IHG® Army Hotels had its ribbon cutting ceremony on November 16th, 2022, for its newest addition to the Lendlease and IHG® Army Hotels portfolio. IHG® Army Hotels and Lendlease opened its 16th Candlewood Suites®, this one on Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Please enjoy this article and photos from the ceremony!
IHG® Army Hotels ~ "IHG® Army Hotels (IHG) and Lendlease, a leading global real estate and investment group, announce the opening of the Candlewood Suites® hotel on Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Md.
Featuring 69 guest rooms and spanning nearly 50,000 square feet, the newly constructed Candlewood Suites on Aberdeen Proving Ground is the latest extension of the engagement between IHG, Lendlease and the Privatized Army Lodging (PAL) initiative, a U.S. Army-led, public-private venture to revitalize on-post lodging for, and support and serve, soldiers, their families and all government travelers. The hotel also represents the 16th Candlewood Suites property made possible through PAL, which now supports more than 12,000 hotel rooms across 40 military installations nationwide.
Chuck Sourbeer, Vice President of Operations for IHG Army Hotels, said: 'For more than 13 years, IHG Army Hotels has proudly worked to extend the spirit of true hospitality to military members and their families through first-class, service-minded properties, and the opening of the new Candlewood Suites on Aberdeen Proving Ground further underscores the successes of our collaboration with the PAL initiative. Whether for a single night or an extended stay, the Candlewood Suites on Aberdeen Proving Ground provides all the amenities guests need to rest and reconnect, backed by an understanding and caring staff.'
The Candlewood Suites on Aberdeen Proving Ground offers a variety of rooms – including studio and one-bedroom suites – and features to accommodate the unique needs of today’s military travelers. Each suite includes a full kitchen, supplemented by complimentary hot breakfast and the Lending Locker which makes specialized appliances (such as slow cookers and waffle irons) available for checkout. The hotel’s outdoor Gazebo Grill and fireplace and Distinguished Visitors Quarters lounge also facilitate community and comfort among guests and visitors.
Matt Garrett, SVP at Lendlease and General Manager of PAL, said: 'I am incredibly proud of the entire Lendlease and IHG Army Hotels teams for working diligently to deliver this impressive hotel despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of PAL’s priorities is to improve the guest experience through outstanding hotel amenities and services. This brand-new Candlewood Suites on Aberdeen Proving Ground represents the very best in hospitality, specifically designed to meet the needs of our military travelers and their families.'
Aside from quality service, IHG Army Hotels and Lendlease offer unique benefits for military travelers and their families. Guests can earn loyalty points through the IHG One Rewards program which can be redeemed for personal travel at more than 6,000 IHG Hotels & Resorts properties spanning 17 brands worldwide. Additionally, IHG Army Hotels proudly employ veterans and military spouses who recognize the unique challenges and needs of the on-post environment and are qualified to serve guests accordingly. Family members and spouses working at these hotels have the option to maintain employment with IHG if relocated, eliminating one of the many stresses of reassignment.
An IHG Green Engage Hotel, the Candlewood Suites on Aberdeen Proving Ground participates in IHG Army Hotels’ innovative sustainability and environmental impact measurement and management program, and can access more than 200 enhancements to reduce waste and energy and water consumption.