

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Unparalleled access to Siracha’s key business and lifestyle offerings

Situated in Siracha, home to numerous leading industrial estates and two of the busiest container ports in South East Asia, the 400-room Staybridge Suites Chonburi Siracha will be an ideal option for long-stay business guests. Located along the main Sukhumvit Road directly opposite Tukcom Siracha IT Mall, the hotel will also offer convenient access to other retail outlets nearby, including Robinson Department Store and Aeon Siracha Shopping Centre.

Both hotels will provide complimentary hot breakfast daily and all-day facilities such as a business centre, fitness room, and pantry. Guests can also look forward to opportunities to socialise with colleagues or other guests, at The Evening Social – an evening reception held weekly in every Staybridge Suites hotel, which serves complimentary refreshments for guests to relax and socialise as a community at shared spaces within the hotel.

The developers, Origin One Company Limited (“Origin One”) and Origin One Thonglor Company Limited are a subsidiary (“One Thonglor”) of the well-established Origin Property Public Company Limited, listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Origin One also owns Holiday Inn & Suites Siracha Laemchabang, which is due to open in 2020.

Peerapong Jaroon-ek, Chief Executive Officer, Origin Property Plc: “We are pleased to work with IHG on this exciting project, to bring Staybridge Suites to Asia Pacific with the launch of not one, but two new properties. IHG is known for its excellent track-record in operating internationally recognised brands, and Staybridge Suites is no exception. We are confident that its strong brand offerings, complemented by the excellent locations of each hotel, will be well-received by travellers.”

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