Lopez signs for Cambria portfolio

13th Feb 2008

Choice Hotels International and Suenos Hospitality of Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma have announced the execution of a development agreement
under which Suenos will execute at least five franchise agreements for
Cambria Suites hotels by December 1, 2009.The first two franchise
contracts under this agreement have been executed for Cambria Suites hotels
in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Glendale, Arizona. Suenos Hospitality, LLC
is headed by John Lopez, a distinguished member of the Hispanic business
community and the Chairman of the Board of Lopez Foods, one of the nation’s
largest Hispanic- owned businesses.

“As a lifelong entrepreneur, I’m very excited about focusing my
energies on my latest endeavor - hotel ownership,” said Lopez. “In building
Cambria Suites hotels, as with my other businesses, I am committed to
serving the communities in which I operate. I look forward to working with
Choice Hotels and its Cambria Suites brand team to bring this fresh new
alternative in lodging to Oklahoma City, Glendale and a number of other

  Cambria Suites hotels are designed for guests who want to take their
lifestyle with them when traveling. Hotels feature a stylish design with
guest suites that are 25 percent larger than standard hotel rooms. As of
September 30, 2007, 59 Cambria Suites hotels were under contract in 26
states nationwide and in Canada.

  “We are very honored that one of the nation’s most respected Hispanic
businessmen, John Lopez, will be developing Cambria Suites hotels,” said
William Edmundson, brand president, Cambria Suites. “New Cambria Suites
hotels will soon be coming to Oklahoma City and Glendale for travelers that
want to stay at a hotel that reflects their lifestyle and features the
latest in design, technology and amenities.”

  “John Lopez’s passion, experience and dedication to service will be
tremendous assets as a Cambria Suites owner,” added Brad LeBlanc, vice
president of franchise sales for Cambria Suites. “I’m confident that Suenos
Hospitality will be exactly the type of owner we are looking for as we
build this exciting new brand.”


  All Cambria Suites hotels offer the latest in technology, from a large-
screen television in the open, airy two-story lobby to two flat-screen LCD
televisions, CD/DVD player, and MP3 jacks in the guest suites and
complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the

  “As we continue to diversify our ownership base, we are thrilled that
John Lopez has joined the ranks of prominent Hispanic entrepreneurs who are
franchising Choice-brand hotels,” said Raul Fuentes, emerging markets
director, Choice Hotels.


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