FLORENCE, S.C. — Raldex Hospitality has announced the opening of its newest hotel, Staybridge Suites at 150 Westpark Drive near the Florence Center.

Staybridge Suites, an innovative all-suite hotel brand, will hold a grand-opening Thursday, Sept. 27. Construction for the new hotel began nearly three years ago.

Robin Osborne, general manager of the Staybridge Suites, said it was very rewarding to see the final touches being put on the hotel.

“Excitement has been building for our extended-stay brand, and we are thrilled to start accepting reservations,” Osborne said. “We saw the need for this segment years ago and finally get to see it come to fruition.”

The new property has 112 rooms, which includes a mix of deluxe studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom/two-bathroom suites with communal living spaces. Guests will be able to enjoy kitchens with a full-size refrigerator, microwave oven, cooktop and a dishwasher.

The hotel will also offer several amenities, including a daily hot breakfast buffet; a den for socializing, playing board games or reading; an outdoor pavilion that includes two custom-built infra-red grills; and evening receptions four nights per week with wine, beer and customized entrees.

Addition conveniences include internet, a zero-entry outdoor saline pool, complimentary guest laundry room, guest storage room, a 24-hour business center, a fully-equipped fitness center and a 2,600-square-foot meeting space with a capacity for 225 people, making it the largest hotel ballroom in Florence, according to Raldex.

The hotel is owned and managed by Raldex Hospitality under a license agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,400 hotels and 800,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries.

Raldex Hospitality owns and operates Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Garden Inn and two Hampton Inn & Suites in Florence.

For more information, visit staybridgesuites.com or call 843-519-5200.

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