Clarion Hotel Opens in Orlando

15th Apr 2003

The Clarion Hotel, located at 3835 McCoy Road (Bee Line Expressway/Rt. 528), will hold an invitation-only grand opening on Thursday, April 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will feature a ribbon cutting and reception. The ribbon cutting will be at 7 p.m.

The Clarion Hotel, formerly operated as the Sheraton Four Points, is owned by Arvind M. Patel and operated by Winchester Management, LLC. A recent renovation upgraded the hotel`s conference/banquet facilities with 5,500 square feet of new space, a state-of-the-art overhead projector, 10` x 10` drop down screen, enhanced lighting and oak paneling. During the renovation new carpeting was installed in public areas and guest rooms were redecorated with new draperies, carpeting and bedding.
“The Clarion Hotel offers state-of-the-art conference facilities and the top-line hotel features and room amenities that are the signature of the Clarion Hotel brand,” said Barry Miller, the hotel`s general manager.

The Clarion Hotel features 208 guestrooms including two two-room suites. Each guest room includes one king or two queen-size beds, a remote-control 25-inch cable television with HBO, CNN and ESPN, telephone with data port and voice mail, desk, coffee maker, iron, ironing board and hairdryer. Each suite features a separate living area, king-size bed, sofa bed, two televisions and two telephones with data ports. One suite has a conference table. All rooms and suites have free internet access.
The Clarion Hotel features the Clarion Class Business and Leisure Room. Each Clarion Class Room features a king-size bed, refrigerator, desk with ergonomic chair, and telephone with dataport and internet access. Non-smoking rooms and rooms for individuals with disabilities are also available.

Hotel features include Martinique`s, a restaurant specializing in American and French cuisine and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; the Marketplace Deli and Gift Shop; a lounge; fitness center with treadmills and universal gym equipment; business center with computer, printer, fax and free internet access; game room and 24-hour shuttle. The Clarion Hotel`s 12,500 square feet of conference/banquet space offers 13 rooms capable of accommodating groups of from 10 to 650 people.
Room rates start at $59.99. Guests receive a complimentary copy of USA Today and free hot American breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, cereal, bagels, Danish pastry, fruit, juice, coffee, tea and milk.
Children, ages 18 and under, stay free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Discounts are available when booked in advance on a space-available basis for seniors, AAA members, business travelers, government staff, military personnel and groups. The Clarion Hotel is located 10 miles from Universal Studios, 11 miles from Sea World, and 15 miles from Walt Disney World, Epcot and MGM Studios.

The Clarion Hotel participates in Choice Privileges, Choice`s 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. Through April 30, members of American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, Northwest Airlines WorldPerks, US Airways Dividend Miles, United Mileage Plus and Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards can receive triple airline miles or credits when staying at any Choice brand hotel in the U.S. and Caribbean. Guests at Clarion Hotels will earn 750 miles per stay instead of the standard 250 miles and members of the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Program will receive 1.5 credits instead of the usual 0.5 credits. Clarion brand hotels are franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors. For reservations at any Clarion brand hotel worldwide, contact Choice Hotels` toll-free reservation service at 1-800-4CHOICE or visit on the Internet. Rooms at the Clarion Hotel in Orlando may also be booked by contacting the hotel directly at (407) 859-2711.


Choice Hotels International franchises more than 5,000 hotels open or under development under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands in 48 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, Inc.



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