Dedicated living room, full kitchen, and a separate bedroom add up to a “game changing” layout for the new hotel brand stayAPT Suites. The first location opened Oct. 1 in Goldsboro, NC, the first of 18-plus hotels on track to open in the coming months from the new hotel chain, which is headquartered in Matthews, NC.
The brand has several more properties set to open this fall and winter, including Alexandria-Fort Belvoir, VA, Chattanooga, TN, Greer, SC, Greenville, SC, and Houston, TX. In all, stayAPT Suites has plans to complete 100 corporate-owned and more than 200 franchised locations throughout the country within the next five years.
The brand will offer two- and three-story construction models ranging from 59 to 89 units. The development has no restricted territories and is designed to fit well in large, medium or tertiary markets.
With an average size of over 500 square feet, each suite is designed with an open-concept living room that includes a sleeper sofa, lounge chair and wall-mounted 55-inch television.
The kitchen features a full-size stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator; and between the kitchen and living room, guests can utilize the center island as a place to eat, finish working, FaceTime with family, or read the morning news.
The private, separate bedroom, located down the hall from the living area, offers either a king or two queen-sized beds, a walk-in closet, desk, and a second large television.
stayAPT Suites president and CEO Gary A. DeLapp is known for his contributions within the hotel industry, especially in the extended stay segment, with previous executive leadership roles served at Woodspring Suites, Extended Stay America and Invitation Homes.
“For too long, it’s been status-quo for long-term lodging guests to sleep right next to a kitchenette,” said DeLapp. “Guests have always expected more, even if they felt they had to settle. Thanks to our unique room layout, stayAPT Suites is here to meet those expectations with space and in-room amenities that actually make life more comfortable away from home.”