InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of the first Candlewood Suites hotel to include the brand’s new interior design package, created with graduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
The overall design concept for Candlewood Suites hotels is called “Haven.” Within the concept are two distinct, yet complementary, design schemes. The “Nest” scheme, with earthy green hues, is featured at the Candlewood Suites North Little Rock hotel, and “Harbor” features warm blue colors. The new designs also feature sustainability, flexibility and storage.
This project follows the redesign of the Staybridge Suites standardized room décor by SCAD students in 2009.
The Candlewood Suites North Little Rock boasts “just-like-home amenities” available at all Candlewood Suites hotels, including complimentary high-speed Internet access, free local phone calls, free on-site guest laundry and a 24-hour fitness center. Unique to Candlewood Suites is the “Candlewood Cupboard,” where a variety of beverages, breakfast items, snacks, frozen entrees and sundries can be purchased on the honor system at any time and where guests can enjoy complimentary Maxwell House coffee.
The Candlewood Suites North Little Rock features the brand’s new “Lending Locker” concept, currently in pilot mode. Here, guests may borrow various items, such as extra lighting, small kitchen appliances and desk fans. Like the Candlewood Cupboard, the Lending Locker is also run on the honor system.
Candlewood Suites guestrooms feature studio or one-bedroom suite floor plans with a full kitchen, a recliner, workspace with desk chair, and overhead lighting.
The new property is located near Springhill Baptist Hospital, Pulaski Technical College, L’Oreal Maybelline Company and Remington Arms and is just minutes from the downtown Little Rock and Little Rock National Airport.