IHG Opens Staybridge Suites Hotel in London’s Vauxhall

LONDON—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has expanded its portfolio in the U.K. with the Staybridge Suites London Vauxhall in Spring Mews, just off the Albert Embankment and minutes from Vauxhall tube, bus and rail links.

IHG’s fifth Staybridge Suites in the U.K. is a 93-suite, new-build hotel located near landmarks such as the Palace of Westminster and the London Eye, with London’s Southbank just a short stroll away.

Mike Greenup, VP brand management Staybridge Suites, IHG, said, “We’re thrilled to be opening Staybridge Suites London Vauxhall, our fifth hotel for the brand in the U.K., in one of our key cities. With each suite having its own kitchen and the hotel putting on social gatherings, guests will experience a home away from home.”

The studio and one-bedroom suites include fully equipped kitchens, LED TVs, large work areas, air conditioning and free wireless Internet throughout. Guests have use of the fitness room, business center, laundry room and the brand’s own convenience store, The Pantry, which is open around the clock.

“This is a hotel where you come to live temporarily, rather than simply stay for night or two,” explains John Wagner, director of Cycas Hospitality, extended-stay hotel specialists who also manage Staybridge Suites in London Stratford and Liverpool. “Guests are encouraged to settle in and unwind by the fireplace in the lounge. Meet Waggers, our hotel dog who will greet you after a hard day in the office. Mingle over complimentary drinks and snacks at The Social held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Even the complimentary breakfast is a ‘make yourself at home’ experience served daily in The Kitchen.”

Staybridge Suites London Vauxhall operates under a franchise agreement with IHG and is owned by Spring Mews (Hotel) Ltd., a subsidiary of CLS Holdings plc, a property investment company listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. CLS has been investing in property in Vauxhall for over 20 years.

IHG launched the Staybridge Suites brand in 2005 and was the first global hotel company to launch an extended-stay offering in the U.K. There are currently five Staybridge Suites properties in Europe—Liverpool, Newcastle, London Stratford and Birmingham in the U.K. and St. Petersburg in Russia, with a further three in the pipeline.