The Staybridge Suites® Brand Inspires Spontaneous Summer Travel For "Vacation Starved" Families

Upscale Extended Stay Brand Gives Families the Chance to Win Long Weekend Getaway

Jul 14, 2015, 12:24 ET from IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

ATLANTA, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announces the Staybridge Suites® brand's Family Weekend Getaway contest – part of the Long Live Long Weekends campaign encouraging American families to hit the road this summer. According to a recent study by Oxford Economics1, 59% of employees believe taking their earned time off work improves their family life. That's why the Staybridge Suites brand, in collaboration with Traveling Mom, is sending three vacation-starved families on a spontaneous long weekend as part of the Family Weekend Getaway contest.

Robert Radomski, Vice President, Brand Management, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® Brands, IHG said: "For many, the fondest memories are created during family vacations, but for some parents who are always on-the-go, it's difficult to plan a summer getaway with the kids. Through the brand's Family Weekend Getaway contest, families will get to experience a well-deserved getaway and enjoy the spacious suites and fully equipped kitchens at Staybridge Suites hotels – the ideal accommodations for families while away from home."  

The three winning families of the Family Weekend Getaway contest have the opportunity to discover destinations that are just a road trip away. Families receive everything they need for a long weekend getaway including: a three night stay at a Staybridge Suites hotel, a $250 MasterCard® prepaid card2, a $50 Amazon gift card and a Kindle Fire HD 7 to capture family photos and videos of travel memories that will last for years to come.

Between July 14-27, 2015, participants who share their stories on why they deserve a long weekend family getaway will be entered to win. Kim Orlando, Founder of Traveling Mom and family vacation expert, will help IHG select three winning families from all of the eligible entries.

Kim Orlando, Founder, Traveling Mom said: "I'm thrilled to collaborate with the Staybridge Suites brand for this contest because it shows families that you don't have to travel far to enjoy a vacation and reconnect. Many families, including my family of five, are looking to get away before school starts and with Staybridge Suites properties, families can enjoy a last-minute trip at a great value."

There are two easy steps to enter the Family Weekend Getaway contest:

  1. Visit Staybridge.com/FamilyGetaway and click on "TravelingMom.com"
  2. Share why your family would deserve a long weekend getaway in 1,500 characters or less.

Family Weekend Getaway is part of the Staybridge Suites brand's Long Live Long Weekends campaign. From now through September 30, the brand is celebrating the family road trip, hot breakfasts and all of the hotel room forts that go with it. The Staybridge Suites brand gives families all the comforts of home to have a seamless and fun vacation. Visit Staybridge.com/FamilyGetaway for more information.

*For eligibility requirements, rules and complete details for Family Weekend Getaway, click here.

1 Oxford Economics; An Assessment of Paid Time Off in the U.S.; February 2014.

2 MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.

About Staybridge Suites Hotels
Staybridge Suites® is an innovative, all-suite hotel brand designed to meet the needs of extended stay guests seeking a warm sense of community in a home-like environment that is perfect for business, relocation and vacations.  The Staybridge Suites brand entered the extended stay segment in December 1998 when its flagship location in Alpharetta, Ga., opened. Since that opening, the Staybridge Suites brand continues to grow rapidly with more than 200 hotels open across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.  There are more than 100 Staybridge Suites hotels in the pipeline, including nine outside of the Americas.

For more information about the Staybridge Suites brand, call 1-877-238-8889 or visit www.StaybridgeSuites.com. Find Staybridge Suites hotels on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/Staybridge or Facebook www.Facebook.com/StaybridgeSuites.

Notes to Editors:
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with nearly 86 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 720,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. Over 350,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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SOURCE IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)



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