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Remai Group & Choice Hotels International Open Brands First Extended Stay
Property in Canada, the  119-room MainStay Suites in Alberta



Silver Spring, Md. (January 13, 2011)
– Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is pleased to announce the grand opening of the company’s first-ever extended stay hotel property in Canada located at 201 Palisades Way in Sherwood Park, Alberta at the corner of Sherwood Drive and Lakeland Drive, just minutes to Anthony Henday Drive and the Yellowhead Trail. The new MainStay Suites hotel, franchised by Choice, is owned and operated by the Remai Group of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Construction of the 119-room extended stay hotel initially began in late 2009.
 
“This is a significant milestone for the MainStay Suites brand and we’re proud to be the first owners to help Choice in taking this extended stay brand international,” said Barry Remai of the Remai Group. “The services and amenities of the hotel are designed to exceed the expectations of our target consumers, including relocating employees, construction companies and the oil and gas/petrochemical industry.”
 
The hotel features daily, weekly and monthly rates, business center, free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, daily continental breakfast, fitness center and complimentary guest parking.  Guestrooms feature a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, hardwood flooring, 37-inch flat screen televisions, large work areas with bright task lighting, sofa beds, iron and ironing board. 
 
MainStay Suites properties are the mid-market extended stay brand from Choice Hotels that offer residential style amenities with enough room for an extended stay including separate areas for dressing, relaxing, sleeping and eating. For more information on MainStay Suites, visit www.mainstaysuites.com.
 
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 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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