Choice Presents 2003 Inn of The Year

20th May 2003

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH), recently awarded this year`s best hotels with the Inn of the Year Award, at Choice`s 49th annual convention in Orlando, which was attended by more than 4,500 delegates from around the world.

Choice annually presents the Inn of the Year Award to hotels that demonstrate lodging excellence. The best of each brand is selected by a committee of peer hoteliers who evaluate the hotel on a variety of factors including guest service, hotel cleanliness and hotel décor during several unannounced inspections.

The Inn of the Year Award was presented to the following hotels:
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center of Bentonville, Ark., owned and operated by Hobbs & Curry Family LP of Fort Smith, Ark.
* Quality Suites hotel of Austin, Texas, owned and operated by Spirit Development II Ltd. of Austin, Texas.
* Comfort Suites Maingate East of Kissimmee, Fla., owned and operated by Brooks Hospitality Corp. of Orlando.
* Comfort Inn & Suites hotel of St. Johnsbury, Vt., owned and operated by Northeast Kingdom Hotels Inc. of St. Johnsbury, Vt.
* Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites Airport of Baltimore, owned and operated by Belle Grove Inn Associates LLC of Baltimore.
* MainStay Suites Northpoint Center of Lake Mary, Fla., owned and operated by Boulevard Motel Corp. of Silver Spring, Md.
* Econo Lodge hotel of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., owned and operated by Wilkes Barre Motel Associates of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
* Rodeway Inn & Suites hotel of Hershey, Pa., owned and operated by Saisai Inc. of Holland, Pa.
* Comfort Suites City Centre of Toronto, Canada, owned and operated by Steve Gupta of Markham, Canada.
“Each of these winners share a common desire to be the best,” said Chuck Ledsinger, president and chief executive officer. “They subscribe to an operating philosophy that calls for an impeccably maintained property and extraordinary customer service.”

Choice Hotels International is one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors, marketing more than 5,000 hotels open or under development in 48 countries and territories under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn brand names. For more information on Choice, visit the company`s web site at

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn are the proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International Inc.




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