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Choice Hotels International Opens 27 New Hotels in June 2011

Silver Spring, Md. (July 11, 2011) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to grow with the announcement of 27 newly-opened franchised properties during the month of June. The openings include hotels in 19 states and three additional countries, adding more than 2,100 rooms to the company’s existing 490,000-plus rooms. Select properties that opened in June include:

Sleep Inn – Jamaica, N.Y.
The first Sleep Inn hotel in a primary urban market to feature the brand’s entirely new refreshed look and feeling, this non-smoking hotel is convenient to Queens and New York City. The hotel’s featured design provides guests with a stylish and reliable stay experience. Guestrooms 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. The property also boasts a number of free amenities including breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking, and daily newspaper.

The Westport Inn, an Ascend Collection hotel – Westport, Conn.
This newly renovated and upscale boutique inn is in the perfect location for guests to experience the scenic beauty of the Connecticut coast. An Ascend Collection hotel, the property features a fitness center, courtesy bike rentals, on-site restaurant and lounge, free Wi-Fi, business center, valet cleaning service and more than 6,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space. All 117 guest rooms and suites offer rich amenities including luxurious bedding, upgraded toiletries, flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, and pillow top mattresses. Select rooms also offer refrigerators and sofa beds. The hotel is 100 percent smoke free and pet friendly.

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel – Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
One of the first extended stay hotels from Choice Hotels to break ground in Canada, the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Thompson of Manitoba offers guests all the conveniences of home, including fully-equipped kitchen facilities in each guestroom including microwaves and refrigerators, free Wi-Fi, flat screen plasma TVs, and pillow-top mattresses. The smoke-free hotel is pet friendly and also features an on-site fitness center and laundry facilities.

Comfort Hotel Mandarina – Grasse, France
Close to many popular attractions that southern France has to offer, the Comfort Hotel Mandarina boasts spectacular views of the surrounding area, located near the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur). The hotel offers an on-site restaurant, free Wi-Fi, meeting facilities and nightly manager’s reception. The hotel is pet friendly, smoke free, and provides parking. Guestrooms feature standard amenities including hair dryers, safes and cable television.

Other Choice Hotels brand properties that opened in May include:

Comfort Inn and Comfort Inn & Suites
Comfort Suites
Quality Inn and Quality Inn & Suites
Clarion Inn & Suites and Clarion Hotel
Econo Lodge and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Rodeway Inn and Rodeway Inn & Suites
The Cambria Suites and MainStay Suites 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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Choice Hotels Promotes Kelly Kane to Vice President, Corporate Communications and Jeff Lobb to Vice President & Assistant General Counsel / 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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