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Choice Hotels International Receives Twenty Three Travelers' Choice Awards From TripAdvisor

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.

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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.
  • The Clarion Collection Tapto hotel is located in a fashionable neighborhood in central Stockholm among a wide selection of stylish shops and trendy restaurants, and near the city's main attractions such as Stockholm Stadium and the Junibacken and Vasa Museums. In addition to the modern yet informal atmosphere and personal and attentive service, guests are also encouraged to use the newly renovated relaxation and wellness area featuring steam and dry saunas and a mini gym. The hotel is environmentally certified, focusing on recycling and reduced energy consumption.
  • As one of the most complete spa resorts on Roatan, the Clarion Suites Roatan hotel at Pineapple Villlas in French Harbour, Honduras, provides guests with an array of options to relax, such as the steam baths, hot tubs and four tropical pools. Additionally, there is a full beauty salon, complete fitness facility and world-class La Pina Spa on site along with restaurants and sports bar options. The accommodations are centrally located to the island, allowing easy access to an array of tropical activities and events beyond the walls of the Villas.
  • The Comfort Suites hotel in Bay City is situated just minutes from the Bay City Civic Center and near White Stallion, South Texas Project and Galveston Island, providing business and leisure travel centralized accommodations near an array of shops, businesses and local restaurants. Guest rooms are outfitted with premium bedding, flat-screen televisions and recharging stations, and each morning visitors can enjoy an array of hot and delicious breakfast options such as eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and a variety of hot waffle flavor options.
  • The Quality Hotel & Leisure Center Youghal property in Youghal, Ireland, boasts modern and spacious accommodations including Family, Double and Triple bedrooms. Located in beautiful East Cork, the hotel provides activities for all ages, including a supervised Kids Camp with a range of fun activities including swimming, arts & crafts, soccer and beach activities. For older guests, the Club Vitae Health & Fitness Club & Spa offers four treatment rooms where guests can relax or enjoy a range of beauty treatments while enjoying breathtaking views of Youghal Bay.

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.

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