Candlewood Suites brand overview - 10 Nov 09

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CANDLEWOOD SUITES
FACT SHEET
www.candlewoodsuites.com




OVERVIEW                                                                                REGIONAL ROUND-UP
A midscale extended hotel choice             complimentary high-speed Internet
offering convenience and good value.         access and telephones with voicemail
   Candlewood Suites is focused on           and free local calls. The complimentary    AMERICAS
comfort, space and value. At more than       fitness center and guest laundry
                                                                                        Candlewood Suites now has 8 Candlewood
200 properties located throughout            are open around the clock, and the
                                                                     ®
                                                                                        Suites-sponsored Habitat for Humanity
North America, guests find spacious          Candlewood Cupboard is open                Homes. Most recently, IHG colleagues
studio and one-bedroom suites each           24 hours for snacks, refreshments,         completed a home near the Americas
with their own fully equipped kitchen,       entrées and other necessities.             headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
large workspace, comfortable recliner,       Candlewood Suites hotels offer guests      The eight completed homes are located
VCR and/or DVD and CD player,                all of this at a very comfortable price.   across the globe in Detroit, Michigan;
                                                                                        Dallas, Texas; and Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.;
                                                                                        Alcoqauca, Mexico; and Karjat, India.
  HISTORY                                                                               The brand is committed to building ten
                                                                                        homes for families in need.
  1995 Candlewood Suites founded by Jack DeBoer, the forefather of the extended
       stay segment.                                                                    16,536 ROOMS IN THE PIPELINE
  2003 InterContinental Hotels Group acquires the Candlewood Suites brand from
       Candlewood Hotel Corporation for U.S.$15 million.
  2004 Candlewood launches the national ‘Candlewood Cares’ programme, which
       provides a free suite for the night to anyone forced out of their homes due
       to fire or damage caused by severe weather.
  2006 Announced international expansion plans into Canada.

  2006 Introduced its proprietary bedding collection, ‘Comforts of Home’ including
       an ‘E-Z Skirt’ and unique duvet cover, both designed with care for guests
       and housekeepers alike.

  2006 Announced plans for the first mid-priced extended-stay hotel in New York City.

  2007 Opened first property outside the U.S. in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

  2008 Candlewood Suites opens its 200th hotel in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
                                                                                        DID YOU KNOW?
  2008 Candlewood Suites’ new prototype design debuts with the opening of the
                                                                                        - Candlewood Suites now has more
       Candlewood Suites Sheridan, Wyoming, featuring a new exterior design and
                                                                                          hotels in the pipeline than anyone else
       paint scheme, an expanded lobby and environmentally-friendly amenities.
                                                                                          in the midscale extended-stay segment.

                                                                                        - Candlewood Suites is the only hotel
                                                                                          brand in the midscale extended-stay
  DID YOU KNOW?                                                                           segment that offers a complimentary
  - The first Candlewood Suites property was opened in Wichita, Kansas in 1996.           guest laundry facility.



                           WE HAVE                              WE HAVE                             WE HAVE

                           24,368
                           ROOMS GLOBALLY
                                                                244
                                                                HOTELS GLOBALLY
                                                                                                    187
                                                                                                    HOTELS IN THE PIPELINE
                                                                                                           FIGURES AS AT 30 SEPTEMBER 2009