Choice Hotels Promotes Patrick Pacious to Chief Operating Officer

      Choice Hotels Promotes Patrick Pacious to Chief Operating Officer

PR Newswire

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 20, 2013

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Choice
Hotels International, Inc., (NYSE:CHH) today announced the promotion
ofPatrick Paciousto chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2014. In
this role, he will be responsible for global operations, identifying and
leading growth initiatives through oversight of the strategic planning
process, executing the company's global distribution strategy, brand
management, marketing and harnessing information technology and data analytics
to maximize business performance.


An officer and member of the executive team of Choice Hotels, Mr. Pacious
continues to report to Choice Hotels President and CEOStephen P. Joyce.

"Pat has been amajor driver of Choice Hotels' success and growth,"
saidStephen P. Joyce. "He has had a significant role driving profitable
growth and performance company-wide, as well as ensuring that Choice remains
on the leading edge of technology.Most importantly, Pat's advice to me over
the last several years has impacted the strategic direction of Choice

Mr. Pacious joined Choice Hotels in 2005 and has held roles of increasing
responsibility and oversight particularly in the areas of strategic planning,
technology, innovation and growth. He currently serves as the executive vice
president, global strategy and operations, with lead responsibility for the
company's corporate strategy and development, global reservations delivery,
information technology, loyalty and promotions, franchise services, and
international operations.Mr. Pacious' promotion to chief operating officer
recognizes his key value and contribution to the organization.

Before joining Choice Hotels, Mr. Pacious held senior positions with
BearingPoint and Arthur Andersen, where he worked directly with senior
executives and boards of directors at a variety of key clients, including
Choice Hotels International and other major hotel companies.As a result of
his expertise and global business experience, he has provided testimony before
the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on performance
management and privatization issues.

Mr. Pacious earned his master's degree in business administration from the
Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern Universityand his
bachelor's degree fromDuke University.He served inthe United StatesNavy
from 1987 to 1993, achieving the rank of lieutenant.

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc.franchises more than 6,300 hotels,
representing more than 500,000 rooms, inthe United Statesand more than 30
other countries and territories. As ofSeptember 30, 2013, 371 hotels,
representing more than 29,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting
conversion or approved for development inthe 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'sComfort Inn, Comfort Suites,
Quality,Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites,Suburban
Extended Stay Hotel,Econo Lodgeand Rodeway Inn brands, as well as itsAscend
Hotel Collectionmembership program, serve guests worldwide. All hotels are
independently owned and operated.

Choice Hotels International offers the Choice Privileges rewards program. With
nearly 18 million members worldwide, it 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

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, and Ascend Hotel
Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels
International, Inc.

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

SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.

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