Choice Hotels International Opens 35 New Hotels in October

  • Choice Hotels
  • 11.16.09
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to grow with the announcement of 35 newly opened franchised properties during the month of October.

The openings include hotels in 17 states, including six Hawaiian properties, and five countries, adding more than 3,700 rooms to the company’s existing 485,000-plus rooms. Select properties that opened in October include:

  • Outrigger Ohana Waikiki East, an Ascend Collection hotel – Honolulu-Oahu, Hawaii:
    As one of six new Outrigger Ascend Collection hotels in Hawaii, the Ohana Waikiki East hotel features the individual charm and unique amenities of an independent boutique hotel but with all the added benefits of a large hotel company like Choice such as online reservations, rewards program and more. The smoke-free hotel offers a fitness center, outdoor pool and whirlpool/hot tub, poolside bar, restaurant, barber and beauty shop and gift shop, while its 441 guestrooms feature in-room safes, refrigerators and free high-speed Internet access. Select guestrooms also offer kitchen facilities, including microwaves and balconies.
  • Comfort Inn – Houston, Texas:
    This 100-percent smoke-free, pet-friendly hotel, which also supports green practices, features an outdoor pool and whirlpool/hot tub, free full breakfast, business center and meeting facilities. Guestrooms offer free high-speed Internet access, coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators.
  • Sleep Inn & Suites – Bogart, Ga.:
    This newly constructed hotel offers an indoor whirlpool/hot tub, business center, exercise room and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Guestrooms and suites feature flat screen/plasma TVs, coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators. Select suites also feature in-room hot tubs.
  • Comfort Hotel – Hamamatsu City, Japan:
    Located minutes from many shopping centers, retailers and restaurants, the Comfort Hotel Hamamatsu offers free continental breakfast, news stand and guest laundry facilities. Guestrooms feature free high-speed Internet access, and hair dryers.

Other Choice brand hotels that opened in October include:

- Ascend Collection:

  • Ohana Waikiki Malia – Honolulu-Oahu, Hawaii
  • Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation – Koloa-Kauai, Hawaii
  • Outrigger Aina Nalu – Lahaina-Maui, Hawaii
  • Outrigger Napili Shores – Lahaina-Maui, Hawaii
  • Outrigger Royal Kahana – Lahaina-Maui, Hawaii


- Comfort Inn & Suites and Comfort Hotel:

  • Araraquara, Brazil
  • Ardmore, Okla.
  • Byram, Miss.
  • Creswell, Ore.
  • Goussainville, France
  • Los Alamos, N.M.
  • Navasota, Texas
  • Selma, Texas

- Comfort Suites:

  • Pearland, Texas
  • Sulphur, La.

 - Quality Inn, Quality Inn & Suites and Quality Hotel

  • Fredrikstad, Norway
  • Green Valley, Ariz.
  • Burr Ridge, Ill.
  • Wichita Falls, Texas

- Clarion Inn

  • Waldorf, Md.

- Econo Lodge and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites:

  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Forbes, Australia
  • Green Bay, Wis.
  • Griffith, Australia
  • Kangaroo Point, Australia
  • Newton, Kan.
  • Saginaw, Mich.
  • Sydney, Australia

- Rodeway Inn and Rodeway Inn & Suites:

  • Hopkinsville, Ky.
  • Galena Park, Texas
  • Austin, Minn.

Other brands within the portfolio of worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels include Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel.

Choice Hotels International, Inc., franchises more than 6,000 hotels, representing more than 485,000 rooms in the United States and more than 35 other countries and territories. As of September 30, 2009, more than 700 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 59,000 rooms, and more than 100 hotels, representing approximately 9,400 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 20 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 serve guests worldwide. In addition, via its Ascend Collection membership program, travelers in the United States and the Caribbean have upscale lodging options at historic, boutique and unique hotels.

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