Quality Inn Opens In El Cajon, Calif.

The Quality Inn & Suites Grossmont is now open here at 1250 El Cajon Boulevard.

Formerly a Days Inn, the Quality Inn & Suites Grossmont is owned by Kenneth Voertman and operated by Helm Management Co. of Carlsbad, Calif.

The hotel underwent an $800,000 renovation that included the addition of a new lobby, breakfast area and meeting room. New carpet, paint, wall coverings and furniture were added throughout the hotel. Renovations to the hotel`s exterior included new landscaping.

“El Cajon was in great need of quality accommodations,” said Marcell Rock, the hotel`s director of sales. “We added a new meeting facility and made major improvements that makes the Quality Inn & Suites Grossmont a perfect place to stay whether traveling for business or leisure.”

The Quality Inn & Suites Grossmont features 96 units with one or two queen-size beds, 25-inch remote-controlled cable television with HBO, computer data port, voicemail, coffeemaker, iron, ironing board and hairdryer. Suites also include a separate bedroom and living room area, two bathrooms, sofabed, refrigerator and microwave. Handicapped and non-smoking rooms are available.


The three-story Quality Inn & Suites Grossmont features an outdoor pool and hot tub, meeting room that can accommodate up to 60 people and guest laundry services.

Rates begin at $69 and include a complimentary continental breakfast and free local telephone calls. Children, ages 17 and under, stay free when accompanied by an adult. Discounts are available when booked in advance for seniors, American Automobile Association members, business travelers, government and military personnel and groups. The Quality Inn & Suites Grossmont is located off U.S. Interstate 8 and is close to many area attractions including San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park and local beaches. The hotel participates in Choice`s Choice Privileges frequent-traveler program where guests can earn points toward free stays, vacations and gifts when staying at U.S. Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion and Sleep Inn brand hotels.

Members of American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, Northwest Airlines WorldPerks and US Airways Dividend Miles will receive airline miles when staying at any Choice brand hotel. Travelers can enter Choice`s Get Together Sweepstakes to win a trip for 10 family members and friends for four nights at any Choice brand hotel within the continental United States and $500 in spending money per person. The sweepstakes runs through Jan. 31, 2003. Travelers can enter at www.choicehotels.com. No purchase is necessary to enter.

Quality brand hotels are franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH). There currently are 820 Quality brand hotels open and 120 under development worldwide, representing 99,581 rooms. For reservations at any Quality brand hotel worldwide, contact Quality`s toll-free reservation service at (800)-4CHOICE or visit www.choicehotels.com on the Internet. Rooms at the Quality Inn & Suites Grossmont also can be booked by contacting the hotel directly at (619) 588-8808. Choice Hotels International is the world`s second largest lodging franchisor, 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 Hotels, visit the company`s web site at www.choicehotels.com.