Staybridge Suites is a franchised hotel chain by parent company Intercontinental Hotel Group. The chain opened its first hotel in Alpharetta, Georgia, in 1998. The company has expanded quickly, reaching 75 hotels by 2004. This growth rate far exceeds any other chain.
The company is known for its all-suite, residential-style rooms, which often boast indoor pools and gymnasiums, as well as kitchenettes in some buildings. As of this writing, the company has more than 200 locations, both in the US and internationally. The chain was the first hotel to offer free wireless internet service in all rooms and areas of the hotel.
J.D. Powers and Associates listed Staybridge Suites as one of the highest-ranking extended stay hotels in their survey of Hotel Guest Satisfaction. Forbes also listed the Staybridge Suite Hotel in San Francisco, California, as the #1 choice on their list of 9 Best San Francisco Airport Hotels.