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Choice Hotels International Opens 24 New Hotels in October
Adding More than 1,600 rooms

Silver Spring, Md. (November 9, 2010) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to grow with the announcement of 24 newly-opened franchised properties during the month of October. The openings include hotels in 14 states and two additional countries, adding more than 1,600 rooms to the company’s existing 490,000-plus rooms. Select properties that opened in October include:
 
Dove Creek Lodge, an Ascend Collection hotel – Key Largo, Fla.
Part of a select group of Historic, Boutique and Unique hotels, this smoke-free Key Largo Ascend Collection hotel is set directly on the Atlantic Ocean, offering tropical resort accommodations with an oceanfront outdoor heated pool, hot tub, private beach and marina. The hotel also offers free deluxe continental breakfast, picnic area, pool table, and scuba diving and snorkeling services. Guestrooms feature free wireless high-speed Internet access, microwaves, DVD players and refrigerators while select rooms also offer balconies and kitchen facilities.
 
Sleep Inn & Suites – Middlesboro, Ky.
One of the first among the Sleep Inn brand to feature an entirely new refreshed modern look and feel, this Sleep Inn & Suites hotel provides guests with a simply stylish and reliable stay. The 100-percent smoke-free property also offers free wireless high-speed Internet access, free continental breakfast, exercise room, business center, and more. Guestrooms feature flat screen/plasma TVs, microwaves and refrigerators.
 
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel – Cedar Falls, Iowa
This pet-friendly, smoke-free extended stay hotel offers an indoor heated pool, indoor whirlpool/hot tub, fitness center, business center, meeting and banquet facilities, on-site convenience store, free weekday newspapers, hotel safe and picnic area. Guestrooms offer flat screen/Plasma TVs, DVD players, free wireless high-speed Internet access, full kitchen facilities, and pillow top mattresses.
 
Quality Hotel Pau Center Bosquet – Pau, France
This city center hotel offers guests the convenience of an on-site lounge and bar, fitness center, gift shop, laundry facilities, sauna, and full service restaurant. Guestrooms feature flat screen/Plasma TVs, free wireless high-speed Internet access, in-room safes, and mini bars while select rooms also feature balconies. The hotel is pet friendly and 100 percent smoke free.

Other Choice Hotels brand properties that opened in October include:

Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites and Comfort Hotel
  • Gap, France
  • Le Havre, France
  • Morrisville, Penn.
  • Perry, Okla.
  • Rifle, Colo.
  • Saint Egreve, France
Quality Inn, Quality Hotel and Quality Inn & Suites
  • Brattleboro, Vt.
  • Davenport, Iowa
  • Dillon, S.C.
  • Mattoon, Ill.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
Clarion Hotel and Clarion Collection
  • Parramatta, Australia
  • Pittsburgh, Penn.
Sleep Inn & Suites
  • Midlothian, Va.
Econo Lodge and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
  • Carlsbad, Calif.
  • Conway, S.C.
  • Fallbrook, Calif.
  • Ft. Lee, N.J.
  • Kenner, La.
  • Westshore, New Zealand
Other brands within the portfolio of worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels include Comfort Suites, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites and Rodeway Inn.

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,000 hotels, representing more than 490,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 35 other countries and territories.  As of September 30, 2010, more than 540 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 44,000 rooms, and approximately 90 hotels, representing approximately 8,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in 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 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.


 

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Contact: 

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

 

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Also See: Choice Hotels Offers Significant Incentives for Hotel Owners Interested in Converting an Existing Hotel to the Quality, Clarion or Econo Lodge Brand; Incentives Include Discounted Application Fees, No Royalty Fees and Cash Back Upon Opening / August 2010

To Stimulate Brand Growth Econo Lodge Offering Up to $25,000 in Incentives for Conversion Properties / Aug 2003

Choice Offers Development Incentive for Conversions to Quality Brand; Up to $85,000 in Savings for Conversion Properties / Aug 2002
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