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Cambria Suites Brand to Expand to New Markets

Enters Development Agreements for Hotels in West Orange, New Jersey;
West Palm Beach, Florida; and Williamsport, Pennsylvania

PHOENIX, Oct. 4, 2012
-- Cambria Suites, the upscale all-suites brand by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), today announced three development agreements during The Lodging Conference. The fast-growing brand has plans to build hotels in West Orange, N.J.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Williamsport, Pa. The West Orange property will be the first Cambria Suites hotel in New Jersey.

"We are committed to the growth of Cambria Suites, as it's an essential part of Choice's plans for the upscale market," says Steve Joyce, President and CEO of Choice Hotels International. "The agreements we are announcing today are just the beginning of Cambria Suites' continued growth strategy."

These new developments underscore the appeal of Cambria Suites to guests and franchisees. All hotels are newly constructed and the brand overall outpaces the rest of the upscale lodging segment in guests' likelihood to recommend (LTR). Cambria Suites hotels also consistently rank at the top in their respective markets on TripAdvisor.

Cambria Suites scores particularly high with business travelers looking for a hotel at a great value, as the brand offers free Wi-Fi, large suites featuring separate sleep and work spaces, and free remote printing throughout the hotel.

The West Orange, N.J. property, with a planned open date of fall 2013, is being developed by Sun Development & Management Corporation. The 127-suite, 70,000 square foot hotel will be located in northwest West Orange, at Interstate 280 and Prospect Avenue. The property will be conveniently located to multiple professional office campuses and medical facilities nearby.

The Williamsport, Pa. and West Palm Beach, Fla. properties both will be developed by Welteroth Property Group. The Williamsport hotel will be the third Cambria Suites hotel in Pennsylvania. The first hotel in Fairfield Township, the Williamsport property will feature 121 suites and will be located in Fairfield Crossing, a mixed-use complex directly off Interstate 180. Once opened in late 2013, the property will be located in the heart of the rapidly growing shale oil industry. The West Palm Beach Cambria Suites hotel will be located near the West Palm Beach business district, in close proximity to the Palm Beach County Convention Center and the city's vibrant outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination, CityPlace.

"Cambria Suites is experiencing strong momentum and growth," says Michael Murphy, SVP of Cambria Suites. "We are pleased to be working with two of the best developers in the industry – Sun Development & Management Corporation and Welteroth Property Group – to welcome Cambria Suites to these great markets across the country."

There are currently 19 open Cambria Suites hotels, with properties in Miami Fla. and White Plains, N.Y. expected to open in the summer of 2013.

Designed to appeal to travelers who seek contemporary, upscale accommodations at a great value, Cambria Suites hotels offer spacious suites that are larger than standard hotel rooms and amenities not often found in typical hotels today. All Cambria Suites hotels feature Reflect, a casual dining and gathering area serving a dinner menu, liquor, wine, beer, freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches, a barista bar featuring Wolfgang Puck® coffee and a hot breakfast buffet; Refresh, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an elegant pool and hot tub/spa area; and Refill, a 24-7 convenience store that offers energy drinks, snacks and sundries.

In addition, each room is a spacious suite that's larger than average and offers the latest in technology, including two flat-screen LCD televisions and MediaHub™ plug-and-play technology, allowing guests to connect their laptop, MP3 player, game console, digital camera or CD/DVD player hassle-free. Free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel so that guests can stay connected.

About Cambria Suites

Cambria Suites offers contemporary, upscale accommodations at affordable prices. Designed as a lifestyle hotel brand, Cambria Suites offers more than just a place to sleep at night. It features a larger lobby to give guests a more social atmosphere, all-suite rooms that are larger than standard hotel rooms and include a separate living, working and sleeping space, providing business and leisure travelers a haven to relax, socialize and network. As of June 30, 2012, there were 19 properties open across the country, representing more than 4,600 guest suites, and 26 properties in various stages of development, representing an additional 4,600-plus rooms.

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises approximately 6,200 hotels, representing more than 495,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of June 30, 2012, more than 375 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 30,000 rooms, and approximately 75 hotels, representing approximately 6,700 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in approximately 15 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, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide.

Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. website, 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 Hotel Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.

Contact:

Laura Petrosky
+1-646-218-6003
lpetrosky@crt-tanaka.com

Robin Pence
+1-301-592-5186
robin_pence@choicehotels.com

www.choicehotels.com

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