Big Rooms, Value and Fair Prices Come to New York as Candlewood Suites Jersey City - Exchange Place Opens

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Candlewood Hotel Co.

    JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Candlewood Hotel Co. today
 announced the opening of its newest (and tallest) hotel -- targeted directly
 to New York area travelers weary of cramped rooms, fat hotel bills and
 exorbitant charges for anything extra.
     Candlewood Suites Jersey City - Exchange Place is directly across the
 Hudson River, minutes from midtown Manhattan or the World Trade Center by PATH
 trains. The newly constructed hotel is in the heart of 'the thriving financial
 district on the Hudson in Jersey City.
     The eight-story hotel -- at 21 Second St. -- features 214 suites:
 160 studios and 54 one-bedrooms. It's within walking distance of several
 upscale restaurants and just a short drive away from Hoboken's (N.J.) trendy
 cafes. The hotel is the 94th Candlewood Suites to open.
     Business and leisure travelers to New York or Jersey City can now come
 home to an oversized suite at the end of a busy day, with their own built-in,
 fully equipped kitchen and large work area. Instead of paying $8.95 to watch
 an in-room movie, they can check one out from the front desk -- for free.
 Music lovers can borrow CDs from the multimedia library.
     There's even free parking.
     Guests at the new hotel won't find soda machines equipped to take dollar
 bills. Soft drinks are a just quarter in the Candlewood Cupboard, an on-site,
 self-serve convenience store that's operated on the honor system.
     Guests won't have to read an in-room "rule book" -- disguised as a guest
 services directory -- to figure out how much it costs to make a local phone
 call, or how much extra they'll be charged for any number of things.
     "We charge a fair price -- without sneaking in hidden charges," says
 general manager Robert Bernardo. "Candlewood Suites offers a value unlike any
 in the New York area. We give travelers what they need most -- comfort,
 convenience, and the amenities to conduct business better and make time on the
 road less stressful."
     Local and toll-free calls are free, as are unlimited incoming faxes. There
 are no minimums or surcharges for long distance calls -- just low-cost, per
 minute rates. Guests can even use the brand new on-site laundry facilities at
 no charge.
     Rooms are cavernous compared to similarly priced -- or even many higher
 priced -- Manhattan hotels. And the new Candlewood Suites offers free
 amenities that most New York travelers don't usually get -- or if they do,
 they pay a bundle for:
 
     -- a large work area with executive chair
     -- two phone lines including data port
     -- an oversized recliner
     -- 25-inch television and CD player
     -- free use of a well-equipped workout center
     -- iron, ironing board, hairdryer
     -- free "first night kit" with coffee, popcorn and snacks
 
     Candlewood Hotel Co. (Nasdaq:   CNDL) owns, operates and licenses Candlewood
 Suites; and operates and licenses Cambridge Suites. Both concepts serve
 travelers on short- or long-term stays. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 Jack DeBoer founded Candlewood Suites in 1995 and Cambridge Suites in 1998.
 DeBoer previously founded Residence Inn and co-founded Summerfield Suites. He
 is recognized in the hotel industry as the creator of the extended stay
 concept.
     For corporate travel or reservations call 201-659-2500 and ask for Michael
 Boyle or Denise Troche. Boyle, director of sales, is serving New York area
 clients. Troche, director of sales, is serving Jersey City clients.
 
 

SOURCE Candlewood Hotel Co.
    JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Candlewood Hotel Co. today
 announced the opening of its newest (and tallest) hotel -- targeted directly
 to New York area travelers weary of cramped rooms, fat hotel bills and
 exorbitant charges for anything extra.
     Candlewood Suites Jersey City - Exchange Place is directly across the
 Hudson River, minutes from midtown Manhattan or the World Trade Center by PATH
 trains. The newly constructed hotel is in the heart of 'the thriving financial
 district on the Hudson in Jersey City.
     The eight-story hotel -- at 21 Second St. -- features 214 suites:
 160 studios and 54 one-bedrooms. It's within walking distance of several
 upscale restaurants and just a short drive away from Hoboken's (N.J.) trendy
 cafes. The hotel is the 94th Candlewood Suites to open.
     Business and leisure travelers to New York or Jersey City can now come
 home to an oversized suite at the end of a busy day, with their own built-in,
 fully equipped kitchen and large work area. Instead of paying $8.95 to watch
 an in-room movie, they can check one out from the front desk -- for free.
 Music lovers can borrow CDs from the multimedia library.
     There's even free parking.
     Guests at the new hotel won't find soda machines equipped to take dollar
 bills. Soft drinks are a just quarter in the Candlewood Cupboard, an on-site,
 self-serve convenience store that's operated on the honor system.
     Guests won't have to read an in-room "rule book" -- disguised as a guest
 services directory -- to figure out how much it costs to make a local phone
 call, or how much extra they'll be charged for any number of things.
     "We charge a fair price -- without sneaking in hidden charges," says
 general manager Robert Bernardo. "Candlewood Suites offers a value unlike any
 in the New York area. We give travelers what they need most -- comfort,
 convenience, and the amenities to conduct business better and make time on the
 road less stressful."
     Local and toll-free calls are free, as are unlimited incoming faxes. There
 are no minimums or surcharges for long distance calls -- just low-cost, per
 minute rates. Guests can even use the brand new on-site laundry facilities at
 no charge.
     Rooms are cavernous compared to similarly priced -- or even many higher
 priced -- Manhattan hotels. And the new Candlewood Suites offers free
 amenities that most New York travelers don't usually get -- or if they do,
 they pay a bundle for:
 
     -- a large work area with executive chair
     -- two phone lines including data port
     -- an oversized recliner
     -- 25-inch television and CD player
     -- free use of a well-equipped workout center
     -- iron, ironing board, hairdryer
     -- free "first night kit" with coffee, popcorn and snacks
 
     Candlewood Hotel Co. (Nasdaq:   CNDL) owns, operates and licenses Candlewood
 Suites; and operates and licenses Cambridge Suites. Both concepts serve
 travelers on short- or long-term stays. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 Jack DeBoer founded Candlewood Suites in 1995 and Cambridge Suites in 1998.
 DeBoer previously founded Residence Inn and co-founded Summerfield Suites. He
 is recognized in the hotel industry as the creator of the extended stay
 concept.
     For corporate travel or reservations call 201-659-2500 and ask for Michael
 Boyle or Denise Troche. Boyle, director of sales, is serving New York area
 clients. Troche, director of sales, is serving Jersey City clients.
 
 SOURCE  Candlewood Hotel Co.