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SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.
12th Annual Global Awards Announces World's Best Accommodations
ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, today was honored with an outstanding 23 Travelers' Choice awards from TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, recognizing the world's most outstanding properties of 2014.
Ranging from limited to full-service hotels in the economy, mid-scale and upscale segments, Choice-branded hotels provide business and leisure travelers with a range of high-value lodging options worldwide. TripAdvisor recognized a number of Choice hotels across ten different countries, including Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Lithuania and the United States.
"We are thrilled and honored to have 23 of our properties recognized among the world's most outstanding hotels by those who matter most – the travelers who experience them," said Steve Joyce, president and chief executive officer for Choice Hotels International. "From our convenient, high-end accommodations to the friendly service and array of amenities, our franchisees work tirelessly to ensure that every guest is provided the best stay possible, and these accolades prove that their efforts exceed visitor expectations."
A Selection of Award-Winning Choice Properties
Among the properties awarded by TripAdvisor were the Clarion Collection Tapto hotel in Stockholm, Sweden; The Clarion Suites Roatan hotel at Pineapple Villas in French Harbour, Honduras; the Comfort Suites hotel in Bay City, Texas and the Quality Hotel & Leisure Center Youghal property in Youghal, Ireland.
Travelers' Choice award winners were selected based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the world. In total, 7,123 properties were awarded worldwide. Italy featured the most unique hotel winners with 152, the U.K. had 145 properties recognized and the U.S. and France each featured 144 award winners in 2014.
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 19 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 are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International Inc.
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