Samuel A. Hardage, Marriott's first Residence Inn franchisee, founded Chase Suite Hotels in 1996 and its predecessor company, Woodfin Suite Hotels, in 1985. The first Woodfin Suite Hotel opened in 1986, and the first Chase Suite Hotel opened in 1996. Since its founding, the company has developed, managed or franchised more than 25 hotels with a total of over 4,000 rooms in 13 states.
Mr. Hardage, an early pioneer of all-suite hotels, understood the changing needs of business travelers and extended stay guests. This insight and experience has allowed his companies to quickly adapt to changing market needs and trends. His ability to anticipate the needs of the business and leisure traveler provided the impetus to create and launch our brands.
The core principles underlying the Chase Suite Hotel brand revolves around our dedication to delivering the very best service to our customers while providing a consistent world class hotel product in every location.