Rewards Extended at MainStay Suites® Brand Hotels

23rd Jun 2003

MainStay Suites, the mid-market extended stay brand franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH), today joins Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn and Clarion hotels as a brand participant in Choice Privileges, Choice Hotels` rewards program.

Effective immediately, Choice Privileges members staying at any of the 23 MainStay Suites throughout the U.S. are eligible to earn points toward a free night`s lodging, gift certificates and/or airline miles or credits with participating airline programs.

Choice Privileges members also receive special member benefits such as express reservations, special room rates, express check-in, complimentary room upgrade, free local calls and incoming faxes, complimentary newspaper and extended check-out.*

And members wishing to redeem points for a free stay may now choose to stay at MainStay Suites brand hotels in addition to more than 2,600 Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn and Clarion brand hotels participating in the program.

“We`re delighted to welcome the MainStay Suites brand to Choice Privileges, one of the industry`s fastest growing rewards programs,” said Wayne Wielgus, senior vice president, marketing for Choice Hotels. “Our extended stay guests are among our most valued, and this is a tangible way to thank them for their business and to encourage them to stay with us again and again.”


Choice Privileges members staying at MainStay Suites brand hotels earn 1,500 points for a 5-night minimum stay. Members at other participating brand hotels earn ten points for every dollar spent on qualifying room rates.

Launched in 1998, Choice Privileges is the “fastest way to a free stay” among major midscale hotel rewards programs with less expenditures required to earn a free night when compared to competing programs.** Members may redeem points for room nights, gift certificates from more than 100 national and 500 regional retailers and restaurants, or miles/credits with the American Airlines® AAdvantage® program, Delta Air Lines SkyMiles®, Northwest Airlines® WorldPerks®, Southwest Airlines® Rapid Rewards®, United® Mileage Plus® or US Airways® Dividend Miles®. Travelers may learn more about the advantages of Choice Privileges membership at

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, Rodeway Inn and Choice Privileges are the proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International Inc.



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