IHG Hotels & Resorts launches dual-branded EVEN Hotel and Staybridge Suites in Rochester, Minn.
July 14, 2021 // Franchising.com // Home of the world-famous Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. now has two new hotel options for travelers to the Upper Midwest. The wellness-based EVEN Hotels and Staybridge Suites, an upscale extended-stay option, come together into one IHG Hotels & Resorts dual-branded property, located just steps away from the St. Mary’s hospital campus, Mayo’s Gonda building, and downtown Rochester, making them ideal choices for medical, business, and leisure guests.
The hotel development is a joint venture between Napean Capital Group, Western States Lodging, and EKN Development with Napean Capital investing the majority of the equity for the project. The hotels are managed by Western States Lodging.
EVEN Hotels is the first and only hotel brand created with wellness at its core. The hotel was designed with options guests need to feel productive, nourished, recharged and relaxed. The new 134-room EVEN Hotel Rochester – St. Mary’s Area offers a world-class Athletic Studio with cardio, stretch and strength training zones, and every guest room includes a fitness area with dedicated workout space and in-room equipment. For dining, Cork & Kale café offers healthy to indulgent made-to-order options for breakfast and dinner.
Staybridge Suites is designed for upscale travelers who are spending an extended time away from home for medical, business, or leisure travel. The 116-room Staybridge Suites Rochester – St. Mary’s Area showcases the brand’s Next Generation 7.0 design, featuring a welcoming lobby with several work and lounge areas that extend into the outdoor living spaces. The suites have distinct zones for working, relaxing, and sleeping, ample storage options, and contemporary fully-equipped kitchens – everything needed for guests to easily make the space their own.
Jennifer Gribble, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Mainstream Brands at IHG Hotels & Resorts, commented: “This incredible property demonstrates the strong momentum behind two of IHG’s growing brands. With its prime location in an important medical tourism market, we are delivering on the demands of our wellness-minded and long-term guests.”
Dr. Surendra Jain, Founder of Napean Capital Group, added: “We built this property knowing that Mayo Clinic patients and patient families need more than just a bed. Wellness can be elevated by your physical surroundings. The warm feeling of our sunlit and open lobby, space to stretch out in our expansive outdoor patio, the distraction of soaking in our indoor pool, and most importantly, a helping hand from front desk staff can all contribute to a more relaxed state of mind for our guests. IHG’s vision for wellness focused amenities make the EVEN and Staybridge brands a perfect fit for this healthcare focused destination.”
Responsible travel and guest safety are top priority at every IHG Hotels & Resorts property. Guests can rest easy with the IHG Clean Promise which guarantees every room will be clean to their satisfaction upon arrival. If the room does not meet standards upon check-in, IHG promises to make it right.
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