Choice Hotels Names Janis Cannon SVP of Upscale Brands

ROCKVILLE, MD—Choice Hotels International, Inc. has appointed Janis Cannon to SVP, upscale brands at Choice Hotels. With more than 25 years of experience, Cannon will lead the growth strategy for Cambria Hotels & Suites and the Ascend Hotel Collection.

According to the company, it will look to Cannon to help drive its upscale urban market development strategy.

“This is an exciting time for our upscale segment, and there are no limits to the opportunities for this portfolio under Janis’ leadership,” said Pat Pacious, COO, Choice Hotels. “We look forward to having Janis join the Choice family as we continue to build on the achievements of Cambria Hotels & Suites and the Ascend Hotel Collection.”

Cannon comes to Choice from IHG, where she served as VP and global brand leader for the company’s upscale portfolio developing and launching global brands and repositioning the company’s largest upscale full-service brand.