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China Lodging Group, Limited Announces Preliminary Hotel Operating Results for Fourth Quarter of 2012



China Lodging Group, Limited Announces Preliminary Hotel Operating Results for
Fourth Quarter of 2012

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Lodging Group,
Limited (Nasdaq:HTHT) ("China Lodging Group" or the "Company"), a leading and
fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China, today announced preliminary
hotel operating results for the fourth quarter of 2012.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company added 51 leased
("leased-and-operated") hotels and 69 net manachised
("franchised-and-managed") hotels. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had
466 leased hotels, 515 manachised hotels, and 54 franchised Starway hotels in
operation. In the fourth quarter of 2012, excluding franchised Starway hotels,
the blended RevPAR came in at RMB162, compared with RMB167 in the same quarter
of 2011. For the hotels in operation for at least 18 months, excluding
franchised Starway hotels, the RevPAR was RMB179, representing a 2% same-hotel
RevPAR increase year-over-year, with a 1% increase in ADR and a 1% increase in
occupancy.

Branding Update

In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company changed its Chinese name from
HanTing to Hua Zhu, demonstrating the Company's ambition to grow from an
economy hotel chain to a multi-brand hotel group. China Lodging Group now has
five hotel brands, namely, Joya Hotel, Ji Hotel (previously Seasons Hotel),
Starway Hotel, HanTing Hotel, and Hi Hotel (Previously Hi Inn).

Mr Qi Ji, founder, executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the
Company, commented, "We added 120 net new hotels in the fourth quarter and 396
net new hotels in 2012, exceeding our full year expansion plan. In addition to
our strong operating results, we continued to enrich our brand portfolio to
target a wider spectrum of customers with fast-growing and diversified travel
demand."

About China Lodging Group, Limited

China Lodging Group, Limited is a leading and fast-growing multi-brand hotel
group in China. The Company provides business and leisure travelers with
high-quality, and conveniently-located hotel products under five brands,
namely, Joya Hotel, Ji Hotel, Starway Hotel, HanTing Hotel, and Hi Hotel. For
more information, please visit the Company's website: http://ir.htinns.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: The information in this release contains forward-looking statements
which involve risks and uncertainties.Such factors and risks include our
anticipated growth strategies; our future results of operations and financial
condition; the economic conditions of China; the regulatory environment in
China; our ability to attract customers and leverage our brand; trends and
competition in the lodging industry; the expected growth of the lodging market
in China; and other factors and risks detailed in our filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Any statements contained herein that are
not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking
statements, which may be identified by terminology such as "may," "should,"
"will," "expect," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate,"
"predict," "potential," "forecast," "project," or "continue," the negative of
such terms or other comparable terminology. Readers should not rely on
forward-looking statements as predictions of future events or results. The
Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise, unless required by applicable law.

                           China Lodging Group, Limited
Operating Data                                                   
                           As of 
                           December 31,       September 30,     December 31,
                           2011               2012              2012
Total hotels in operation:  639                938               1,035
Leased hotels               344                415               466
Manachised hotels           295                446               515
Franchised hotels*          --                 77                54
Total hotel rooms in        71,621             103,322           113,650
operation
Leased hotels               40,514             48,857            54,814
Manachised hotels           31,107             46,296            53,261
Franchised hotels*          --                 8,169             5,575
Number of cities            100                149               171
                                                                 
* refers to franchised                                           
Starway hotels
                                                                 
                           For the quarter ended
                           December 31,       September 30,     December 31,
                           2011               2012              2012
Occupancy rate (as a                                             
percentage)
Leased hotels              92%                97%               92%
Manachised hotels          95%                98%               92%
Blended                    93%                97%               92%
Average daily room rate                                          
(in RMB)
Leased hotels              184                188               182
Manachised hotels          173                177               170
Blended                    179                183               176
RevPAR (in RMB)                                                  
Leased hotels              170                183               167
Manachised hotels          164                173               157
Blended                    167                178               162
                                                                 
                                                                 
Like-for-like performance for leased and manachised hotels opened for at least
18 months during the current quarter
                                                                 
                           As of and for the quarter ended       
                           December 31,                          
                           2011               2012               
Total                       508                508               
Leased hotels               278                278               
Manachised hotels           230                230               
Total                       59,313             59,313            
Leased hotels               34,431             34,431            
Manachised hotels           24,882             24,882            
Occupancy rate (as a       96%                97%                
percentage)
Average daily rate (in     182                185                
RMB)
RevPAR (in RMB)            175                179                

CONTACT: Ida Yu
         Investor Relations Manager
         Tel: 86 (21) 6195 9561
         Email: ir@htinns.com
         http://ir.htinns.com
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