Stapleton is growing, as are both old and new businesses in the area—and the growth led Staybridge Suites to open a Denver-Stapleton extended-stay hotel on Northfield Blvd.
The 102-room hotel offers studios, one-bedroom suites and two-bedroom, two-bath suites in a homelike environment with fully stocked kitchens and complimentary breakfasts. Guests also enjoy free laundry, free Wi-Fi, a fitness room, indoor pool and 24-hour business center, as well as social evening receptions with complimentary beer and wine Tuesdays through Thursdays.
Staybridge Suites has a 400-sq.-ft. meeting space for up to 36 people. Although the hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, management does arrange for catering by local area restaurants for meetings.
The hotel boasts a backyard that is in the Stapleton Conservatory Green backyard. Thus, plans are for Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton to sponsor neighborhood events, such as a bike race and battle of the bands.
General Manager John Deyne and Assistant General Manager David Schiltz had a harmonious working relationship before they joined forces to open the Stapleton hotel.
“I had the pleasure of opening another hotel last year, and met David while interviewing,” Deyne explained. “Through that year of working together, we worked well as a team. When I learned that I was going to open this hotel, I called David right away.”
Schiltz currently is studying hospitality, tourism and events with a concentration on hotel management at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
“I’m looking into moving to the Stapleton neighborhood,” Schiltz said. “Stapleton is calling my name. There’s a lot of energy in the neighborhood.”
Schiltz, who is single, says he is looking forward to traversing Stapleton’s trails with his 6-year-old border collie, Molly.
Deyne and his wife, Kayle, also are nature lovers with their children, 7-year-old Jonathan (known as Bubba) and 6-year-old Caitlynn (called Lala). They also have a furry friend called Grayce, a medium-sized, short-haired dog that is an American Bully breed, which recently was AKC recognized, according to Deyne.
“Our family really enjoys the outdoors,” Deyne said. “We go camping, fishing and hiking in the summer, and in the winter, I really enjoy getting out and hunting.”
Staybridge Suites is a pet-friendly hotel.
“I’m a huge pet guy who probably couldn’t work for a hotel that didn’t allow pets,” Schiltz said. “Your furry friend is just as welcome at Staybridge as anyone else.”
“Housing our guests’ pets is part of making everyone feel at home,” Deyne added. “David and I try to spend as much time with the guests and employees as possible. I spend five days a week in the breakfast area greeting guests, and David meets with guests in the afternoon. The social hours are fun. We have a chance to chit-chat with the guests and learn how their day went. We get to know about their lives. It’s nice being able to make connections with people.
“We really do specialize in taking care of our customers, whether they are staying one night or are looking to stay for one month or several months at a time,” he said. “People are coming in on projects and are relocating to the Stapleton area. And, there are so many businesses opening in the area that bring in more people. It’s great being part of all the growth at Stapleton.”
Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton offers a Stapleton rate for neighbors who are bringing in their families or friends for a visit. Tours of the hotel are available for neighbors who want to check out accommodations.
For information about Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton, located at 8101 E. Northfield Blvd., or to make reservations, call 303.227.3000 or go to www.staybridgesuites.com/stapletonco. Or email General Manager John Deyne at firstname.lastname@example.org.