Candlewood Suites Introduces The Lending Locker
Wednesday October 30th, 2013 - 10:52AM AB
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ATLANTA—Candlewood Suites has introduced the Lending Locker, a place within the hotel where guests can borrow common household items, such as a reading lamp, favorite board game or kitchen appliance, to use during their extended stay.
According to a new survey released today from Candlewood Suites, nearly 60% of extended stay hotel guests say they miss something from home when traveling, and the ability to borrow a larger item or appliances during their stay makes it easier and more enjoyable.
The new Lending Lock includes items not found in typical hotel rooms, such as desk fans, blenders and crock-pots, small hand tools and games, according to the brand. Guests need only fill out a Lending Locker checkout form and drop it at the front desk to borrow an item. They are then free to use the borrowed item for as long as they need it, and return it for another guest to use.
“With the Lending Locker, we are expanding that notion of trust, and further demonstrating that our hotels are like home for our guests by offering complimentary use of a variety of appliances, games and other items they normally use at home,” stated Robert Radomski, VP, Brand Management, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
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