CHICAGO – May 1, 2012 – Choice Hotels International has selected RateGain as a qualified vendor for its more than 5,000 U.S. franchises. “RateGain’s expertise in the extraction of rate data from the Web and the GDS and their ability to provide affordable services for our franchisees were reasons for selecting RateGain as a qualified vendor”, explains Rick Summa, Vice President of Procurement Services for Choice Hotels International.
Choice’s franchise hotels -- ranging from limited to
full service properties in the economy, mid-market and upscale segments
represent more than 495,000 rooms in the United States and 30-plus
and territories. Brands include Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality,
Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban, Econo Lodge,
Inn and Ascend Collection -- historic, boutique and unique hotels that
guests an authentic, local experience.
“As a qualified vendor for Choice franchisees, RateGain is pleased to provide special versions of our PriceGain rate intelligence service that is both affordable and easy to use,” said Bhanu Chopra, CEO of RateGain. “We’re proud that we are able to provide Choice Hotels International franchisees with the most comprehensive and timely rate intelligence data that will be instrumental for optimizing room revenues."
RateGain offers web-based solutions to leading online travel agents, airlines, wholesalers and hotels across 70 countries. RateGain products for the travel industry have earned numerous awards for innovation. The company is a leader in SaaS based solutions in channel management, online brand reputation management, competitive price intelligence, and social media marketing. Established in 2004, RateGain IT Private Solutions Limited is headquartered in India with offices in the US, Thailand, Spain, Dubai and the UK. For more information, please visit www.rategain.com.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,100 hotels, representing more than 495,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of March 31, 2012, more than 350 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 30,000 rooms, and approximately 80 hotels, representing approximately 7,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in approximately 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.