Comfort Suites Celebrates Grand Opening

BRENHAM, Texas. (Jan. 22, 2003) - The media is invited to attend a grand opening celebration on Friday, Jan. 24 for a new Comfort Suites hotels located at 2350 South Day Street. A ribbon cutting, reception and tours of the hotel will take place from 4:30 - 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a raffle drawing. Representatives from the mayor`s office, Chamber of Commerce members, civic leaders and local business members are expected to attend.


Owned and operated by Avdhut Inc. of Brenham, Texas, the Comfort Suites hotel features 54 one- and two-room suites with king- or queen-size beds. Suite amenities include a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, sofabed, remote-controlled color television, workdesk, computer data port with high-speed Internet access, iron, ironing board and hairdryer. Some suites feature a whirlpool tub and wetbar. Handicapped and non-smoking rooms are available.


The three-story Comfort Suites hotel features a heated indoor pool and whirlpool; 400 square-foot meeting room; exercise facility equipped with a treadmill stair-stepper and stationary bike; and breakfast area that seats up to 24 individuals.


Rates begin at $69 and includes 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, American Automobile Association members, business travelers, government and military personnel and groups.

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The Comfort Suites hotel is only 2 miles from historic downtown Brenham and close to many shops and restaurants. Nearby attractions include Somerville Lake, Washington State Park and Antique Rose Emporium.


The Comfort Suites 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.


Comfort Suites hotels are franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH). There currently are 342 Comfort Suites hotels open and 76 under development worldwide, representing 33,675 rooms.


For reservations at any Comfort Suites hotel worldwide, contact Comfort Suites` toll-free reservation service at (800)-4CHOICE or visit www.choicehotels.com on the Internet. Rooms at the Comfort Suites hotel also can be booked by contacting the hotel directly at (979) 421-8100.


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.

American Airlines and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. All standard program rules and conditions apply. American Airlines reserves the right to change AAdvantage program at any time without notice. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. For complete details about the AAdvantage program, visit www.aa.com.


Delta SkyMiles is a registered trademark of Delta Air Lines. All standard program rules and conditions apply.


Northwest Airlines WorldPerks is a registered trademark of Northwest Airlines. Participation in WorldPerks is subject to the terms and conditions of the WorldPerks Member`s Guide. Please allow 6-8 weeks for WorldPerks miles to be deposited into your account.


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