News for the Hospitality Executive
Choice Hotels International Opens 43 New Hotels in
Silver Spring, Md. (October 8, 2009) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to grow with the announcement of 43 newly-opened franchised properties during the month of September. The openings include hotels in 20 states and 8 countries, adding more than 3,400 rooms to the company’s existing 475,000-plus rooms. Select properties that opened in September include:
Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel – Chicago, Ill.
As the 6,000th hotel for Choice Hotels International, the Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel, is located on the city’s Magnificent Mile right in the heart of downtown Chicago, just steps from dozens of the best restaurants, shops and attractions of the area. The hotel offers a restaurant, fitness center, business center, meeting facilities and free weekday newspapers. Guestrooms feature pillow top mattresses and wireless high-speed Internet access while select rooms also offer wet bars.
Comfort Suites – Orlando, Fla.
This newly-constructed hotel, which also supports “green” lodging practices, is conveniently located close to all of Orlando’s most popular attractions. The all-suites hotel features an outdoor pool and whirlpool/hot tub, sun deck, exercise room, business center, meeting facilities, sundry shop, free airport transportation, free weekday newspapers, and free hot breakfast. Guest suites offer flat screen/Plasma TVs, in-room safes, free wireless high-speed Internet access, microwaves, refrigerators, and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Select suites also offer in-room hot tubs.
Rodeway Inn – Atlanta, Ga.
The pet-friendly Rodeway Inn hotel is located near Six Flags and offers a seasonal outdoor pool, exercise room, gift shop, meeting facilities and free continental breakfast. Guestrooms at the hotel feature free wireless high-speed Internet access, microwaves and refrigerators while select rooms also offer balconies.
Quality Hotel – Reading, England
Ideally located in the heart of Great Britain’s Berkshire countryside, the Quality Hotel Reading features a restaurant, a hotel safe, continental breakfast, afternoon tea service, meeting facilities and guest laundry facilities. Guestrooms offer trouser presses, hair dryers and cable/satellite TV.
Other Choice brand hotels that opened in September include:
Other brands within the portfolio of worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels include Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel and Ascend Collection.
About Choice HotelsAs of June 30, 2009, Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchised more than 5,900 hotels, representing more than 479,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. On September 22, 2009, the company announced it had opened its 6,000th franchised property. As of June 30, 2009, more than 800 hotels are under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 64,000 rooms, and an additional 110 hotels, representing approximately 8,700 rooms, are under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 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 serve guests worldwide. In addition, via its Ascend Collection membership program, travelers in the United States 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 and Rodeway Inn are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.
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