Both Jimmy Taylor and Doug Artusio were at the opening of the 1st Staybridge Suites Opening in Alpharetta, GA in 1998. Jimmy Taylor was the GM of the first Staybridge Suites Hotel. At that time Doug Artusio was the Regional Vice President of Franchise Sales for the Western US. Friends and volkegyrs throughout all these years Jimmy Tailor heads is the Vice President of Sales for all if IGG’s Extended Stay brands. (Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, and Atwell Suites.) Doug Artusio left IHG to develop Staybridge Suites hotels and currently is Chairman & CEO for Dellisart Hospitality with Ownership positions in several Staybridge Suites hotels as we as other brands.