Choice Hotels and Rebuilding Together Announce Spring Rebuild Project

Choice Hotels, Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun Start Renovations

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, in partnership with Rebuilding Together, has begun its home and non-profit rehabilitation Spring schedule across the nation. Rebuilding Together is one of Choice Hotels' signature cause partners, and the partnership has had a significant impact on communities nationwide.

Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun and Choice Hotels employees will be dedicating their time and expertise to make modifications at the Cholla Special Needs Community Campus, which is part of Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services (STARS). Volunteers will install a shade structure and patio for STARS clients, paint the building's exterior to brighten the atmosphere of the center, and plant a garden for the new growing season. The renovations at the Cholla Special Needs Community Campus will impact the community center's ability to focus resources on its clients and enjoy improved exterior and interior conditions.

"Rebuilding Together and Choice continue our high-impact work through 'Room to Rebuild,' which has served hundreds of homeowners across the country," said Gary A. Officer, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "Our partnership reflects the commitment we have to help families in-need."

Throughout Spring 2012, Choice Hotels will continue to complete projects across the country. The projects will assist non-profits and low-income homeowners to provide extensive rehabilitations to their facilities and homes.

Choice Hotels exclusive program with Rebuilding Together, Room to Rebuild, rehabilitates homes and neighborhoods in the communities that Choice Hotels franchisees are established. As of today, more than 50 projects have been completed on behalf of the Room to Rebuild partnership.

About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together is the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing extensive rehabilitation and modification services to those in need at no cost to those served. With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades people, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates in America's largest cities and smallest towns make life considerably better for thousands of low-income homeowners and the communities in which they live by completing 10,000 projects per year. Rebuilding Together has programs dedicated to, energy efficiency, veteran's housing, aging in place and gulf coast reconstruction. For more information, visit www.RebuildingTogether.org. You can also follow Rebuilding Together on Twitter @rebldgtogthr or become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/RebuildingTogether.

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 September 30, 2011, 430 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 35,000 rooms, and 94 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.

About Choice Hotels Foundation

Established in 2000, the Choice Hotels International Foundation serves as the umbrella organization for the corporate social responsibility efforts of worldwide lodging franchisor, Choice Hotels International. The Foundation's mission is to give back to the communities in which we live and operate by supporting programs that provide food and shelter to those in need, enhance and enrich educational efforts and promote the growth and development of tourism. The Choice Hotels International Foundation supports these efforts by actively engaging our associates and franchisees through volunteerism and philanthropic giving.

SOURCE Rebuilding Together

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