Virginia: Hot Spot for Sleep Inn Hotels

SILVER SPRING, Md. (July 3, 2003) - Virginia is a favorite location for the development of new Sleep Inn brand hotels, one of eight hotel brands franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH).
Three new Sleep Inn brand hotels opened in Virginia in April and May - the 75-room Sleep Inn in the historic south central town of Danville; the 67-room Sleep Inn in Dublin and the 81-room Sleep Inn in Harrisonburg. This brings the total of Sleep Inn brand hotels in the Old Dominion State to 14.

Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites, 1483 South Boston Rd., in Danville (on Route 58 East, one mile east of intersection of Business Route US 29 and U.S. Route 58), Tel: (434) 793-6090, just two miles from the North Carolina border. This hotel features three floors with 76 rooms and suites. Each room features the Sleep Inn Signature shower or tub, a 27-inch cable TV, coffee maker, desk, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Each suite features a microwave, refrigerator, sofa bed. Hotel features include an outdoor pool, exercise room and elevator. The Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites is located in Danville`s historic district within walking distance of shops and restaurants and the last capitol of the Confederacy. Nearby sites include millionaires` row, where many homes of different architectural design are listed on the National Register. The hotel is adjacent to Danville Regional Airport and Sir Richards Restaurant. The area is a designated racing region.

Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites, 5094 State Park Rd. in Dublin (exit 101 off I-81), Tel: (540) 674-4099. The Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites in Dublin features three floors and 67 rooms and suites. Each room has a cable TV, telephone with dataport, Sleep Inn Signature shower or tub, coffee maker, desk, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Each suite features a microwave, refrigerator, sofa bed and high-speed internet access. Hotel features include an indoor pool, spa, fitness center, business center, meeting room that accommodates 50 people and indoor elevator. The hotel is less than a mile from historic Newbern and Claytor Lake State Park. The hotel offers free continental breakfast, free USA Today newspaper and free local calls.

The Sleep Inn Hotel, 1891 Evelyn Byrd Ave. (I-81 and US 33) in Harrisonburg, Tel: (540) 433-7100. The Sleep Inn Hotel in Harrisonburg features four floors with 81 rooms and suites. Each room features coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, desk, hair dryer, iron and full-size ironing board, two-line telephones with dataport and high-speed internet access and voice mail. Some rooms feature the Sleep Inn signature walk-in shower. Some large rooms have a separate living area with a sofa bed. The hotel features a fitness center and guest laundry. The hotel offers a deluxe complimentary continental breakfast and free copy of USA Today. The Sleep Inn hotel in Harrisonburg is located within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Valley Mall is one mile from the hotel. Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail are 20 miles from the hotel.

Sleep Inn is an all-new construction hotel brand built to prototype standards with state-of-the-art rooms and amenities. Sleep Inn hotels are designed to be user friendly and to meet consumer demands while minimizing construction and labor costs. Most guest rooms offer Sleep Inn`s signature curvilinear shower, spacious work areas with task lighting, convenient desk height electrical outlets, large desk, remote-controlled color TV, electronic door locks and telephone with data port. Some Sleep Inn hotels feature pools, exercise facilities and meeting/hospitality rooms. All Sleep Inn hotels offer a 100 percent guest satisfaction guarantee and a complimentary continental breakfast.


There are currently 355 Sleep Inn brand hotels open or under development worldwide.

The Sleep Inn hotel brand has won a number of accolades. The Market Metrix Hospitality Index, a quarterly report of customer satisfaction with 135 hotel brands, 25 airlines and 11 car rental companies, named Sleep Inn the top ranked economy brand for the first quarter of 2003. This marks the third time that Sleep Inn has earned MMHI`s top economy hotel slot since the index began in the third quarter of 2001.

Choice Hotels International, Inc. is one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors, with more than 5,000 hotels open and under development in 48 countries, marketed under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brand names. For more information about Choice Hotels visit For reservations visit or call 1-800-4CHOICE.

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