Choice Hotels Announces the Expansion of the Cambria hotels & suites brand in North Charleston, SC

ROCKVILLE, Md. - June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire - Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced it has signed an agreement with franchise partner SpringBridge Development LLC and management partner Raines Hospitality, to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in North Charleston, SC. The 124-room Cambria property will be located just ten minutes from Charleston International Airport, at the southeast corner of Eagle Landing Boulevard and Rivers Avenue.

Slated to open in late 2017, the Cambria hotel & suites North Charleston is located in a thriving community with parks, gardens and historical sites, as well as some of the area's premier cultural attractions including museums, theaters and art galleries. Hotel guests will have numerous dining, shopping and entertainment options as the hotel will be within walking distance to the Northwoods Mall and North Rivers Marketplace. 

"North Charleston is one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States, which makes the city a perfect match for the Cambria hotels & suites brand as we continue our expansion throughout the country," said Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands at Choice Hotels. "We are elated to bring our brand to South Carolina and know this Cambria hotel will be the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers visiting the area."

Headquartered in Florence, SC, SpringBridge Development is a leading hospitality and commercial real estate management and development firm.

"We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Cambria hotel & suites to help develop the North Charleston property," said Jay Ham. "The site is right in our own backyard, and we can't think of a better location to meet the growing demands of travelers in the great state of South Carolina."

Designed as a business travel and leisure brand, all Cambria hotels & suites feature a larger lobby to give guests a more social atmosphere; oversized rooms with flexible spaces; and the latest technology that allows guests to stay connected while they travel.

Like all Cambria hotels & suites, the North Charleston property will feature other fine amenities such as a contemporary bistro, Social Circle™, serving a menu comprised of local specialties created by Chef Michael DeMaria; liquor, wine, beer and freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches; and a barista bar. This property will also boast a large meeting space, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness center. 

About Cambria hotels & suites

Cambria hotels & suites makes business travel easier—and more fun—than ever before. Offering modern décor, rooms that feel like an upgrade, and fresh, local cuisine at our Social Circle™ restaurant, Cambria makes every guest feel like a VIP. There are currently 25 properties open across the country and 30 under development in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visitwww.cambriahotelsandsuites.com.

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest lodging companies. With more than 6,400 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International® represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of March 31, 2016, 685 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn® and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™ brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 26 million members and counting, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from instant, every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join.  All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.

About SpringBridge Development, LLC (Developer)

SpringBridge Development, LLC is led by Grey Raines, Chris Scott and Jay Ham. SpringBridge currently has multiple projects under development across the state of South Carolina. These projects are in various stages of development from under construction to land acquisition and brand positioning. The projects are select service and extended stay properties in established and emerging markets, as well as tenant specific commercial properties.

About Raines Hospitality, Inc.: (Hotel management/operator) Raines Hospitality, Inc. is committed to developing, building and operating first class hotels and hospitality organizations to satisfy our patrons and to maximize the investments of our partners. A family led business with over 100 years of experience; Raines specializes in managing successful hotels across all major hotel brands. They work in full partnership with the owners, investors, and associates to create the best possible experience for guests. The Raines leadership team has a deep and diverse level of experience in the hospitality industry.

© 2016. Choice Hotels International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.

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