Choice Hotels International Opens 107 Hotels in Q3 2013

           Choice Hotels International Opens 107 Hotels in Q3 2013

PR Newswire

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 4, 2013

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Choice Hotels International, Inc.
(NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, added 107 properties
globally during the third quarter of 2013. Additionally, the company
experienced robust franchise sales activity in US, executing a total of 129
new domestic franchise agreements during the third quarter of 2013, a
45-percent increase over the same period last year.

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Hotel openings this quarter included properties in 36 U.S. states and 11
countries. This development activity adds more than 9,700 guestrooms to the
company's existing rooms, which now stand at more than half a million. The
Choice Hotels International portfolio of franchised hotels offers leisure and
business travelers a full spectrum of options from economy to upscale hotels
and resorts.

Development for Choice Hotels International's iconic Comfort family of brands
continues to grow. The third quarter witnessed more hotels opening with the
new generation "Truly Yours" design for both the Comfort Inn and Comfort
Suites brands. These prototypes for the Comfort brands were created in
collaboration with Gensler, a leading architecture, design and strategy firm
with world-renowned brand and hospitality practices. The overall new aesthetic
is contemporary while still maintaining the Comfort brand's signature warm and
inviting look and feel.

Interest in the brand has been strong, particularly since the roll-out of the
Comfort Re-Imagined brand improvement program. At its annual convention in
May, Choice Hotels International announced that it would commit $40 million in
incentives to the Comfort brands' landmark property improvement incentive
program, which is intended to accelerate and expand re-investment in the core
system. Licensees have expressed a high level of enthusiasm for this program,
as evidenced by the several hundred incentive applications received during
this past quarter.

"Choice's flagship Comfort brands have a tradition of success and continue to
perform. This quarter, with our Comfort Re-Imagined brand improvement program
gaining momentum, we experienced significant development activity for both
Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites," said David Pepper, senior vice president of
global development for Choice Hotels International. "That solid foundation
allows Choice Hotels to continue to advance into the upscale tier and more
international markets through the strategic growth of our emerging Cambria
Suites brand and the rapid expansion of Ascend Hotel Collection."

Ascend Hotel Collection, Choice's fast growing portfolio of independent
upscale hotels and resorts, continues to gain prominence as it expands into
more key destinations. Ascend Hotel Collection properties can now be found
throughout the world in North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Central America,
and Australia. During the third quarter of 2013, the first Ascend property
opened in Ireland, the gibson hotel in Dublin; and the Collection added
another property in Australia, The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel in Sydney.

Choice Hotels International's emerging, all new-construction upscale brand,
Cambria Suites, continues its strategic expansion into major markets. During
the third quarter of 2013, the brand celebrated a groundbreaking event for the
Cambria Suites Phoenix-Desert Ridge in Arizona. Desert Ridge is one of
Arizona's largest master planned communities. Cambria Suites Phoenix-Desert
Ridge will also serve as home to the brand's national training kitchen for its
on-property restaurants, called Reflect, and its new innovative business
catering concept, which was also unveiled during the third quarter of 2013.

Select properties that opened during this year's third quarter include:

Comfort Suites Fargo, N.D. – This 82-suite, new construction hotel is among
the first new generation prototype Comfort-branded hotels to showcase the
brand's new, more contemporary look and feel. The Comfort Suites Fargo, North
Dakota is conveniently located off Interstate 94 in the heart of the rapidly
growing south side of Fargo. Guests have easy access to West Acres Shopping
Center, Scheels Arena and Red River Zoo. This Fargo, ND hotel is also
convenient to the Fargodome, The Children's Museum at Yunker Farms, the Roger
Maris Museum and the new Sanford Health Medical Center, a $500 million, 371
bed state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open in 2016. This property offers
guests free services and amenities, which include hot breakfast, a daily
newspaper, and wireless high speed internet access. The Comfort Suites Fargo,
North Dakota also features a heated indoor pool, plenty of free parking, state
of the art fitness center, and a 24/7 business center with access to printing,
faxing and copying services. All guest rooms include a microwave and a
refrigerator. Some suites include a pull-out sofa.

