Choice Hotels International Scores a Perfect 100 in Human Rights Campaign's
Corporate Equality Index for Third Consecutive Year
ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 9, 2013
ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec.9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Choice Hotels International
(NYSE: CHH) is pleased to announce it scored a perfect 100 as part of Human
Rights Campaign's (HRC) Corporate Equality Index—an annual report from HRC
ranking companies on their LGBT-friendly practices and policies. This rank has
earned Choice Hotels the distinction of being one of HRC's "Best Places to
Work for LGBT Equality."
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"Choice Hotels provides an inclusive environment for all of our associates.
For three years in a row we have scored a perfect 100 in this index," said
Steve Joyce, president and CEO of Choice Hotels. "Diversity and inclusion are
important to growing our business. We want the best and the brightest working
for Choice Hotels. Ensuring that we adhere to inclusionary practices means
that we can find the best talent out there, which ultimately makes us a better
The 2014 CEI chronicles the remarkable advances that have taken place on
behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality in the workplace
since 2002. In its first year, only 13 businesses received a top 100 percent
score. This year, Choice Hotels is among 300 other corporations, across
industries, geographies, and size that will receive a 100 percent score.
As part of the CEI, Choice Hotels was rated on 40 specific policies and
practices, 32 of which are new or more demanding this year. To achieve a
perfect score and the coveted distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBT
Equality," Choice Hotels had to have fully-inclusive equal employment
opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, demonstrate
organizational LGBT competency, evidence its commitment to equality publicly
and exercise responsible citizenship.
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By
inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination
against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness
and equality for all.
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.
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, and Ascend
Hotel Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels
© 2013 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.
SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.
Contact: Scott Carman, 301-592-6361, firstname.lastname@example.org
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