January 4, 2017 -- STAYBRIDGE SUITES ST. PETERSBURG DOWNTOWN WINS TORCHBEARER AWARD

THE STAYBRIDGE SUITES ST. PETERSBURG DOWNTOWN WINS IHG® 2016 TORCHBEARER AWARD

ATLANTA (January 31, 2017) – The Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg Downtown received the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2016 Torchbearer Award, the company’s most prestigious award.

The Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg is one of 454 properties within the Americas chosen from the IHG system of more than 5,100 hotels for achieving the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of operation — from quality to customer satisfaction.

“It is my pleasure to award the Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg Downtown as one of the top-notch hotels in our industry,” said Elie Maalouf, Chief Executive Officer – IHG, The Americas.  “This hotel embodies the heart of our brand promise and continues to make IHG properties known and admired throughout the world, continuing our mission to deliver on great brands and Great Hotels Guests Love.”

A 2016 Torchbearer trophy, the company’s symbol of top excellence, will be on permanent display at the hotel.