Choice Hotels Introduces Electronic RFP Portal

4th Nov 2002

With the redesign of, Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH), introduces an electronic request for proposal (RFP) designed to streamline the planning and booking process for travel coordinators, conference organizers, meeting planners or individuals organizing a meeting or group event.

“Despite today`s teleconferencing technologies, Choice Hotels recognizes that people still want to meet face-to-face and meeting planners play a significant role in the process,” said Wayne Wielgus, Choice Hotels` sr. vice president of marketing. ” The development of Choice Hotels` electronic RFP gives planners a one-stop-shop at which to book their small to midsize meetings.”

The electronic RFP offers planners an opportunity to choose from any one of Choice Hotels` Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge or Rodeway Inn brand hotels around the world. This one-stop-shop provides significant savings to the planners as individual rates are negotiated for each request.

To complete the electronic RFP visit, select Groups & Meetings, and submit the meeting room requirements information - date, time, function name, number of people, function set-up, room size and audio-visual requirements. A summary of the RFP will be provided for review prior to the final submission.

A Choice Hotels meeting services professional will respond within 24 hours to each electronic request and will prepare a written proposal defining the meeting requirements at no charge. A final contract will be sent directly from the hotel.


Choice Hotels` meeting services group may also be reached directly at (800) 426-2121.

Choice Hotels International is one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors, marketing more than 5,000 hotels open or under development in 46 countries under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, MainStay Suites and Rodeway Inn brand names. For more information on Choice, visit the company`s web site at

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.




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