China Lodging Group, Limited Announces Preliminary Hotel Operating Results for First Quarter of 2013

China Lodging Group, Limited Announces Preliminary Hotel Operating Results for
First Quarter of 2013

SHANGHAI, China, April 15, 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 first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Hotel Development

                  Number of hotels in         Number of rooms in operation
                   operation
                  Net added in Q1 As of March Net added in Q1 As of March 31,
                   2013            31, 2013    2013            2013
Leased hotels      19              484        2,084          56,778
Manachised hotels  70              586        6,685          60,066
Franchised hotels* (19)           35         (1,859)        3,716
Total              70              1,105      6,910          120,560
* refers to franchised Starway hotels

                 Number of hotels in pipeline
                  as of March 31, 2013
Leased hotels     76
Manachised hotels 322
Total             398
                 

Operating metrics

                                For the quarter ended
                                March 31, December 31, March 31,
                                2012      2012         2013
Occupancy rate (as a percentage)                      
Leased hotels                    90%       92%          85%
Manachised hotels                92%       92%          88%
Blended                          91%       92%          87%
Average daily room rate (in RMB)                      
Leased hotels                    176       182          178
Manachised hotels                166       170          167
Blended                          172       176          172
RevPAR (in RMB)                                       
Leased hotels                    158       167          152
Manachised hotels                153       157          146
Blended                          156       162          149
                                                     

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
                                     March 31,
                                     2012                 2013
Total                                570                 570
Leased hotels                         308                 308
Manachised hotels                     262                 262
Total                                 65,910              65,910
Leased hotels                         37,676              37,676
Manachised hotels                     28,234              28,234
Occupancy rate (as a percentage)      94%                  92%
Average daily rate (in RMB)           174                  179
RevPAR (in RMB)                       163                  165
                                                         

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 Inn. 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.

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