Comfort Suites Opens In Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (July 11, 2002) -The public and media are invited to attend the grand opening for the new Comfort Suites Historic District, located at 630 West Bay St. on Tuesday, July 16 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Mayor Floyd Adams will participate in the ribbon cutting. Other prominent political and business leaders are expected to attend. Festivities will include a reception featuring the music of the Ben Tucker Trio, hors d`oeuvres, refreshments, door prizes and hotel tours.

The three-story hotel, owned and operated by Jay Laxmi, Inc. of Port Wentworth, Ga., features 76 spacious suites with king- or queen-size beds and Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses. All suites are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pullout sofa bed, 27-inch remote-control cable television, large work desk with ergonomic chair, two two-line speaker phones with data port and voice mail. Some suites also feature a whirlpool tub. Two executive suites have a separate bedroom. Handicapped and non-smoking rooms also are available.

Hotel features include a heated indoor pool and spa; a meeting room that can accommodate up to 16 people; business center equipped with a computer and high-speed internet access, copier, printer and facsimile machine; exercise facility; guest laundry and valet cleaning services.

Guests of the Comfort Suites hotel receive a deluxe continental breakfast consisting of hot and cold cereals, pastries, coffee cake, bagels, english muffins, assorted breads and mini muffins, fresh fruit and compote, yogurt, juice and coffee, tea and milk. Guests also receive a free USA TODAY newspaper, free local and toll-free telephone calls and 100 percent guest satisfaction guarantee.

Rooms are moderately priced. Children, ages 18 and under, stay free when accompanied by an adult.


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

The Comfort Suites hotel is within walking distance of Savannah`s historic district, River Street, City Market and the International Trade Center. The hotel is conveniently located with easy access to the airport, ports and corporate parks. Golf courses and shopping malls are nearby. Other nearby attractions include Tybee Beach (17 miles), Mighty Eight Airforce Museum (15 miles) and Hilton Head Island (30 miles). The Comfort Suites hotel participates in Choice Privileges, Choice`s frequent-traveler program where guests can earn points toward free stays and gift certificates when staying at U.S. Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion and Sleep Inn brand hotels.

Guests of Choice brand hotels may also choose to earn airline miles through the mileage programs of participating airlines (American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta Air Lines SkyMiles, Northwest Airlines WorldPerks and US Airways Dividend Miles.)

Through August 31, 2002, members of American Airlines travel awards program, AAdvantage®, will receive double miles* when staying at any of the 3,300 hotels in the U.S. and the Caribbean franchised by Choice Hotels International.

Comfort Suites hotels are franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors. There currently are 327 Comfort Suites hotels open and 87 under development worldwide, representing 33,462 rooms.

For reservations at any Comfort Suites hotel worldwide, contact Choice`s toll-free reservation service at (800)-4CHOICE or visit on the Internet. Rooms at the Comfort Suites hotel also can be booked by contacting the hotel directly at (912) 629-2001.

Choice franchises more than 5,000 hotels under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites brands in 46 countries. For more information on Choice, visit the company`s Internet site at