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Choice Hotels Opens 62 Franchised Properties
During June 2009 in 26 States and 5 Countries
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Silver Spring, Md. (August 5, 2009) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to grow with the announcement of 62 newly-opened franchised properties during the month of June. The openings include hotels in 26 states and 5 countries, adding more than 5,000 rooms to the company’s existing 475,000-plus rooms. Select properties that opened in July include:
 
Cambria Suites – Maple Grove, Minn.
As the second Cambria Suites hotel to open in the Minneapolis metro area, this new all-suites hotel features an indoor heated pool, indoor whirlpool/hot tub, free wireless high-speed Internet access, sun deck, state-of-the-art fitness center, business center, cocktail lounge, barista bar and on-site convenience store. Each guestroom offers two flat-screen LCD televisions, CD/DVD player, and MP3 jacks, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. 
 
The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel and Suites, an Ascend Collection hotel – Portsmouth, Va.
Combining classic elegance with modern convenience, the Governor Dinwiddie Hotel and Suites, an Ascend Collection hotel, is one of the hidden secrets of the historic Olde Towne district of Portsmouth. This historic hotel provides boutique-style accommodations including free deluxe continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet access, sauna and exercise room. Guest rooms and suites feature microwaves and refrigerators while select rooms also offer DVD players and kitchen facilities.
 

The Governor Dinwiddie Hotel
506 Dinwiddie Street
Portsmouth, Virginia

Comfort Suites – Gettysburg, Penn.
Conveniently located in the heart of Gettysburg’s historic district, this new 70-suite hotel offers guests free continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet access, an indoor heated pool, exercise room and business center. Guest suites feature flat screen/Plasma TVs, microwaves and refrigerators while select rooms also offer in-room hot tubs.
 
Quality Hotel Maida Vale – London, England
Ideally located in central London, the hotel features free continental breakfast, free wireless high-speed Internet access, on-site coffee shop, meeting facilities, a business center, hotel safe, free weekday newspapers and an on-site restaurant. Guestrooms offer refrigerators, mini-bars and in-room safes.
 
Other Choice brand hotels that opened in July include:
 

Comfort Inn, Comfort Hotel and
Comfort Inn & Suites 
Airdrie, Canada
Athens, Tenn.
Atoka, Tenn.
Cahokia, Ill.
Dayville, Conn.
Gradignan, France
Harrisonville, Mo.
La Rochelle, France
Logan, Utah
Obihiro, Japan
Olathe, Kan.
Paris, Texas
Randolph, Mass.
Victoria, Canada

Comfort Suites
Bridgeport, Texas
Euless, Texas
Forrest City, Ark.
Hillsboro, Texas
Hummelstown, Penn.
Kelowna, Canada
Mineral Wells, Texas
Orlinda, Tenn.
Rapid City, S.D.
Smyrna, Texas
Spring, Texas
Urbana, Ill.

Quality Inn, Quality Hotel and Quality Inn & Suites 
Chico, Calif.
Erlanger, Ky.
Farmington, N.M.
Greensboro, N.C.
Gurgaon, India
Lake Forest, Calif.
Manhattan, Kan.
Savannah, Ga.
Stafford, Texas
Wilkes Barre, Penn.

Sleep Inn and Sleep Inn & Suites
Franklin, Texas
Gatlinburg, Texas
Kennesaw, Ga.
Oakley, Kan.
Ocean City, Md.
Pontoon Beach, Ill.
Rapid City, S.D.
 
Clarion Inn
Richmond, Va.
South Yarmouth, Mass.

Cambria Suites
Aurora, Colo.
Madison, Wis.
Noblesville, Ind.
 
Econo Lodge 
Beloit, Wis.
Chickamauga, Ga.
Hermitage, Penn.
 
Rodeway Inn and Rodeway Inn & Suites
Allentown, Penn.
Ardmore, Okla.
Beloit, Wis.
Homewood, Ala.
La Grande, Ore.
Orlando, Fla.

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

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 5,900 hotels, representing more than 479,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of June 30, 2009, more than 800 hotels are under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 64,000 rooms, and an additional 110 hotels, representing approximately 8,700 rooms, are under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 other 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 International, Inc. 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, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.


 
 
Contact:

Rocco Loverro
Tel:  (301) 592-6719
rocco_loverro@choicehotels.com
 

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Also See: Hotelier Rajesh Randeria Investing $4 million in the Historic Hotel Governor Dinwiddie, Portsmouth, VA / November 2003
Cambria Suites Green Bay Awarded Hotel of the Year at Choice Hotels Annual Convention / May 2009
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