May 20, 2008 // Franchising.com // Silver Spring, Md. - Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to grow with the announcement of 47 newly-opened franchised properties during the month of April. The openings include hotels in 23 states and four countries, adding more than 3,000 rooms to the company's existing 455,000-plus rooms. Select properties that opened in April include:
Phone: (912) 965-9595
This 97-suite Cambria Suites hotel, a 100 percent non-smoking property, is conveniently located just minutes from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, providing easy access to many local businesses and attractions as well as downtown Savannah. The new all-suites hotel features an indoor heated pool, indoor whirlpool/hot tub, free wireless high-speed Internet access, sun deck, state-of-the-art fitness center, business center, cocktail lounge, barista bar and on-site convenience store. Each guestroom offers two flat-screen LCD televisions, CD/DVD player, and MP3 jacks, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.
Phone: (212) 358-8844
The GEM Hotel - SoHo from Clarion Collection is located within walking distance to many historic New York City districts such as Wall Street, Chinatown, Little Italy, the SoHo neighborhood and the Lower East Side neighborhood. The 45-room boutique hotel features free high-speed wireless Internet access, a VIP/concierge desk, on-site shoe shine and valet cleaning services. Guestrooms offer flat screen/Plasma TVs, robes, in-room safes, hair dryers and free coffee with in-room coffee makers. Select rooms also offer in-bath whirlpools.
Phone: (352) 376- 4145
This newly-constructed 74-room Sleep Inn hotel is just minutes from the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, the Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Florida. The hotel offers free high-speed wireless Internet access, free deluxe continental breakfast, fitness center, outdoor pool and sun deck. Guestrooms feature flat screen/Plasma TVs, microwaves, refrigerators and in-room coffee makers while select rooms also offer in-bath whirlpools.
Phone: (61) 8 9481 0866
The 103-room Clarion Collection Marque Hotel Perth offers beautiful views of the Swan River and is ideally located near the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, the Parliament House government building, the University of Western Australia and the Kings Park & Botanical Garden amusement park. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and cocktail lounge, exercise room, on-site convenience store and meeting and banquet facilities. Guestrooms offer microwaves, refrigerators, robes, hair dryers and irons and ironing boards.
Texas City, Texas
Belle Vernon, Penn.
North Hastings, New Zealand
Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Great Bend, Kan.
Batemans Bay, Australia
Olive Branch, Miss.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Columbia City, Ind.
Las Vegas, Nev.
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Other brands included in the portfolio of worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels include Suburban Extended Stay Hotel.
Choice Hotels International franchises more than 5,600 hotels, representing more than 455,000 rooms, in the United States and 38 countries and territories. As of March 31, 2008, 986 hotels are under development in the United States, representing 79,276 rooms, and an additional 96 hotels, representing 8,321 rooms, are under development in more than 20 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.
Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels Web site, which may be accessed at 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.