Comfort Suites Grand Opening

UNIVERSITY PARK, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2003) - The Comfort Suites University Park, located at 8305 Tourist Center, will host a grand opening celebration today, Feb. 19 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. A ribbon cutting, tours of the hotel and refreshments will be included in the festivities. Chamber of Commerce members and local business leaders are expected to attend.
The newly constructed Comfort Suites University Park features three stories and 82 suites. All suites feature king- or queen- size beds, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, 27-inch remote-control television with free HBO, sofabed, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, computer data port and voicemail.
Owned and operated by Buffalo Lodging Associates of Buffalo, N.Y., a division of Benderson Development, the Comfort Suites University Park features an outdoor pool and whirlpool; exercise facility equipped with a treadmill, stationary bike, stair-stepper and elliptical machine; meeting facility specifically designed for corporate meetings with seating for up to 50 people and available catering; breakfast area that seats up to 35 individuals; and guest laundry services.

Guests of the Comfort Suites University Park receive 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. Children, ages 18 and under, stay free when accompanied by an adult.

The Comfort Suites University Park is conveniently located close to several attractions and businesses including local beaches and golf courses, Lakewood Ranch and Prime Outlet Mall.

The Comfort Suites University Park 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, Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards, US Airways Dividend Miles and United Mileage Plus may receive airline miles or credits when staying at any Choice brand hotel.

Comfort Suites hotels are franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH). There currently are 352 Comfort Suites hotels open and 75 under development worldwide, representing 34,550 rooms.

For reservations at any Comfort Suites hotel worldwide, contact Comfort Suite`s toll-free reservation service at (800)-4CHOICE or visit on the Internet. Rooms at the Comfort Suites University Park also can be booked by contacting the hotel directly at (941) 360-2626.

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

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

Please allow 6-8 weeks after hotel stay for miles/credits to be posted to your account. American Airlines: American Airlines and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines reserves the right to change AAdvantage program rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage program with six months notice. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies.

For complete details about the AAdvantage program, visit Delta: All standard Delta SkyMiles program rules and conditions apply. Northwest Airlines: Participation in WorldPerks is subject to the terms and conditions of the WorldPerks Program. Southwest Airlines: All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply. Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Members must present their membership number to receive 0.5 credits per stay. United: Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the terms and conditions of the United Mileage Plus program. United, its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United and Mileage Plus are registered trademarks.