Choice Hotels 2007 Inn Of The Year Winners

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) today announced that 14 properties have received honors as the 2007 Inn of the Year award winning hotels. The awards were announced at the company's 53rd annual convention in Orlando, Florida. From South Dakota to Florida to Colorado to Tennessee - and from Brazil to Japan to Mexico to Norway - this year's winners represent the 'best of the best' in the areas of guest satisfaction and brand performance in a worldwide system of over 5,400 hotels. "This year's winning hotels exemplify the definition of hospitality - the friendly reception and warm and generous treatment of guests," said Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr., vice chairman and chief executive officer of Choice Hotels. "These hotels provide exceptional service to their guests, and guests that stay at these properties are among the most satisfied in the Choice system. I commend the owners, general managers and employees at these hotels for their ongoing commitment to guest service." Commitment to guest satisfaction and operational excellence are key focal points for Choice. Across all of its brands, Choice is investing in programs that can help improve guest service at the property level and potentially enhance service consistency at all hotels. This year's winning hotels were selected by reviewing properties' guest satisfaction scores, which are calculated using surveys emailed to guests within 48-72 hours of checkout, as well as Quality Assurance Review scores. This year's Inn of the Year award winners all ranked as one of the top five hotels within their brand. Choice Hotels International franchises more than 5,400 hotels, representing more than 440,000 rooms, in the United States and 39 countries and territories. As of March 31, 2007, 833 hotels are under development in the United States, representing 64,078 rooms, and an additional 70 hotels, representing 6,463 rooms, are under development in more than 15 countries and territories. The company's Cambria Suites, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel brands serve guests worldwide. Additional corporate information may be found on Choice Hotels' Internet site, which may be accessed at choicehotels.com. Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Cambria Suites, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International. NOTE TO EDITORS: Photos of all Inn of the Year winners are available upon request. Please contact Heather Soule, [email protected] or +1-301-628-4361, for photos. Media Contact: David Peikin Choice Hotels International Tel: (301) 592-6361 Fax: (301) 592-6177 [email protected] 2007 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.

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