Comfort Inn Brand Receives Business Travel Award From Entrepreneur Magazine

The Comfort Inn brand, the largest of eight hotel brands franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH), was selected as a winner of Entrepreneur Magazine`s 9th Annual Business Travel Awards, announced in the magazine`s April 2002 issue. Comfort Inn was named the “best low-priced hotel value.”

According to Entrepreneur, its list of annual business travel awards is a subjective list of suppliers that have been found to consistently offer affordable options to value- conscious business travelers. “We`ve come up with a list of suppliers we feel offer entrepreneurs the best bang for their travel bucks in 2002,” Entrepreneur authors Christopher Elliott and Christopher McGinnis wrote.

“What`s best about a Comfort Inn is the value you`ll find when paying its low average rate of $64 per night,” stated the Entrepreneur writers. “In addition to a clean and modern room, Comfort Inns offer a free continental breakfast, a 25-inch television and a guest satisfaction guarantee.”

With more than 1,300 locations worldwide, Comfort Inns offer a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, complimentary USA TODAY newspaper, free local telephone calls and 100 percent guest satisfaction guarantee.

Discounts are available when booked in advance for seniors, government and military personnel, American Automobile Association members, business travelers and groups.


Comfort brand hotels participate in Choice Privileges, Choice`s frequent traveler program, through which guests may qualify for points toward free lodging and gift certificates when staying at U.S. Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion and Sleep Inn hotels. Guests of Comfort brand hotels may also choose to earn airlines miles with participating airlines.

Choice Hotels International has more than 5,000 hotels in 43 countries operating under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites brand names. To make a reservation at a Comfort Inn hotel, call 1-800-4CHOICE or visit Choice`s website at