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IHG Hotels & Resorts sees strong growth momentum for extended stay properties in Canada

Staybridge Suites Dawson Creek
Staybridge Suites Dawson Creek

Recent openings and upcoming developments in Canada underscore the increasing popularity of the extended stay segment among owners and guests

ATLANTA – IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) celebrates upward momentum for the extended stay segment in Canada. With *3 new regional extended stay openings in 2023 and an additional *16 in the pipeline, the category is gaining significant traction among both Canadian business and leisure travellers seeking economical, long-term accommodation.

To meet this growing demand, IHG is strategically expanding its portfolio across its extended stay brands in its Suites Collection, including Candlewood Suites, and Staybridge Suites, to offer guests an unparalleled extended stay experience. IHG’s extended stay hotels aim to give guests everything they need to live, work, and relax while they’re away from home.

Recently opened extended stay properties in Canada include:

  • Candlewood Suites Collingwood (Ontario) – Situated in Collingwood, a renowned tourist destination for winter skiing at Blue Mountain and summer exploration of limestone caves, this 51-room property caters to guests with full kitchens and fifty-inch flat screen TVs. Guests will appreciate the onsite housekeeping and access to the 24-hour Candlewood Cupboard for essential food items and snacks.
  • Staybridge Suites Port Elgin (Ontario) – Nestled along the picturesque shoreline of Lake Huron, this hotel provides breathtaking views of the hillside and the tranquil beauty of the countryside. In the warmer months, guests can enjoy the beaches nearby. The hotel offers one- and two-bedroom apartment-style suites featuring well equipped kitchens and spacious living and work areas. This pet-friendly property includes an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre, outdoor patio with a firepit and barbeques, and a game room. Guests can partake in daily complimentary hot breakfast and access to ongoing evening receptions featuring delicious food and drinks.
  • Staybridge Suites Dawson Creek (British Columbia) – Located in Dawson Creek, the property’s proximity to Waterfront Park provides visitors with captivating views of the river. Local activities include snowmobile tours, gold panning and horseback riding and more. This hotel offers a daily breakfast buffet, complimentary happy hour experiences, onsite laundry facilities, a pool, hot tub and a spacious gym.
Candlewood Suites Collingwood

Candlewood Suites Collingwood, room

Jonathan Lund, Regional VP of Operations, Company Managed Premium Hotels, and Head of Canada, IHG Hotels & Resort says: “Extended stay hotels not only are gaining traction among travellers, but also are becoming more attractive to developers due to their lower operational costs and high operational margins. The hotels in our Suites Collection present an exciting opportunity for developers, who can reimagine the hotel business model and diversify the suites experience to align with the needs of Canadian travellers. IHG has a proven track record of success with extended stay properties and we look forward to bringing more of these hotels to the country next year.”

IHG has a robust pipeline of extended stay hotels in various stages of development across Canada, including Staybridge Suites properties in Aurora, St. Catharines, ON and Candlewood Suites hotels in Burlington and Chatham, ON, Trois-Rivières, QC and St. John’s, NL.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

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