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Choice Hotels International Opens 15 New Hotels in January


Silver Spring, Md. (February 22, 2011) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to grow with the announcement of 15 newly-opened franchised properties during the month of January. The openings include hotels in five states and five additional countries, adding more than 1,000 rooms to the company’s existing 490,000-plus rooms. Select properties that opened in January include:
 
Hotel Seville, an Ascend Collection hotel – Harrison, Ark.
The 1929 Hotel Seville is a chic haven in downtown Harrison close to area businesses and the pristine Buffalo National River. As a result of a $3.5 million renovation in 2008, each of the 57 guestrooms and suites combine modern conveniences – Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, pillow-top mattresses and oversized desks – with historic flair. The Seville boasts a dramatic grand lobby with soaring ceilings, terrazzo floors and a wrought-iron chandelier. The hotel’s full-service John Paul's restaurant serves up drinks and live music for a fun, casual vibe. A massage therapist and game room are among the other amenities.
 
Clarion Hotel – Copan Ruinas, Honduras
Located just minutes from downtown, the Clarion Hotel Copan Ruinas offers features like free newspapers, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, outdoor pool and hot tub. The hotel’s on-site Las Ruinas Restaurant and El Arqueologo Bar provide a warm and inviting atmosphere where guests can enjoy a delicious meal or signature drink. Guestrooms also offer pillow-top mattresses, plasma TVs and in-room coffee makers. Select suites also feature in-bath whirlpools. Valet cleaning service is also available and on-site parking is provided.
 
Quality Inn & Suites Saltillo Eurotel – Saltillo, Mexico
Minutes from historic downtown Saltillo and close to the Plan de Guadalupe International Airport, guests of this smoke-free hotel can enjoy free wireless high-speed Internet, free breakfast, free newspapers, free local and airport transportation, an indoor heated pool and more. Guestrooms offer coffee makers, flat-screen TVs and safes with some rooms also featuring sofa beds and kitchen facilities with microwaves, mini-bars and refrigerators.
 
Other Choice Hotels brand properties that opened in January include:

Comfort Hotel
Quality Inn, Quality Hotel, Quality Suites and Quality Inn & Suites
Ascend Collection
The Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn brands are also included within the portfolio of worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels.
 
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.

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.

2011 Choice Hotels International, Inc.  All rights reserved.
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Contact: 

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

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Also See: Choice Hotels Begins Overseas Roll Out of Proprietary Web-based Property Management System, choiceADVANTAGE, for its International Franchisees / February 2011

Choice Hotels International Opens 73 New Hotels in December / January 2011

Three Canadian Properties Join Choice Hotels Ascend Collection; The Château Moncton and Château Saint John, New Brunswick, and Hotel Royal William, Québec / January 2011

Choice Hotels International Opens 33 Hotels in November in 14 States and Seven Countries Adding More than 2,500 rooms / December 2010

Choice Hotels International Opens 24 New Hotels in October Adding More than 1,600 rooms / November 2010

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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