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Choice Hotels International Opens 23 New Hotels in April
in 14 States and 3 Additional Countries



Silver Spring, Md. (May 12, 2011) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to grow with the announcement of 23 newly-opened franchised properties during the month of April. The openings include hotels in 14 states and three additional countries, adding more than 1,500 rooms to the company’s existing 490,000-plus rooms. Select properties that opened in April include:

Ben Lomond Suites, an Ascend Collection hotel – Ogden, Utah
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and one of Ogden’s largest hotels, this grand hotel features 99 spacious rooms and one- or two-bedroom apartment-style suites with large living rooms and kitchenettes. Blending the old with the new, accommodations feature free Wi-Fi, dark wood furnishings and plush beds topped with luxurious white linens. Bright, airy executive suites offer additional space plus multiple windows, jetted tubs and wet bar with mini fridge and microwave. Among its other amenities, Ben Lomond Suites houses a fitness room and mezzanine-level business center with a computer, printer and fax machine. For relaxation, the in-house massage therapist specializes in deep tissue, therapeutic and Swedish massages. Guests also enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet and covered parking.

MainStay Suites – Pensacola, Fla.
This pet-friendly extended stay hotel features more space than traditional hotel rooms, designed to make guests feel at home for a day, a week, a month or even more. The hotel’s amenities include free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and hot tub, exercise room, sport court, gym, hotel safe, and barbeque grill area as well as laundry and meeting facilities. Guest suites include fully-equipped kitchens with microwaves and refrigerators, flat-screen HD plasma TVs and more.

Clarion Hotel Chateau Belmont – Tours, France
This smoke-free four-star hotel is near the city’s center and many historic attractions. The property offers guests beautiful scenery with a high-standard of accommodations with refined interior design and modern amenities. Guests can enjoy a fitness area, indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, free Wi-Fi, on-site restaurant and lounge, meeting facilities, and on-site parking. Well-appointed guest rooms include flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, safes, irons and ironing boards as well as coffee makers, Select rooms also offer kitchen facilities, microwaves, robes and balconies. The hotel also welcomes pets for an additional fee.

Other Choice Hotels brand properties that opened in April include:

Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites and Comfort Hotel
Quality Inn, Quality Inn & Suites, Quality Suites and Quality Hotel
Clarion Inn and Clarion Hotel
Econo Lodge and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Rodeway Inn & Suites
The Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, Cambria 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. 

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


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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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