Everyone should know by now that IHG ( the Holiday Inn chain) are managing many of the Army temporary quarters facilities (Army vernacular for a hotel). We wrote about it a couple of years ago and the number of these hotels of posts has slowly, but steadily, grown to 39.
IHG is a great hotel chain with properties about everywhere you would think of going. You can earn 3 points for every dollar you spend there, so you can work up a free stay pretty fast when you must go on TDY.
Now they are upping their game by building new Candlewood Suites at certain posts. I discovered this by driving on Ft. Meade and doing a double take at the sign on the construction fence. These should be much better accommodations to stay at than the traditional Army temporary quarters that they took over.
Several have already opened in Ft. Hood, JB San Antonio, and Ft. Huachuca which just opened last month. I am not sure when the one at Ft. Meade will be ready, but my engineering expertise tells me that it will be late Spring. Must be others in the works that they have not revealed yet. If you spot one going up on your post, please let everyone know.