The 99-room, 5-story Staybridge Suites in Duluth, Georgia, is now open. Owned by Duluth Capital Investments led by Sonial Patel as principal, it is the first Staybridge Suites in the country using the brand’s new “Next Generation 7.0” design that incorporates elements to protect against COVID-19.

The Staybridge Suites in Duluth, Georgia, is now open. The hotel, owned and operated by Duluth Capital Investments led by Sonial Patel as principal, is the first Staybridge Suites in the country using the brand’s new “Next Generation 7.0” design that incorporates elements to protect against COVID-19.

The 99-room, 5-story hotel has more open room in its public spaces for social distancing, which is strictly enforced. It features no contact check in / check out, as well as extensive disinfecting as part of  InterContinental Hotel Group’s “Clean Promise” program, including completely cleaning each suite with an electrostatic sprayer.

Guests select their housekeeping schedule to further avoid contact.

The extended-stay hotel is in a suburb of Atlanta. Amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool and a 600-square-foot meeting room.  Work on the hotel began in 2018 and it was scheduled to be completed last year, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

In September, the SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Spartanburg owned by Peter Patel, opened in Spartanburg, South Carolina.