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IHG Announces Opening of $12 Million Staybridge Suites Hotel


IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms announced today that a new
118-room Staybridge Suites near the Milwaukee airport has opened, bringing approximately 25 new jobs to the community. The Staybridge Suites Milwaukee Airport South is the area’s first Staybridge Suites hotel, to be followed later this year by two more properties, in downtown Milwaukee and Oconomowoc.

“We’re very pleased to bring our upscale extended-stay brand to the Milwaukee market,” said Robert Radomski, vice president, Global Brand Management, Extended-Stay Brands, IHG. “Whether traveling on business, relocating or planning a vacation with family, our guests in the Milwaukee metro area will find that Staybridge Suites offers the best of home and hotel.”

The new all-suite hotel features three well-designed spacious suite options (deluxe studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/two-bath). All suites include in-room DVD/CD players; functional, well-lit work stations with ergonomic seating, speaker phones with direct-dial number, personal voice mail and complimentary local phone calls, and fully equipped kitchens.

Consistent with the Staybridge Suites brand, the new property offers exceptional guest amenities including a deluxe complimentary daily breakfast buffet featuring Wolfgang Puck coffee, complimentary guest laundry and workout facilities, a complimentary 24-hour business services center, a guest library with books, games and DVDs for guest use free of charge, and BridgeMart®, the hotel’s 24-hour convenience store stocked with snacks, sundries, beverages and easy-to-prepare meals.

Guests will get comfortable in the hotel’s Great Room during evening “Sundowner” receptions three days a week for complimentary refreshments, light appetizers and conversation. The hotel features the brand’s “Just Like Home Theater” situated in the hotel’s common area complete with a 10 ft. plasma HDTV, surround-sound and comfortable, overstuffed chairs. Guests at the Staybridge Suites Milwaukee Airport South can get Internet connectivity throughout the hotel with complimentary “Wireless Anywhere.”

The new property is located seven miles from General Mitchell International Airport and just minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Business travelers will enjoy easy access to Franklin Industrial Park and Oak Creek Business Park. U.S. Cellular Arena, Marquette University and the Harley Davidson museum are also a short drive away from the hotel. Complimentary airport shuttle service is provided.

“The location of this new hotel is ideal because of its close proximity to several businesses and area attractions,” said Clint Merrill, general manager. “We’re looking forward to providing the comfortable and stylish accommodations of Staybridge Suites to our guests, who will typically stay with us for a week or more.”

Staybridge Suites participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards. The industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program has 42 million members. Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,150 hotels worldwide.

The Staybridge Suites Milwaukee Airport South is owned by Franklin Hotel Company LLC and managed by The Bricton Group Inc., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group and is located at 9575 S. 27th St., Franklin, Wis., 53132. Telephone: 414-761-2800; Facsimile: 414-761-3810.


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