New Southside Hotel Will Be Totally Suite
A hotel scheduled to open on Eau Claire’s far south side next year will be composed entirely of suites aimed at longer-stay travelers. The Candlewood Suites Hotel will be built on Bullis Farm Road, not far from the Holiday Inn Eau Claire. Candlewood Suites is being developed by Larson Companies, which also manages numerous hotels and restaurants, including the Holiday Inn Eau Claire, Staybridge Suites, the Clarion, and the Oxbow. The 46,000-square-foot Candlewood Suites will be built at a cost of $8 million and will feature 81 studio and one-bedroom suites, all of them outfitted with fully equipped kitchens, executive desks, and recliners or sofa beds. Guests will also have access to 24-hour laundry facilities, a gym, and other amenities. According to a press release, the hotel is slated to open in the fall of 2018. Candlewood Suites is a hotel brand overseen by InterContinental Hotel Group, whose other brands include Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Staybridge Suites.