Choice Hotels International Opens 113 Properties During Q2 2013
Tuesday July 30th, 2013 - 10:57AM XP
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ROCKVILLE, MD—Choice Hotels International added 113 domestic and international properties during Q2 2013.
The company opened new hotels under the new Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites prototypes. The Ascend Collection reached 100 properties in May 2013, with Q2 2013 seeing the addition of 29 new member hotels. In May 2013, Choice Hotels reached an agreement to create a joint venture with Fillmore Capital Partners, LLC to develop multiple Cambria Suites properties. 30 additions to the Cambria Suites brand were made in Q2 2013.
During Q2 2013, Choice Hotels opened hotels in 38 U.S. states and nine countries, adding more than 8,000 guestrooms total.
Some of the new properties included the 75-suite, new-build Comfort Suites & Conference Center in Worthington, MN; the re-opened and renovated Hotel Florence, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member in Florence, SC; the 21-room Carnegie Inn and Spa, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member in State College, PA; and the 69-room, new-build Sleep Inn & Suites, Moundsville, WV.
Tags: • Hospitality • Openings • Quarterly Results •
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