SILVER SPRING, Md., June 9, 2010 - Choice Hotels International, Inc.
(NYSE: CHH) recently announced a select list of ten franchisee award winners
at its 56th Annual Convention held earlier last month in Las Vegas. Included
in the 2nd annual awards program were four Developer of the Year award
recipients and six Premier Alliance award winners.
"These owners continue to excel in the areas of hotel development, hotel
performance and collaboration with Choice and should be proud to receive
this recognition of accomplishment," said Stephen P. Joyce, president and
chief executive officer for Choice Hotels. "These awards signify our appreciation
of the tremendous commitment of these hotel owners to the Choice Hotels
The company's Developer of the Year award serves to recognize the best
developers within the Choice Hotels system. The Premier Alliance awards
recognize exceptional franchisees that have and continue to develop properties
within the Choice family of hotel brands, live up to the brand promise
through excellent property performance and are active in the franchise
community. Both the Premier Alliance and Developer of the Year award winners
are hotel owners who are truly committed to the brand and work closely
with Choice Hotels to enhance their brand's success.
The 2010 Developer of the Year award winners include:
The 2010 Premier Alliance award winners include:
Overall Developer of the Year – Brendan Gilyan, owner of the Comfort Suites
hotel of Arlington, Texas.
Cambria Suites Developer of the Year – Rodney Piatt, Horizon Hospitality
Core Brands Developer of the Year – Rick Larson, Tharaldson Lodging
Extended Stay Developer of the Year – Mike and Kim VanStavern and Mark
Randolph, owners of the MainStay Suites Fort Campbell hotel of Clarksville,
Choice Hotels would like to congratulate the 2010 Developer of the Year
and Premier Alliance award winners and looks forward to the great work
and service these exemplary hotel owners will continue to set forth.
Frank and David Crisafi, Ceres Enterprises, LLC
Al Patel, Baywood Hotels
Neil Bhakta, owner of the Rodeway Inn hotel of Escondido, Calif.
Norman Anderson, Dominion Hospitality
Bharat Patel, Sun Development & Management Corporation
Paul Sistare, Atlantica Hotels International
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,000 hotels,
representing more than 485,000 rooms, in the United States and more than
35 other countries and territories. As of March 31, 2010, more than
600 hotels are under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for
development in the United States, representing more than 52,000 rooms,
and more than 100 hotels, representing approximately 8,200 rooms, are under
construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than
20 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, Canada and theCaribbean 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