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Choice Hotels Names the Best Hotel Within Each Brand;
The 2004 Inn of the Year Awards

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SILVER SPRING, Md.  (May 19, 2004) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH), presented this year’s best hotels with the Inn of the Year Award, at Choice’s 50th annual convention in San Diego, which was attended by more than 4,000 delegates from around the world.

Choice annually presents the Inn of the Year Award to hotels that demonstrate lodging excellence.  The best of each brand is selected by a committee of peer hoteliers who evaluate the hotel on a variety of factors including guest service, hotel cleanliness and hotel décor during several unannounced inspections. 

The 2004 Inn of the Year Award was presented to the following hotels:

  • Comfort Inn hotel of Geneva, Ill., owned and operated by Geneva Hospitality LLC of Batavia, Illinois.
  • Comfort Suites hotel of Aurora, Ill., owned and operated by Midwest Management II Inc. of Aurora, Ill.
  • Quality Inn & Suites hotel of Madison, Wis., owned and operated by KNK Hatchery Hill Hotel, LLC of Cambridge, Wis.
  • Sleep Inn Charleston of North Charleston, S.C., owned and operated by Sand Hills Hotel Associates LLC of Columbia, S.C.
  • Clarion Hotel Morgan of Morgantown, W.V., owned and operated by The Hotel Morgan Company LLC of Morgantown, W.V.
  • MainStay Suites hotel of Mountville, Pa., owned and operated by Treztark II Ltd. of Lancaster, Pa. 
  • Econo Lodge hotel of Messena, N.Y., owned and operated by Schmenkel Inc. of Messena, N.Y. 
  • Rodeway Inn hotel of Scottsdale, Ariz., owned and operated by Lilken Partnership of Duluth Minn. 
  • Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania of Oslo, Norway, owned and operated by Karl Otto Skogland of Oslo, Norway.
  • Quality Hotel Toyokawa of Toyokawa, Japan, owned and operated by Greens Company Ltd. of Yokkaichi-shi, Japan. 
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Comfort Inn
Geneva, Ill.

Sleep Inn Charleston
North Charleston, S.C.

Quality Hotel Toyokawa
Toyokawa, Japan
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“These hotels are the cream-of-the-crop in the Choice system,” said Chuck Ledsinger, president and chief executive officer.  “Through their hard work, dedication, training and teamwork they succeeded in their quest for gold.”

Choice Hotels International is the world’s second largest lodging franchisor, marketing more than 5,000 hotels open or under development in 44 countries and territories under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn brand names. 

Contact:
Olivia Kranz
Tel:  (301) 592-5033
olivia_kranz@choicehotels.com
http://www.choicehotels.com
Also See: AmericInn Lodging System Names 2004 Top Performing Franchise Owners and Employees / April 2004
Choice Presents Inn of the Year Awards to the Best of Each Brand / May 2003


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