Choice Hotels International and Rebuilding Together Join Forces to Rejuvenate a Phoenix Nonprofit

More than 100 volunteers to revitalize indoor and outdoor space for Chicanos Por La Causa De Colores program, which provides a safe home for women and children that are victims of domestic violence.

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Feb. 17, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), a leading worldwide lodging company, is working with Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit, to give a much needed face lift to the apartments of De Colores, a program of Chicano Por La Causa (CPLC), next Wednesday, February 25, 2015. CPLC De Colores program offers a safe home for women and children who have been forced to flee their homes due to domestic violence.
Choice Hotels International

Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun and Choice Hotels volunteers will provide free critical repairs to six apartments, the transitional housing facility and facility grounds. Volunteers will paint the interior and exterior, install new lockers and replace the linens in the apartments.

"Providing support to local communities that Choice Hotels has close ties to such as Phoenix is a big priority for our associates. Our work with Rebuilding Together continues to be a humbling experience, and we are looking forward to lending a helping hand to those in need at De Colores," said Steve Joyce, president and CEO, Choice Hotels International.

The CPLC De Colores program is comprised of five components that offer bilingual support, counseling and housing assistance as families begin their journey towards a violent-free life. Currently, the program is the only domestic violence shelter in Phoenix to exclusively offer a bilingual and bicultural environment. These critical repairs will help create a safe and healthy transitional home for the individuals that benefit from this initiative.

"Rebuilding Together is honored to work with Choice Hotels International to provide these critical updates to the De Colores program facility," said Sandra Henriquez, chief operating officer, Rebuilding Together. "We appreciate the support of Choice Hotels International and its employee volunteers to make this community safe and healthy."

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 35 other countries and territories. As of September 30, 2014, 422 hotels, representing more than 32,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 94 hotels, representing approximately 8,600 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 other countries and territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria hotels & suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide. Additional corporate information can be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com. Additional corporate information can be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Choice Privileges, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria hotel & suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection and SkyTouch Technology are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International Inc. and its subsidiaries.

© 2015 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.

About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together strengthens the lives of our most vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Rebuilding Together's local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year. As we rebuild homes, community spaces and nonprofit facilities, our lasting impact helps to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods across the country. We believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Learn more and get involved at RebuildingTogether.org.

About Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun

Serving the Valley for 25 years. Our mission at Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun is to engage community partners and volunteers in the revitalization of neighborhoods. Through home repair, modifications and improvements, we provide needy low-income senior, veteran and disabled individuals with a safer, more independent and comfortable life. Since 1991, RTVOS has engaged more than 60,000 volunteers from nearly 500 organizations throughout Arizona. Our philanthropic efforts have resulted in $7 million in repairs at over 1,900 homes and 60 nonprofit facilities.
Rebuilding Together.

SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Contacts:

Victoria O'Banion
Rebuilding Together
202.603.2160
vobanion@rebuildingtogether.org

Scott Carman
Choice Hotels International
301.592.6361
Scott_Carman@choicehotels.com

Kate Warren
Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun
602.882.2540
kate@rebuildingtogetherphx.org

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