Choice Hotels Promotes Stephanie Lykins to Vice President, Talent Development

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 18, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) recently announced that it has promoted Stephanie Lykins to vice president, talent development. Ms. Lykins will continue to report to Patrick Cimerola, senior vice president, human resources and administration.

In her new role, Ms. Lykins will be responsible for several important areas of the organization including leadership and enterprise development, high-potential talent development, leadership competencies, executive on-boarding and partnering on talent review and organizational design. She will also lead the company's corporate culture initiatives.

"Stephanie is a key member of our leadership team and has been instrumental in elevating the company's training and organizational development efforts," said Cimerola. "Her work will support the company in its continued emphasis on driving workplace excellence, building talent and leadership, and creating and maintaining the best culture for our employees."

Ms. Lykins joined Choice Hotels in 2001 as director of human resources and since that time has held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as senior director of organizational development and learning.

With more than 25 years of experience in human resources and organizational development, Ms. Lykins previously served in a human resources leadership function at PC Data, Inc. and LexisNexis. She holds a bachelor's degree in management with a concentration in human resources from Antioch University McGregor.

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,100 hotels, representing more than 495,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of December 31, 2011, more than 400 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 30,000 rooms, and approximately 80 hotels, representing approximately 7,000 rooms, were 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.

Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. website, 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.

© 2012 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.

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