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Choice Hotels International Opens 52 New Hotels in April
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Silver Spring, Md. (May 6, 2009) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to grow with the announcement of 52 newly-opened franchised properties during the month of April. The openings include hotels in 23 states and six countries, adding more than 4,000 rooms to the company’s existing 475,000-plus rooms. Select properties that opened in April include:

 

Liberty Hotel, an Ascend Collection hotel

Cleburne, Texas

Phone: (817) 645-5660

This historic hotel, originally built in 1924, offers guests a rich sense of tradition with timeless décor, personalized service and classic amenities, all in a warm atmosphere where everyone feels welcome. The 100 percent smoke-free hotel features free deluxe breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet access, an on-site restaurant and cocktail lounge, a seasonal outdoor pool and free weekdays newspapers while guestrooms also offer flat screen/Plasma TVs, in-room safes, refrigerators and robes.

 

Comfort Suites

Nashville, Tenn.

Phone: (615) 391-5959

This 65-suite hotel offers free continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet access, free airport transportation, an indoor heated pool, exercise room and business center. Guestrooms of the 100 percent smoke-free hotel feature flat screen/Plasma TVs, microwaves, refrigerators, in-room coffee makers, irons and ironing boards.

 

Sleep Inn & Suites

Houston, Texas

Phone: (713) 862-6300

This newly-constructed hotel, located near downtown Houston, offers guests an on-site business center, exercise room, meeting rooms and free weekday newspapers. Guestrooms also offer free wireless high-speed Internet access, microwaves, in-room coffee makers, irons and ironing boards.

 

Comfort Inn

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Phone: (52) 322 226 7979

The seaside Comfort Inn Puerto Vallarta features beautiful views of both its neighboring golf course and prestigious marina area. The hotel offers free continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet access, an outdoor pool, playground, on-site restaurant, and business center while guestrooms also offer robes and in-room safes with select rooms featuring balconies, microwaves and refrigerators.

 

Other Choice brand hotels that opened in April include:

 

Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites and Comfort Hotel

·         Augusta, Ga.

·         Blackshear, Ga.

·         Donaldsonville, La.

·         Hachinohe, Japan

·         Hawthorne, Calif.

·         Hikone, Japan

·         Invercargill, New Zealand

·         Kent, Ohio

·         Lafayette, La.

·         Maebashi, Japan

·         San Antonio, Texas

·         Umea, Sweden

·         Warner Robins, Ga.

 

Comfort Suites

·         Jackson, Tenn.

·         Lake Charles, La.

·         Lancaster, Penn.

·         Manchester, Tenn.

·         Nashville, Tenn.

 

Quality Inn, Quality Inn & Suites and Quality Resort

·         Bourne, Mass.

·         Calexico, Calif.

·         Cameron Park, Calif.

·         Eufaula, Ala.

·         Kinder, La.

·         Laramie, Wyo.

·         Louisville, Miss.

·         Siloam Springs, Ark.

·         Sorrento, Australia

·         Sun Prairie, Wis.


Sleep Inn & Suites

·         Coffeyville, Kan.

·         Hiram, Ga.

·         Houston, Texas

·         Pearland, Texas


Clarion Hotel, Clarion Inn and Clarion Collection

·         Fremont, Ohio

·         Oxon Hill, Md.

·         Troyes, France

·         Williamsburg, Iowa


Econo Lodge and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

·         Belleville, Ill.

·         Clinton, Okla.

·         Kissimmee, Fla.

·         Lordsburg, N.M.

·         Moultrie, Ga.

·         Spencer, Iowa

·         Yazoo City, Miss.


 

Rodeway Inn and Rodeway Inn & Suites

·         Harriman, Tenn.

·         Memphis, Tenn.

·         Milwaukee, Wis.

·         Shippensburg, Penn.

·         Sweet Springs, Mo.

·         Winner, S.D.


Ascend Collection

·         Honolulu-Oahu, Hawaii

 

Other brands within the portfolio of worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels include Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel.

 

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International franchises more than 5,800 hotels, representing more than 475,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 countries and territories.  As of March 31, 2009, 896 hotels are under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing 70,381 rooms, and an additional 111 hotels, representing 9,114 rooms, are under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 countries and territories.  The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands serve guests worldwide.  In addition, via its Ascend Collection membership program, travelers in the United States and the Caribbean have upscale lodging options at historic, boutique and unique hotels.

 

Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels Web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.
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Contact:

David Peikin
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Tel: (301) 592-6361
david_peikin@choicehotels.com
 

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Also See: Choice Hotels Ascend Collection Program Targets Historic, Boutique and Unique Independent Hotels / October 2008

Choice Hotel's Ascend Collection Offers an Affiliation for Hotels Wanting to Keep Own Names and Identities / June 2008

Choice Hotels Rebranding its Clarion Collection as the 'Ascend Collection', Providing More Independence for the Hotel Owners / May 2008
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