Sherwin-Williams Forms Agreement With Choice Hotels to Supply Paints and Coatings

CLEVELAND, Sept. 26, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Sherwin-Williams, North America's largest supplier of products to the property maintenance and hospitality market, and Choice Hotels, one of the nation's leading lodging companies, are pleased to announce their preferred supply agreement. Under the agreement, Sherwin-Williams extensive portfolio of paints and coatings are specified to be used in all Choice Hotels brands: Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn, and the Ascend Collection membership program.

The supply agreement connects two industry leaders: Sherwin-Williams in the paints and coatings industry and Choice Hotels in the lodging industry. Sherwin-Williams is a single-source supplier of high-quality paints, stains, masonry coatings and brand-name wall and floor coverings, with a distribution system of more than 3,330 stores and 1,600 representatives available to deliver innovative products, local service and expert advice. Choice Hotels is one of the nation's largest lodging companies with more than 6,100 franchised hotels across 30 countries. Choice Hotels is renowned for its focus on excellence and customer service.  

"This renewed partnership provides a single-source supply solution for Choice Hotels that, in turn, allows property owners to receive the best paints and coatings for their property," said Mark Henderson, vice president of national accounts for Sherwin-Williams.  

Sherwin-Williams National Account programs are designed to help hotel owners and managers maximize efficiencies. Through the program, Sherwin-Williams serves as a single-source partner, offering complete standardization of color and quality--allowing Choice Hotels brands to maintain consistency in their projects from coast to coast. Sherwin-Williams will also work to consolidate orders and directly source products in order to achieve a higher financial return. At the same time, Sherwin-Williams can create product specifications and simplify supplier transitions.

"Our National Account programs aim to simultaneously provide local service and national reach, in order to help companies keep business operations running smoothly and efficiently," said Henderson. "It's the combined power of our local stores, district field representatives and National Account services that make that possible."

Ask Sherwin-Williams

For over 140 years, Sherwin-Williams has satisfied the coating and color needs of builders, designers, specifiers, property managers and contractors. Sherwin-Williams provides fast, flexible, responsive local service and personalized, expert advice. More than 3,300 stores and 1,600 sales representatives make Sherwin-Williams North America's largest single-source supplier of high-quality paints, stains, masonry coatings and brand-name wall and floor coverings. Visit sherwin-williams.com. For green solutions, visit swgreenspecs.com.

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,100 hotels, representing more than 490,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of June 30, 2011, more than 450 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 37,000 rooms, and approximately 100 hotels, representing approximately 8,700 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 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 www.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, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Collectionare proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.

© 2011 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Contact:
Angela Miller
Carmichael Lynch Spong
(212) 653-0656
angela.miller@clynch.com

SOURCE Sherwin-Williams

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