SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) (the "Company"), a leading and fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China, today announced that its 2017 annual general meeting of shareholders was held on December 13, 2017. During the meeting, the following proposal submitted for shareholders' approval was approved:
  1. The ordinary resolution as set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting regarding the appointment of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. as auditor of the Company.

About China Lodging Group, LimitedChina Lodging Group, Limited is a leading hotel operator and franchisor in China. As of September 30, 2017, the Company had 3,656 hotels or 372,464 rooms in operation in 375 cities. With a primary focus on economy and midscale hotel segments, China Lodging Group's brands include Hi Inn, HanTing Hotel, Elan Hotel, HanTing Plus Hotel, JI Hotel, Starway Hotel, Manxin Hotel, Joya Hotel, Orange Hotel, Orange Hotel Select, Crystal Orange Hotel, and VUE Hotel. The Company also has the rights as master franchisee for Mercure, Ibis and Ibis Styles, and co-development rights for Grand Mercure and Novotel, in Pan-China region.

The Company's business includes leased and owned, manachised and franchised models. Under the lease and ownership model, the Company directly operates hotels typically located on leased or owned properties. Under the manachise model, the Company manages manachised hotels through the on-site hotel managers it appoints and collects fees from franchisees. Under the franchise model, the Company provides training, reservation and support services to the franchised hotels and collects fees from franchisees but does not appoint on-site hotel managers. The Company applies a consistent standard and platform across all of its hotels. The Company applies a consistent standard and platform across all of its hotels. As of September 30, 2017, China Lodging Group operates 23 percent of its hotel rooms under lease and ownership model, 77 percent under manachise and franchise models.

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