ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 10, 2015 — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, is pleased to announce that the newly constructed MainStay Suites extended stay hotel in Watford City, North Dakota, is now open. The hotel is operated by award-winning Dora Hospitality LLC and is located at 222 Prairie Hills Road in Watford City, North Dakota.

"Choice Hotels is proud to partner with Dora Hospitality on another successful project," said David Pepper, chief development officer for Choice Hotels, parent company for the MainStay Suites brand. "Vince Dora is one of the top developers for the MainStay Suites brand and we know that the new Watford City, North Dakota MainStay will be another great addition for the brand similar to their recently opened location in Sidney, Montana. Dora builds high-quality hotels and delivers an excellent guest experience, a winning combination in every market."

The new MainStay Suites extended stay hotel is a welcome sight for travelers just off Highway 23 and close to the Highway 85 junction in the heart of the Bakken, one of the busiest and most important sources of new oil production in the country. Choice Hotels and Dora Hospitality have come together to create what the Bakken has been asking for: a truly exceptional extended stay hotel staffed by warm and hospitable people.

"We are very pleased to bring MainStay Suites to the Watford City, North Dakota market," said Vince Dora, president of Dora Hospitality. "The features in our suites and the amenities we offer our guests bring a great option to the traveler who is here temporarily or relocating to one of the fastest growing towns in North Dakota. Whether our customers are in town for one night, one week, or one month, our highly trained staff is prepared to anticipate their needs and help them settle right in."

Located in a quiet setting in Watford City, the 89-suite hotel is the perfect place to "live like home" in a town that prides itself on its friendliness and hometown feel. The property features a spacious great room; fitness center; full service lounge; business center; complimentary guest laundry; and a deluxe complimentary hot breakfast each morning. The private pavilion area, patio seating and grills are in frequent use for evening Manager's Receptions and Monday Night Football games. Each suite allows our guests to create a homey retreat with full kitchenettes, generous work spaces, DVD players and a movie lending library, 40-inch TVs, and free Wi-Fi.

Guests are only minutes away from experiencing the natural beauty and history of the surrounding area, originally populated by the Native American tribes of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sious and Chippewa. The North Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park is just 14 miles south, while the South Unit is just a day trip away and close to the town of Medora and the award-winning Medora Musical. The Maah Daah Hey trail system, showcasing some of the most unique and breathtaking terrain in the country, is perfect for hiking, biking, or horseback riding. Watford City boasts convenient dining and shopping, and will open its Event Center in 2016, featuring convention and concert space, sports facilities and a waterpark.

Now in its third generation, Dora Hospitality is an award-winning, family-operated national hotel company that develops, owns and manages hotels. With more than 145 years of combined experience, Dora Hospitality is proud to employ a team of professionals who specialize in a wide array of management services.

This hotel will participate in the Choice Privileges loyalty rewards program offered by Choice Hotels International, Inc. Membership is free and offers points good toward free nights, airline miles, gift certificates and more while staying at more than 6,300 Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria hotels & suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brand hotels as well as the Ascend Hotel Collection member hotels.