InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the grand opening of the St. Petersburg hotel. The new 119-room property is the first Staybridge Suites hotel in the city of St. Petersburg, and the second for the brand in the greater Tampa Bay Area.
“The Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg is the first new build hotel to open in the downtown St. Petersburg area in over a decade, so today’s grand opening celebration is exciting not just for us, but for the entire community,” said Robert Radomski, vice president, Brand Management, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® brands. “The high-quality service and amenities the Staybridge Suites brand provides create a sense of community and a truly social environment extended stay guests desire. We know travelers to the area will feel at home when staying at the property.”
The new all-suite hotel features well-designed and spacious studio and one-bedroom suites. All suites feature a comfortable living space including a fully equipped kitchen, flatscreen TV with a DVD player, and a functional, well-lit workspace with a large desk. The Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg hotel features 4,000 square feet of event space, including a 2,200 square foot ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The new property is located four blocks from Tropicana Field and just minutes from All Children's Hospital, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Duke Energy and attractions including the Chihuly Collection and The Dalí Museum.
Consistent with the Staybridge Suites brand, the new property offers exceptional home-like surroundings including daily complimentary hot breakfast featuring Wolfgang Puck coffee, complimentary Laundry Room and Fitness Room, a complimentary 24-hour Business Center, as well as The Pantry, the hotel’s 24-hour convenience store stocked with snacks, sundries, beverages and easy-to-prepare meals. Additionally, guests at the Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg can get Internet connectivity throughout the hotel with free Wireless Anywhere.
Guests can enjoy themselves at The Social evening reception, held each Tuesday through Thursday in the hotel’s Great Room and 1,800 square foot landscaped Outdoor Living Room. During The Social, travelers can relax with fellow guests and the hotel’s team and casually dine on customizable, “build-your-own” entrées and complimentary beer and wine. During breakfast and The Social, guests can congregate around the Gathering Table, which is located in the Great Room. The bar-height, granite-topped island is surrounded by comfortable seating that encourages guests to interact and relax as they would around their kitchen table or bar at home.
Located near St. Petersburg’s thriving downtown arts district, the hotel team is proud to celebrate the work of artists within the community. The property features a glass display from the Morean Arts Center and a rotating selection of works from local artists such as Timothy Raines and Bassmi Ibrahim.
"It's about choosing the right brand for the right market,” said Anthony Menna, president, Menna Development & Management, Inc. “The city of St. Petersburg needed a hotel brand to match its exciting and dynamic atmosphere, and the Staybridge Suites brand does just that. I have the highest respect for IHG and have been affiliated with them in the past. They are a terrific franchiser to work with and be a part of."
The Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg, owned and managed by Menna Development & Management, Inc., is franchised by an affiliate of IHG and is located at 940 5th Avenue South.
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