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Choice Hotels Board Promotes and Elects
Wayne W. Wielgus Executive Vice President
and Chief Marketing Officer


SILVER SPRING, Md. - Sept. 15, 2004 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) today announced that its board of directors has promoted and elected Wayne W. Wielgus to the position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

Wielgus previously had been senior vice president, marketing, a position he assumed when he joined Choice in September 2000.

"Wayne has shaped an integrated marketing program that has increased business delivery to our hotels through all reservations channels," said Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr., president and chief executive officer. "His innovative marketing campaigns have raised awareness of our hotel brands, built a new identity with consumers and forged effective marketing partnerships with major airlines and other leading companies."

"Looking to our future, marketing will play an even greater role as we work with our hotels to build guest satisfaction and solidify Choice's leadership position in the segments in which we operate," he added.

Wielgus is a graduate of Fairfield University and holds an M.B.A. degree from Memphis State University. A travel industry veteran, he joined Choice after serving as senior vice president, marketing, at Best Western. He also has held executive marketing positions with Forte Hotels, Inter-Continental Hotels, Ramada Hotels and Holiday Inn.

Choice Hotels International is one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, marketing more than 5,000 hotels open or under development in 44 countries under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, MainStay Suites and Rodeway Inn brand names. 

Choice Hotels International
Also See: Gary Thomson Appointed SVP and CIO and Wayne W. Wielgus as SVP, Marketing at Choice Hotels / August 2000
Choice Hotels Promotes Joseph M. Squeri to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer / May 2004

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