Sleep Inn & Suites, Hennessey, Okla. – This 50-room hotel is conveniently
located near the Roy Cashion Monument Chisholm Trail, Memorial Park and Turkey
Creek Golf Course. Newly constructed, this property showcases the brand's
simply stylish Designed to Dream design concept, which was also developed in
collaboration with leading architecture, design and strategy firm with
world-renowned brand and hospitality practices, Gensler. Designed to Dream
offers guests a welcoming and restful environment with warm colors, fresh
graphics and soothing nature-oriented art. At the Sleep Inn & Suites
Hennessey, Oklahoma, travelers can expect a relaxing stay as well as the
following free services and amenities: hot breakfast, wireless high-speed
Internet access, daily newspaper and fitness center. Meeting space can
accommodate groups of up to 20 people.

Plantation on Crystal River, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Crystal River,
Fl. –
Located waterfront on the Crystal River, the 196-room Plantation is widely
known for offering guests the rare experience of swimming with manatees in
their natural habitat as the only location in North America where humans can
legally interact in the wild with the endangered animals. In addition to the
natural springs of King's Bay and more than 25,000 surface acres of pristine
lakes, rivers, wildlife refuges and state parks, the Plantation offers a
number of exceptional amenities, including an Aveda spa; three dining outlets;
waterfront pool; The Adventure Center and Dive Shop with boat and kayak
rental, snorkel tours, scalloping adventures and manatee encounters; an
18-hole championship golf course and 9-hole lagoon course; and more than
12,000 square feet of newly-renovated flexible event space.

the gibson, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Dublin, Ireland
Located in Dublin's new cultural hub, the gibson hotel is a short stroll along
the Liffey River to the city center. The 252-room property features
cutting-edge design, high energy ambiance and guest comfort. Visitors to the
hotel can enjoy a destination restaurant and bar; state-of-the-art gym;
relaxation areas; courtyards; business center; and extensive square feet of
meeting space with sweeping views of the Dublin cityscape.

Spanning two floors, the conference area has nine contemporary meeting rooms
accommodating up to 300 people and is equipped with free Wi-Fi and the latest
audio-visual technology. Also part of the gibson hotel experience: a
relaxation area with sauna and steam room; Japanese copper baths on the
terrace with mountain vistas; and courtyards, with towering bamboos and water
features. Guests can enjoy a Zen-like atmosphere in the heart of the bustling
city. Guestrooms feature custom furnishings, a soothing neutral color palette,
plush beds and natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Many rooms include
private balconies with stunning views of tranquil interior courtyards or the
Dublin skyline.

Choice Hotels also introduced the following hotels during the third quarter of
2013:

DOMESTIC
Ascend Resort Collection and Ascend Hotel Collection

Hotel Name                                   City          Country/State Rooms
Plantation on Crystal River, an Ascend Hotel Crystal River FL            196
Collection Member
Black Swan Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection   Lee           MA            52
Member
La Posada Lodge & Casitas, an Ascend Hotel   Tucson        AZ            72
Collection Member
Bluegreen Vacations Shenandoah Crossing, an  Gordonsville  VA            154
Ascend Resort Collection Member

Comfort Inn and Comfort Inn & Suites

Hotel Name           City           Country/State Rooms
Comfort Inn          Yorktown       VA            44
Comfort Inn          Appalachian    NY            52
Comfort Inn & Suites Raphine        VA            86
Comfort Inn          Joliet         IL            68
Comfort Inn          Mount Airy     NC            55
Comfort Inn & Suites Donna          TX            55
Comfort Inn & Suites Hutchinson     KS            69
Comfort Inn & Suites Somerset       NJ            109
Comfort Inn & Suites Virginia Beach VA            67
Comfort Inn          Pittston       PA            99
Comfort Inn & Suites Waterloo       IA            57

