Staybridge Suites to debut in Central America

7 Mar 2011 by BusinessTraveller

IHG’s extended-stay offering is to open its first property in Central America in late 2012, a 122-room hotel in Panama City close to the Figali Convention Centre.

The 13-storey Staybridge Panama City will offer studio, one and two-bedroom options, all with amenities including fully equipped kitchens, DVD players, and complimentary local phone calls.

Other facilities will include free buffet breakfast and guest laundry, a 24-hour business services centre, a library with books and games, a 24-hour convenience store, a fully-equipped fitness centre, a rooftop swimming pool, underground parking and meeting space.

The property will be the first by the Staybridge brand in Central America, and the second in Latin America, joining the 215-room Staybridge Suites Sao Paulo.

IHG is also set to open a Staybridge property in the Westfield Stratford City complex adjacent to the London Olympic Park, ahead of the 2012 Games (see online news January 1).

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Report by Mark Caswell

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