Comfort Suites Holds Grand Opening

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Feb. 6, 2002) - The Comfort Suites - Southfield`s newest all suites hotel - will hold an invitation-only grand opening at 24977 Northwestern Highway (M10 and Evergreen) on Thursday, February 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, Chamber of Commerce President Ed Powers, chamber members, city officials and representatives of Choice Hotels International, franchisor of the Comfort Suites brand, are expected to attend. The grand opening will feature booths with culinary specialties prepared by local restaurants*, hotel tours, door prizes and valet parking. (Note to editors: Please contact hotel directly for press credentials.)

The three-story hotel features 81 suites with one king or two queen-size beds. Each suite features a sleeper sofa, refrigerator, microwave, wet bar, 27-inch remote-control color TV with Direct TV, two-line speaker telephone with dataport and hi-speed T1 internet connection, coffee maker, iron, ironing board and hairdryer. Some suites have jacuzzi tubs. Each king executive suite features a full-size desk, ergonomic chairs, two-line speaker telephone with data port, well-lit work area and whirlpool tub. Non-smoking suites and suites for individuals with disabilities are available.

Hotel features include an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, fitness room, business center, coin-operated guest laundry and a 700 square foot meeting room that accommodates 50.

Guests of the Comfort Suites hotel receive a deluxe complimentary continental breakfast of waffles, muffins, English muffins, bagels, donuts, toast, fresh fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee, tea and milk. Guests also receive a complimentary copy of USA TODAY and a Japanese newspaper, free local telephone calls and 100 percent guest satisfaction guarantee.

Room rates start at $79.99. Children, ages 18 and under, stay free when traveling with parents or grandparents.


Discounts are available when a reservation is booked in advance for senior citizens, AAA members, government and military personnel, business travelers and groups.

The Comfort Suites hotel is near major thoroughfares including 10 Mile Road and near I-696. Shopping and restaurants are nearby. The hotel is 10 miles from downtown Detroit, casinos, Cobo Hall, Ford Field and Comerica Baseball Park. Detroit Metropolitan Airport is within 20 minutes of the hotel. Also nearby are Northland Mall, Twelve Oaks Mall, Oakland College, Lawrence Tech University, Providence Hospital and William Beaumont Hospital.

The Comfort Suites hotel participates in Choice Privileges, Choice Hotels` frequent-traveler program, where guests can earn points toward free stays and gift certificates when staying at U.S. Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn and Clarion brand hotels.

Beginning February 15, members of American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, Northwest Airlines WorldPerks, Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards, US Airways Dividend Miles and United Mileage Plus may receive triple miles or credits when staying at any Choice brand hotel in the U.S. and Caribbean.

The Comfort Suites hotel is owned by 10 Evergreen LLC.

For reservations at any Comfort Suites hotel worldwide, contact Choice Hotels` toll-free reservation service at 1-800-4CHOICE or visit on the Internet.

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

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, Choice Privileges and 1-800-4CHOICE are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.