Riley, in partnership with Intercontinental Hotels Group and Lend Lease, opened the doors to a new hotel with a Dec. 17
ribbon-cutting ceremony at
the new Candlewood Suites at Fort
Riley, located at 6956 Jackson Ave.
Army is committed to our Soldiers
and military families, and this
is another example of that commitment,” said Fort Riley Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole. “In Army terms,
high-quality facilities like this
are considered force multipliers. When Soldiers know their home life is in good hands, they
focus on mission
for the hotel took place
June 12, 2012, and construction began
in July 2012, although plans for the new hotel were in progress as far back as 2009.
Riley was blessed to be one of
13 installations included in the first group of Army installations to have privatized lodging,”
hotel boasts 100 rooms, each with
a fully-equipped kitchen; 22 of which are one-bedroom suites with sleeper sofas;
and five are handicap-accessible
hotel features many amenities,
including free breakfast in
the lobby each morning, an
outdoor seasonal swimming pool,
a fitness center, laundry facilities,
a free on-post shuttle, business
center, digital video rentals,
free wired Internet access and
guests. There also are pet-friendly rooms available.
most important amenity offered
by IHG hotels on
installations is the relationship they have with the military and its community, according to Paul Oltmanns, manager, Candlewood
Suites at Fort Riley.
booking and the
flexibility are aspects that
on-post lodging facilities’ representatives
are familiar with and ready to
about relationships and understanding;
for us to understand what
military families are
going through and providing for
them,” Oltmanns said.
guests need not
about being turned away because
of no available rooms, he
said. If no vacancies are available,
Candlewood Suites’ staff
members will refer guests to
several off-post hotels that provide
great service as well.
Riley’s Candlewood Suites
is part of the Privatization of
Army Lodging, or PAL, program,
which is an Army
to improve lodging accommodations
for Soldiers, their families and
the PAL program,
is partnered with Lend
Lease, the developer and design-builder
for all Army lodging, and IHG, the
company that manages and
operates all of Army lodging.
have 76 hotels on 39 installations.
That equates to
12,000 rooms,” said Arthur Holst,
vice president, operations, IHG
Army Hotels. “About 95 percent of
our business is official
doing business on an Army post.
That’s our mission – to take
care of them well, making sure
that (we) meet their needs.”
travelers who have access
to Fort Riley can be a guest
at the hotel.
Suites at Fort
will participate in the IHG
Points Rewards program, which
is a loyalty program where
guests can earn points toward
their next stay. More information
on the rewards
can be found by visiting www.ihg.com/rewardsclub/ us/en/home.
To make reservations at the new Candlewood Suites, at
Fort Riley call 1-877-711-TEAM or visit