Robert E. Woolley

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Robert E. Woolley is the founder of Woolley’s Classic Suites and the originator of the all-suite hotel concept.[1]

Personal history[edit]

Woolley was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and instead of attending college, developed his first company, Precision Plumbing, into Arizona's largest plumbing contractor.[2]

Business career[edit]

In 1969, he converted an apartment complex into the original Granada Royale Hometel.[3] This grew into a chain of 26 properties, and, in 1984, was sold to Holiday Inn Corporation under the new flag Embassy Suites.[4]

All-suite format[edit]

The flagship location of Woolley's Classic Suites will be in the Denver, Colo. area.[5] The idea for an all-suite hotel[6] was developed with the objective of providing spacious facilities to guests at competitive rates. Typically, each guest room is a suite with a separate living room and bedroom. For leisure travelers, the extra space afforded by the living room allows for the room to be easily converted into a bedroom for sleeping up to two additional guests. The space also allows business travelers the opportunity for separate working and sleeping areas.


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  2. ^ Christine, Carroll (Sep 1991). "The Texas 100". Texas Monthly. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  3. ^ Murray, Lance (2011-10-14). "Woolley to launch new all-suites hotel". Dallas Business Journal. Retrieved 11/2/11.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Holiday Inn acquires Granada Royale". PRNewswire. PRNewswire. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  5. ^ Sealover, Ed (14 October 2011). "Classic Suites to launch chain in Aurora". Denver Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  6. ^ Sealover, Ed (10/14/11). "Classic Suites to launch chain in Aurora". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved 11/2/11.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)