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Choice Hotels International Opens 73 New Hotels in December

Silver Spring, Md. (January 20, 2011) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to grow with the announcement of 73 newly-opened franchised properties during the month of December. The openings include hotels in 35 states and four additional countries, adding close to 7,000 rooms to the company’s existing 490,000-plus rooms. Select properties that opened in December include:
Cambria Suites Pittsburgh at CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, Penn.
Adjacent to the CONSOL Energy Center in downtown Pittsburgh, each suite at the Cambria Suites hotel offers separate work and living areas with ergonomic chairs, movable desks, luxury linens, and Bath & Body Works® products. In addition, the property features an 1,800 square foot, three bedroom and three-and-a-half bathroom presidential suite with one of a kind skyline views of downtown Pittsburgh – a first for the brand.  A seventh floor concierge lounge offers a wet bar, flat screen LCD televisions and lounge space for guests to use and enjoy. The hotel also has an exclusive guest dedicated garage with access to the CONSOL Energy Center for event patrons staying at the property.
Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown Inner Harbor – Baltimore, Md.
One of the first among the Sleep Inn brand to feature an entirely new refreshed modern look and feel, this Sleep Inn hotel, located in downtown Baltimore just steps from the Inner Harbor, offers free Wi-Fi, free deluxe continental breakfast, meeting facilities, business center and exercise room. Guestrooms feature flat screen/Plasma TVs with select rooms also featuring in-bath whirlpools, wet bars, microwaves, refrigerators.
Comfort Suites Downtown Convention Center – Atlanta, Ga.
Marking the first-ever Choice Hotels brand property for downtown Atlanta and the first-ever adaptive reuse Comfort Suites hotel, this downtown hotel features suites larger than the industry standard, with separate bedroom and living areas. Each of its elegantly appointed rooms have a marble-topped wet bar, sleeper sofa, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen LCD television, desk and pillow-top mattress with crisp white duvet and amber bed scarf. The 156-room hotel is housed in a historic building and has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation. Its lower five floors were originally built more than a century ago, and 11 additional floors were later added for the 1996 Summer Olympics.

MainStay Suites East Edmonton/Sherwood Park – Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
Marking the first extended stay brand hotel in Canada for Choice Hotels, this MainStay Suites hotel features a business center, free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, daily continental breakfast, fitness center and complimentary guest parking. Guestrooms feature a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, hardwood flooring, 37-inch flat screen televisions, large work areas with bright task lighting, sofa beds, irons and ironing boards. 
Other Choice Hotels brand properties that opened in December include:
Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites, Comfort Hotel and Comfort Resort
Comfort Suites
Quality Inn, Quality Hotel, Quality Suites and Quality Inn & Suites
Sleep Inn & Suites
Clarion Hotel, Clarion Inn and Clarion Inn & Suites
Econo Lodge and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Rodeway Inn
Ascend Collection
The Suburban Extended Stay Hotel brand is also included within the portfolio of worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,000 hotels, representing more than 490,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 35 other countries and territories.  As of September 30, 2010, more than 540 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 44,000 rooms, and approximately 90 hotels, representing approximately 8,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in 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

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.

2011 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Rocco Loverro
Tel:  (301) 592-6719


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Also See: Three Canadian Properties Join Choice Hotels Ascend Collection; The Château Moncton and Château Saint John, New Brunswick, and Hotel Royal William, Québec / January 2011

Choice Hotels International Opens 33 Hotels in November in 14 States and Seven Countries Adding More than 2,500 rooms / December 2010

Choice Hotels International Opens 24 New Hotels in October Adding More than 1,600 rooms / November 2010

Choice Hotels Offers Significant Incentives for Hotel Owners Interested in Converting an Existing Hotel to the Quality, Clarion or Econo Lodge Brand; Incentives Include Discounted Application Fees, No Royalty Fees and Cash Back Upon Opening / August 2010

To Stimulate Brand Growth Econo Lodge Offering Up to $25,000 in Incentives for Conversion Properties / Aug 2003

Choice Offers Development Incentive for Conversions to Quality Brand; Up to $85,000 in Savings for Conversion Properties / Aug 2002

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