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 •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.