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Driftwood Hospitality Management to Manage the Clarion Airport
near Asheville, North Carolina

North Palm Beach, FL – October 13, 2011
– Driftwood Hospitality Management, a leader in providing solutions-based services for the domestic and international hotel industry, today announced that the Clarion Airport near Asheville, N.C. is the newest addition to its growing management portfolio. The sixth property to join Driftwood in the last 60 days, this hotel brings the total number of properties managed, owned and/or operated by the company to 30.
 
“As we continue executing our aggressive strategic growth plan over the next 24 months, Driftwood is pleased to add a Choice Hotels property, the Clarion Airport, to our portfolio,” said Michael Diaz, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Driftwood Hospitality Management. “We look forward to helping this hotel get to the next level in providing outstanding quality and service to travelers from across the United States.”
 
As part of the initial takeover process, Driftwood will assess the Clarion Airport’s current condition, operations and internal structure.  An on-property team will then create a plan to solve any existing issues as expeditiously as possible, ensuring a seamless transition and an open line of communication with all key players. 
 
The Clarion Airport is conveniently located less than one mile from the Asheville Regional Airport, and offers complimentary transfers to and from the airport. The property is close to local points of interest including the Biltmore Estate, Pisgah National Forest and the nearby towns of Asheville and Hendersonville. 
 
Business travelers and leisure guests alike will continue enjoying a variety of perks at Clarion Airport, including free WIFI and wired high-speed Internet access, a daily complimentary copy of The Wall Street Journal as well as indoor and outdoor heated pools.  The property also features an on-site business center, spacious banquet and meeting rooms, and free parking.

For more information, visit www.TheDriftwoodDifference.com.

About Driftwood Hospitality Management

Based in North Palm Beach, Fla., Driftwood Hospitality Management, LLC is a leader in providing solutions-based services for the domestic and international hotel industry.  Boasting extensive management experience and relationships with most major hotel franchising companies, Driftwood covers the full spectrum of lodging business needs, from full-service, upscale and upper-upscale hotels, in addition to mid-size extended-stay, select and limited-service properties.  Currently, Driftwood’s focus is on strategic acquisition, development, third-party management and receivership. Driftwood has extensive experience working with major brands, including InterContinental Hotels Group, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Carlson, Choice Hotels International, Inc. and Wyndham Worldwide. Driftwood has additional offices in Costa Rica, Scottsdale, Ariz. and Miami, Florida. In the past three years alone, the company and its hotels have received more than 20 industry awards. For more information, visit www.DriftwoodHospitality.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.
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Contact:

Samantha Jacobs
Claibourne Smith
M. Silver Associates
954-765-3636
Samantha@msilver-pr.com
Claibourne@msilver-pr.com


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