Topping Off the Pittsburgh Cambria Suites Hotel Franchise

Upscale Hotel Nears Construction Completion in Growing Uptown Area

PITTSBURGH /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Horizon Properties Group, LLC, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Horizon Hospitality, LLC and Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) celebrated the "topping off" milestone of the new Cambria Suites Pittsburgh hotel last week. The 142-suite hotel is located on Centre Avenue adjacent to the new Consol Energy Center and is expected to open in December of this year.

"Now that we're nearing completion, we can feel the rising excitement and interest in the area," said Rodney Piatt, CEO of Horizon Properties Group. "This Cambria Suites hotel has become a catalyst for revitalizing the Uptown section of Pittsburgh."

The Cambria Suites hotel brings the latest in hotel innovation to the Pittsburgh area. Each room is larger than most standard hotel rooms, with separate work and living areas with ergonomic chairs, movable desks, luxury linens, and Bath & Body Works(R) products. In addition, the property will feature an 1800 square foot, three bedroom and three bathroom presidential suites with one of a kind skyline views of downtown Pittsburgh - a first for the brand. A 7th floor concierge lounge will offer a wet bar, flat screen LCD televisions and lounge space for guests to use and enjoy. The hotel will also have an exclusive 143 space onsite parking garage with access to the Consol Energy Center for event patrons staying at the property.

"This hotel represents the growing momentum of the Cambria Suites brand," said Kevin J. Lewis, president, Cambria Suites. "We're particularly excited about this amazing downtown property and the opportunity to work with such well-respected local businesses."

Like all Cambria Suites hotels, the Pittsburgh property will feature: Reflect, a contemporary bistro-style restaurant that features a full barista coffee bar and serves breakfast and dinner; Refresh, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an indoor pool and spa; and Refill, a 24-hour sundry shop that stocks freshly prepared "grab 'n' go" gourmet salads and sandwiches, as well as typical convenience items and healthy and organic foods.

About Horizon Hospitality, LLC

Horizon Hospitality, an affiliate of Horizon Properties Group, the region's leading full service real estate development company, that has extensive experience in commercial offices and corporate headquarters, is a diverse hotel development and management company. Horizon Hospitality operates three other hotel properties in the Pittsburgh area and is currently constructing a second Cambria Suites hotel near the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington, PA.

About Cambria Suites

Cambria Suites is Choice Hotels lifestyle all-suites brand that offers contemporary, upscale accommodations at affordable prices. Cambria Suites offers more than just a place to sleep at night. It features a larger lobby to give guests a more social atmosphere and all-suite rooms that include separate living, working and sleeping areas. Thoughtfully designed, Cambria Suites gives business and leisure travelers a place to relax socialize and network. There are currently 21 properties open across the country with 43 hotels under development nationwide.

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 June 30, 2010, more than 580 hotels are under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 47,000 rooms, and approximately 100 hotels, representing approximately 8,700 rooms, are 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.

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 Collectionare proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.

© 2010 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.

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