Comfort Inn Opens In Tuscaloosa

The 59-unit Comfort Inn hotel, located at 4700 Doris Pate Dr. (just off exit 76 of I-20 and I-59), is now open
The hotel, which formerly operated as the Key West Inn, is managed by Jackson Hospitality Services, a management company that operates six other hotels in Alabama franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. Jackson Hospitality Services also operates the newly opened Comfort Inn & Suites in Birmingham and the Comfort Inn & Suites in Decatur.*


The Comfort Inn features 59 rooms including four queen and eight king suites. Each unit features either one king or two queen size beds, a 25-inch remote control TV with cable programming and Pay Per View movies, telephone with data port, desk, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Each suite also features a sofa bed, desk, microwave and refrigerator. Non smoking rooms and rooms for individuals with disabilities are also available.


Hotel features include an outdoor pool.


The hotel offers a free deluxe continental breakfast of biscuits and gravy, muffins, bagels, cereal, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, tea and milk. Guests also receive a complimentary copy of USA TODAY and free local phone calls.


The new Comfort Inn is 10 miles from downtown Tuscaloosa and 54 miles from Birmingham. McFarland Mall is three miles from the hotel. Also in the area are Paul Bryant Museum, University Mall and Mercedes Benz Center. The University of Alabama is five miles from the hotel.

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Discounts are available for senior citizens, business travelers, members of the American Automobile Association, government and military personnel and groups. Children age 18 and under stay free in their parents` or grandparents` room.


The Comfort Inn also offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. The hotel participates in Choice Privileges®, Choice Hotels` frequent traveler program, that allows frequent travelers an opportunity to earn points toward free night stays and gift certificates when staying at Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion and Sleep Inn brand hotels. Guests may also choose to earn airline miles with participating airlines (American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta Air Lines SkyMiles, Northwest Airlines WorldPerks, US Airways Dividend Miles and United Mileage Plus) when staying at Choice Hotels in the U.S. and Caribbean.


Through December 15, 2002, members of American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta Air Lines SkyMiles, Northwest Airlines WorldPerks, US Airways Dividend Miles and United Mileage Plus receive double airline miles when staying at any of the 3,300 hotels in the U.S. and the Caribbean franchised by Choice Hotels International. Guests at Comfort brand hotels can earn 500 miles per stay instead of the standard 250 miles. To receive double miles, guests need only to stay at a qualifying rate* and provide the selected airline frequency program member number upon check-in.


For reservations at the Comfort Inn, contact Choice`s toll-free reservations service at 1-800-4CHOICE, or visit www.choicehotels.com on the internet. Reservations may also be made by contacting the hotel directly at (205) 556-3232.


Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites hotels are franchised by Choice Hotels International of Silver Spring, Md.(NYSE:CHH). Choice Hotels International is one of the world`s largest hotel franchisors with more than 5,000 hotels in 46 countries operating under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites brand names. For more information on Choice, visit the company`s internet site at www.choicehotels.com.


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