Choice Hotels Opens First Sleep Inn With New Prototype

GALION, OH—Choice Hotels International Inc. has opened the first Sleep Inn hotel to feature the brand’s recently evolved interior and exterior design, opening nine months after the prototype was revealed. The new-build, 62-room Sleep Inn & Suites is located here at 6698 Brandt Rd., off U.S. Route 30.

Choice Hotels signed 51 new Sleep Inn agreements in 2016, pushing the overall Sleep Inn pipeline to more than 100 locations. This pipeline includes a dual-brand concept with the extended-stay brand MainStay Suites.

“The immediate adoption of this new Sleep Inn prototype speaks to the strength and positive momentum of the Sleep Inn brand,” said Brian Quinn, VP of franchise development for Choice Hotels. “Sleep Inn is a leader in its segment in both key operating metrics and development activity. While other companies are trying to penetrate the midscale market, Choice’s Sleep Inn brand has an established presence with nearly 500 hotels open and under development across North America.”

Guestrooms have flat-screen TVs, spa-like baths, including frameless glass showers and free-standing vanities. There is also a fitness center, indoor pool, business center and free, 24-hour shuttle van service. Amenities include the Sleep Inn Morning Medley hot breakfast buffet, free internet and newspapers.