News Blog

Candlewood Suites Bismarck Gets $1.6 Million Renovation, Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      

Contact:Regina Flowers
Candlewood Suites - Bismarck ND


Bismarck, ND May 18, 2018 – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADR)], announced today that the 88-room Candlewood Suites®-Bismarck has recently completed a $1.6 million renovation.

Dora Hospitality, the hotel’s Management Company, has overseen a complete Property Improvement Plan for the 4-story property, originally built in 2008.  Work began in December of last year and was completed in April.  All public spaces—from the lobby, fitness and business centers, guest laundry, restrooms, and hall corridors—as well as guest rooms, have been completely updated to reflect a clean, modern, and welcoming aesthetic.

“We look forward to offering our guests an enhanced stay experience while we continue to offer exceptional levels of customer service,” said Regina Flowers, the hotel’s general manager.  

The Grand Re-Opening celebration and ribbon cutting event was held at the hotel last night, with members of the Bismarck Chamber, CVB, Mayor’s representatives, Dora Hospitality VP of Operations Jerry Eggleton, and Dora Hospitality Regional Manager Larry LaMont mingling with hotel staff and local community members over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres catered by Dora Hospitality Sister hotel Holiday Inn. Tours of the newly remodeled hotel as well as door prizes and free stay drawings were also part of the evening’s festivities.

“This has been a great opportunity to educate the community on the vast amenities the Candlewood Suites has to offer,” said Jerry Eggleton, VP of Operations for management company Dora Hospitality.  “I saw a lot of surprised and delighted faces during the hotel tours; last night’s event was important to share the news of our wonderful renovation that will allow the Candlewood Suites to be the hotel of choice in town for the corporate guest, guests with needs to stay longer term, as well as a great place to send visiting friends and family. Each suite along with our one-bedroom extended suites have full kitchens and all the amenities required by today’s traveler.”


Mingling in the renovated Candlewood lobby during the Re-Opening event                     A peek inside the completely renovated suites of the Candlewood Bismarck



Notes to Editors:

About the Dora Hospitality Group
The Dora Hospitality Group represents nearly 60 years of hotel ownership and management expertise, continuing the legacy of the Dora family as trailblazers of the industry. We develop and operate both branded and boutique hotels, with a focus on the Midwestern United States, and are known for our personal, individualized attention to every property. With a passion for advancing our reputation of excellence, Dora Hospitality embraces a spirit of innovation in our goal to maximize asset value for our clients. For more information on Dora Hospitality, please visit the company’s website .

About Candlewood Suites
Part of the InterContinental Hotels Group, Candlewood Suites® hotels offer a more casual kind of longer stay, where you’ll always feel at home, at your best and really productive while on the road.  All of our locations throughout the Americas are easily accessible and we’re always opening new hotels, so guests can book a spacious suite whenever and wherever it works for them.  For more information about the Candlewood Suites® brand, please visit .

About IHG
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADR)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels, Candlewood Suites® Hotels, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 74 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 678,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

Visit for hotel information and reservations and for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit:,, or