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Choice Hotels International Opens 35 New Hotels in May



Silver Spring, Md. (June 15, 2011) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to grow with the announcement of 35 newly-opened franchised properties during the month of May. The openings include hotels in 22 states and four additional countries, adding more than 2,700 rooms to the company’s existing 490,000-plus rooms. Select properties that opened in May include:

The Lane Hotel, an Ascend Collection hotel, Keene, N.H.
The Lane is housed in a stately, 1891 brick building that has been a Keene landmark for more than a century. Last month, The Lane recently completed a major, million-dollar-plus renovation. Today, The Lane combines contemporary style with striking high ceilings and exposed brick walls. All guestrooms and suites are outfitted with complimentary wired and wireless Internet access, large flat-screen televisions, iPod docks, Keurig coffee makers and plush beds with pillow-top mattresses and luxurious linens. Some rooms also have whirlpool baths, microwaves, refrigerators and pullout sofas for comfortable extended stays. The redesigned lobby features a welcoming new fireplace and new bar with floor-to-ceiling windows and free Wi-Fi.

Sleep Inn & Suites, Norton, Kan.
The Sleep Inn & Suites of Norton, Kan.features a brand new prototype and design. The new design provides guests with a stylish and reliable stay experience. The exterior façade displays a natural-cobble stone finish that sets a calm and relaxed tone. The newly designed rooms feature a media board, complete with a flat screen TV and elegant leaning mirrors. The elegant baths have an oversized stand up shower with accented walls.

Quality Hotel Le Cervolan Chambery, Voglans, France
The hotel is situated between the Rhone Alps and Lac De Bourget—France’s largest natural lake.  This pet-friendly hotel has an abundance of services available to guests including a seasonal outdoor pool equipped with a poolside bar and hot tub, and an on-site restaurant. Guestrooms offer free high-speed Internet, flat screen/Plasma TVs, refrigerators and coffee makers.

Other Choice Hotels brand properties that opened in May include:

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

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,100 hotels, representing more than 490,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of March 31, 2011, more than 500 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 40,000 rooms, and approximately 100 hotels, representing approximately 8,400 rooms, were 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 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 Names Robert McDowell Senior Vice President, Global Distribution / May 2011

Choice Hotels International Unveils New Design Concept For Flagship Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites Following Commitment to Brand Revitalization / May 2011

Choice Hotels International Opens 27 New Hotels in March in 13 States and 2 Additional Countries / April 2011

Choice Hotels Annual Supplier Diversity Award to Promote Minority and Woman-Owned Business Awarded to the Choice Hotels Corporate Communications Department / March 2011

Choice Hotels Canada Honours its Top Performing Hotels; 9 Properties Receive Platinum Awards with an Additional 19 Earning Gold / February 2011

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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