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 Choice Hotels Adds the The O’Brien Historic Hotel
in San Antonio to the Clarion Collection
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (November 14, 2003) -  The O’Brien Historic Hotel, located at 116 Navarro Street in the heart of downtown San Antonio and just four blocks from the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center and less than a block from the Riverwalk, is now open as a “Clarion Collection” hotel.
The O’Brien Historic Hotel, a Clarion Collection, is owned by O’Brien Hospitality, Ltd.  Rashesh Rangrej is the president of O’Brien Hospitality, Ltd.  The hotel is managed by Space Coast Hospitality in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

The “Clarion Collection” is franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. This brand extension of the upscale Clarion brand features unique, historic or boutique hotels that have strong local recognition and unique designs or features.

“The O’Brien Historic Hotel is a welcome

O’Brien Historic Hotel, a Clarion Collection
116 Navarro Street
San Antonio, Texas
addition to the Clarion Collection,” said Michael J. Ludden, senior director and brand manager, Clarion Brand Hotels.  “This unique, historic hotel has upscale room amenities and hotel features and bears all the distinctive hallmarks of the Clarion Collection line.”

The O’Brien Historic Hotel, a Clarion Collection, features 39 rooms.  Each room has 25-inch cable TV, in-room coffee maker, two telephones with dataport, high-speed internet access, voice mail, iron, ironing board, bathrobes, CD player, complimentary overnight shoe shine and complimentary USA Today.  Hotel features include Jacuzzi and whirlpool baths, nightly turndown service, fax and copy service.  Some rooms feature high ceilings, antique baths and balconies.

The O’Brien Historic Hotel, a Clarion Collection, is located near the Alamo, Alamodome, Market Square, El Mercado, SBC Center and River Center Mall.

Clarion brand hotels are franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors.  Choice Hotels International franchises more than 5,000 hotels open or under development under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands in 48 countries.  

Dorothy Dee
Tel: (301) 592-6197

Peter Holloway
O’Brien Historic Hotel, A Clarion Collection
Tel: (210)527-1111

Also See: The Peabody Court in Baltimore and The Hotel Cosmos in San Francisco - First to Carry the Clarion Collection Brand / May 2003

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