Comfort Suites

Hotel Name     City        Country/State Rooms
Comfort Suites Bozeman     MT            80
Comfort Suites Fargo       ND            82
Comfort Suites Gainesville TX            72
Comfort Suites Minot       ND            88
Comfort Suites Albuquerque NM            69
Comfort Suites Gonzales    LA            77

Sleep Inn & Suites

Hotel Name         City      Country/State Rooms
Sleep Inn & Suites Hennessey OK            50

Clarion

Hotel Name                          City        Country/State Rooms
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Ronkonkoma  NY            289
Clarion Hotel and Suites            Greenville  SC            153
Clarion Hotel Airport               Saint Louis MO            160
Clarion Hotel Campus Area           Eau Claire  WI            137
Clarion Hotel                       Amarillo    TX            236
Clarion Hotel                       Desoto      TX            149

Econo Lodge and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

Hotel Name                                City             Country/State Rooms
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites                  Moore            OK            57
Econo Lodge                               Sturbridge       MA            52
Econo Lodge                               Breezewood       PA            90
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites                  Jackson          TN            89
Econo Lodge                               Pilot Mountain   NC            56
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites                  Groton           CT            45
Econo Lodge Conference Center             Allentown        PA            283
Econo Lodge                               Shelbyville      IN            50
Econo Lodge Central                       Midland          MI            73
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Florida     Orlando          FL            170
Mall
Econo Lodge                               DeFuniak Springs FL            48
Econo Lodge                               Summersville     WV            57
Econo Lodge                               Estes Park       CO            42
Econo Lodge                               Ormond Beach     FL            120
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites                  Valentine        NE            72
Econo Lodge                               Lima             OH            55

Quality Inn and Quality Inn & Suites

Hotel Name                                  City           Country/State Rooms
Quality Inn                                 Kinder         LA            62
Quality Inn                                 Hazard         KY            76
Quality Inn & Suites Airport                Greenville     SC            140
Quality Inn & Suites                        Jasper         TN            73
Quality Inn                                 Alexander City AL            42
Quality Inn                                 Deming         NM            116
Quality Inn & Suites                        Middletown     RI            112
Quality Inn & Suites                        Novi           MI            82
Quality Inn                                 Dallas         TX            101
Quality Inn                                 Dothan         AL            80
Quality Inn & Suites                        Albuquerque    NM            168
Quality Inn                                 Albany         GA            82
Quality Inn & Suites                        Lincoln        NE            70
Quality Inn                                 Parker         AZ            40
Quality Inn                                 Bartlesville   OK            106
Quality Inn                                 Vincennes      IN            58
Quality Inn & Suites                        Port Arthur    TX            61
Quality Inn                                 Marlborough    MA            65
Quality Inn & Suites Worlds of Fun South    Kansas City    MO            134
Quality Inn & Suites                        Harvey         IL            73
Quality Inn & Suites Decatur - Atlanta East Decatur        GA            63
Quality Inn & Suites                        Goshen         IN            91
Quality Suites                              Blue Ash       OH            50
Quality Inn                                 Madison        AL            80
Quality Inn & Suites Eagle Pass             Eagle Pass     TX            40
Quality Inn                                 Golden         CO            63
Quality Inn                                 Havelock       NC            94
Quality Inn                                 Hillsboro      TX            53

Rodeway Inn and Rodeway Inn & Suites

Hotel Name                             City          Country/State Rooms
Rodeway Inn                            Santa Rosa    NM            30
Rodeway Inn                            Montgomery    AL            40
Rodeway Inn & Suites O'Hare South      Franklin Park IL            56
Rodeway Inn                            Paradise      PA            25
Rodeway Inn                            Allentown     PA            44
Rodeway Inn Emerald Forest of Trinidad Trinidad      CA            20
Rodeway Inn                            Savannah      GA            45
Rodeway Inn                            Cheyenne      WY            30
Rodeway Inn & Suites                   Hershey       PA            32
Rodeway Inn & Suites                   Carmel        IN            75
Rodeway Inn                            Moberly       MO            63
Rodeway Inn                            Knoxville     TN            55
Rodeway Inn                            Hot Springs   AR            50
Rodeway Inn East                       Albuquerque   NM            60

