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Choice Hotels Breach a Good Reminder of Data Security Best Practices

Hospitality Upgrade | August 22, 2019

HU talks with Bob Diachenko, the cybersecurity expert who discovered the breach, about steps hotels can take to prevent data incidents  By Fran Worrall, Hospitality Upgrade Another data breach has hit the hospitality industry, this time affecting approximately 700,000 records belonging to lodging industry giant Choice Hotels International. The Maryland-based company franchises and handles bookings for more than 7,000 properties around the globe, including such brands as Ascend Hotel Collection, Cambria Hotels, Clarion, Comfort, Econo Lodge, MainStay Suites, Roadway Inn, Sleep Inn and Woodspring Suites. According to a statement relea...

Choice Hotels Signs With Brar Hotels Group for Development of Spokane’s First Cambria Hotel

Cambria Hotels | August 6, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- August 6, 2019 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has signed an agreement with Brar Hotels Group, LLC for the development of a Cambria hotel in Spokane, Wash.— fueling the company's westward expansion strategy and marking the brand's first location in the city. The four-story, 91-room upscale hotel is slated to open in 2020. Just minutes from the downtown central business district and the Spokane International Airport at 4611 S Dowdy Rd., the Cambria hotel will offer convenient access to several of the region's largest employers, including Fairchild Air Force Base, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Ce...

Choice Hotels Signs With Hospitality Funding and TQP Capital Partners to Redevelop Historic YMCA in Downtown Burlington as Cambria Hotel

Cambria Hotels | May 22, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 22, 2019 -- Cambria Hotels will be expanding to Vermont, following Choice Hotels International, Inc.'s (NYSE: CHH) agreement with Hospitality Funding Inc. and TQP Capital Partners to develop a 142-room hotel, slated to open in 2021. Located at 266 College St., the new Cambria hotel in Burlington will preserve the historic façade of the existing structure, which was built in 1934 and formerly housed the Greater Burlington YMCA. Located on one of Burlington's busiest thoroughfares, the hotel is a few blocks from the University of Vermont (UVM) and the UVM Medical Center—the state's largest univ...

Choice Hotels Unveils Refreshed Look of Its Four Popular Midscale Brand Logos

Choice Hotels | May 3, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 3, 2019 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) celebrated its 80th anniversary this year and continued midscale leadership by unveiling refreshed logos for Quality Inn, Clarion, Sleep Inn, and MainStay Suites at its 65th annual convention. Amidst the successful transformation of Choice's flagship Comfort brand and following the recent launch of the Clarion Pointe brand extension, the updated logos exemplify Choice's leadership across all their midscale hotel brands with a fresh and modern look. The new logos were designed to reflect both the brands' tradition and potential. All will include a &q...

Ascend Hotel Collection Comes to Monterey Bay Area With Addition of Hacienda de Léal

Ascend Hotel Collection | May 3, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 3, 2019 -- The Hacienda de Léal adds a splash of Spanish culture to the Ascend Hotel Collection by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), a portfolio of unique, boutique, and historic hotels and resorts that reflect their surrounding community. Located in the quaint mission town of San Juan Bautista at 410 The Alameda, the 42-room Hacienda de Léal captures the spirit of the Spanish Hacienda with its rustic, red and beige hues, picturesque patio, and 20,000-square-foot courtyard. The property was purchased by Léal Vineyards in 2014 and completely renovated to channel the opulence of the be...

Choice Hotels Appoints Douglas Lisi as Vice President of Revenue Management

Choice Hotels International, | January 29, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md. (Jan. 29, 2019) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel franchisors, announced Douglas Lisi has joined the company as vice president of revenue management. In this role, Lisi will lead the company's revenue management organization and functions, including trend analysis, forecasting, and price optimization, to help Choice franchisees maximize gross room revenue (GRR), manage their inventory, and increase profitability. In addition to managing Choice's proprietary revenue management tools, including SmartRates, he will also focus on growing the company's corporate and group b...

CHECO Purchase Company, LLC and Choice Hotels Ink Agreement to Develop 27 WoodSpring Suites Hotels

January 24, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 24, 2019 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) signed an agreement with CHECO Purchase Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Concord Hospitality, which has newly formed Common Oaks Lodging LLC, to develop 27 new WoodSpring Suites hotels. The hotels will be built throughout Michigan and North Carolina, as well as in the metropolitan areas of Jacksonville, Fla. and Nashville, Tenn. The transaction comes on the heels of the brand's record-setting growth year in 2018 where the WoodSpring Suites brand significantly exceeded the number of new contracts awarded in a single year. The brand now has more than 100 hotel...

Choice Hotels Promotes Sonia Egyhazy to Regional Vice President of Franchise Development for Cambria Hotels

Cambria Hotels | January 23, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 23, 2019 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel franchisors, announced the promotion of Sonia Egyhazy to regional vice president of franchise development for Cambria Hotels. "Choice Hotels' growth in the upscale segment is a top priority for the company, and the continued success of Cambria Hotels and the Ascend Hotel Collection is key to strengthening our foothold in the ever-growing upscale segment," said Mark Shalala, vice president, franchise development, upscale brands, Choice Hotels. "Cambria and Ascend have allowed us to expand our upscale foo...

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