Staybridge Suites is a company going in the right direction. An all-suite hotel brand for ex-tended-stay guests looking for a residential-style hotel for business, relocation, or leisure, Staybridge boasts an impressive 10,655 rooms in 94 hotels. What’s more, the company has 11,226 rooms in the pipeline in the Americas, with another 230 rooms planned for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. So rapid is the company’s growth, it will reach its 100th hotel opening faster than any other brand in the upscale extended-stay market.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.