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel

Hotel Name                   City        Country/State Rooms
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Triadelphia WV            120

INTERNATIONAL
Ascend Hotel Collection

the gibson hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member  Dublin City Ireland   252
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel          Sydney      Australia 82
Collection Member

Clarion

Clarion Collection Hotel Winchester Royal Winchester United Kingdom 81
Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc            Olomouc    Czech Republic 126
Clarion Hotel Chennai                     Chennai    India          100
Clarion Hotel Amaranten                   Stockholm  Sweden         457

Quality

Hotel Name                        City            Country/State  Rooms
Quality Hotel                     Drumheller      Canada         100
Quality Hotel Ambassador          Hamilton        New Zealand    51
Quality Hotel Friends             Solna/Stockholm Sweden         399
Quality Hotel Huludao             Huludao         China          102
Quality Hotel Wolverhampton       Wolverhampton   United Kingdom 60
Quality Inn                       Southampton     Canada         52
Quality Inn                       Barrie          Canada         96
Quality Suites D'Olive Receptions Point Cook      Australia      38

Comfort

Hotel Name                         City                  Country/State Rooms
Comfort Hotel Paris Est Saint-Maur Saint-Maur-Des-Fosses France        75
Comfort Inn & Suites               Fox Creek             Canada        85

Econo Lodge

Hotel Name                                      City       Country/State Rooms
Hotel Skt. Petri, an Ascend Hotel Collection    Copenhagan Denmark       268
Member
Econo Lodge Portland                            Portland   Australia     15

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press releaseconstitute forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Generally, our use of words such as "expect," "estimate," "believe,"
"anticipate," "will," "forecast," "plan"," project," "assume" or similar words
of futurity identify such forward-looking statements. Theseforward-looking
statements are based on management's current beliefs, assumptions and
expectations regarding future events, which in turn are based on information
currently available to management. Such statements may relate to
projectionsof the company's revenue, earnings and other financial and
operational measures, company debt levels, ability to repay outstanding
indebtedness, payment of dividends, and future operations, among other
matters. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any such
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee
future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and
other factors.

Several factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements of the
company to differ materially from those expressed in or contemplated by the
forward-looking statements.Such risks include, but are not limited to,
changes to general, domestic and foreign economic conditions; operating risks
common in the lodging and franchising industries; changes to the desirability
of our brands as viewed by hotel operators and customers; changes to the terms
or termination of our contracts with franchisees; our ability to keep pace
with improvements in technology utilized for reservations systems and other
operating systems; fluctuations in the supply and demand for hotels rooms;
andour ability to manage effectively our indebtedness. These and other risk
factors are discussed in detail in the Risk Factors section of the company's
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission on February 28, 2013 and our quarterly reports filed on
Form 10-Q.We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

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 30
other countries and territories. As of September 30, 2013, 371 hotels,
representing more than 29,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting
conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 84
hotels, representing approximately 7,200 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 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. All hotels are
independently owned and operated.

SkyTouch Technology is an initiative of Choice Hotels International, Inc. that
develops and markets cloud-based technology products to help industry-wide
hoteliers improve their efficiency and profitability.

Choice Hotels International offers the Choice Privileges rewards program. With
more than 18 million members worldwide, is one of the fastest growing hotel
loyalty programs in the travel industry.

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 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.

©2013 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Website: http://www.choicehotels.com
Contact: Sarah Lee, Choice Hotels: 301-628-4397, sarah_lee@choicehotels.com
 
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