Staybridge Suites Charleston-Summerville Opening Press Release

SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA  1/13/20 – Jai Ambee II LLC announces the opening of the brand new 100-room Staybridge Suites® in Summerville SC. The hotel is a prime location, right off of I-26, near many restaurants, shopping, the hip new Nexton development, and a short drive to area business parks, such as Palmetto Commerce Parkway and Bushy Park, prominent businesses, such as Volvo, Mercedes-Benz & Boeing.  We are centrally located near downtown Summerville, Jedburg, Ridgeville, Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, Charleston and so much more!

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is the parent company of the Staybridge Suites brand.

The Staybridge Suites® - Charleston-Summerville hotel has named Richard “Rick” Buggle, General Manager and Tara K McConnell, Director of Sales & Marketing.
In Rick’s new role, he will oversee the day to day operations and financial responsibilities of the hotel and Tara will be responsible for the sales and marketing efforts; both creating a warm, welcoming environment for employees and guests. Our goal is to have our guests feeling at home when they are here, missing us when they leave us, and excited to see us when they return. 
Rick Buggle, General Manager said, “I look forwarding to working at such a remarkable hotel in the new, hip upcoming Summerville area. As the hotel’s new general manager, I want to surround myself with some amazing people and make a difference for the hotel, our guests and our team members.  My goal is to make a long-lasting impact on the associates, teaching them, encouraging them and building a strong bond among us.”/
With more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, Rick Buggle most recently served as the General Manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Airport Convention Center, where he drastically increased guest satisfaction within less than a year.
Rick began his hospitality career as a Task Force Manager in south eastern region. He later joined Residence Inn by Marriott , SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott as the Area General Manager, where he remained for an impressive eighteen years. Rick has proven to be the go-to General Manager when hotels were struggling and needed a new focus. 
The new property offers well-designed spacious guestrooms which include a mix of deluxe studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites with communal living spaces.  Guests enjoy fully equipped kitchens with a full-size refrigerator, microwave oven, cooktop stove and a dishwasher.  The hotel has unique complimentary offerings such as daily hot breakfast buffet, Home Theater, outdoor living room with barbecue, fire pit, outdoor games, such as corn hole, and evening receptions Monday through Thursday evenings with wine, beer and customizable entrees.
Additional amenities at the Staybridge Suites – Charleston-Summerville hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, guest laundry room, 24-hour business center, a fully-equipped fitness center and 900 square feet of meeting space with capacity for 50 people. IHG® Connect, which provides a seamless Internet experience, is available for guests as well.
The hotel, located at 225 Holiday Drive in Summerville, SC is owned by Jai Ambee II LLC and managed by Trishul Hospitality, under a license agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group. The Staybridge Suites brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in more than 100 countries and territories. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-STAYBRIDGE or by going to
The Staybridge Suites brand participates in IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at, by downloading the IHG® App, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 5,700 hotels worldwide. All IHG hotels use the IHG Green Engage™ system, an innovative online environmental sustainability system that gives its hotels the means to measure and manage their impact on the environment.
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About Staybridge Suites®: 
Staybridge Suites® is an all-suite hotel brand designed to meet the needs of extended stay guests seeking a break from the travel norm. The Staybridge Suites brand offers guests a hugely different travel experience, whether for business or leisure, with spacious suites, fully equipped kitchens in each room and a free social happy hour. The brand has more than doubled in size over the past decade, with hotels open across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. For more information about Staybridge Suites, visit Find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram  

Notes to Editors:
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites®, Atwell Suites™,and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,700 hotels and nearly 856,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.  
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 400,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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