Comfort Suites Celebrates Another Opening

TYLER, Texas (July 29, 2003) - The media is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony for a new Comfort Suites hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 5 - 7 p.m. at 303 Rieck Road. A ribbon cutting, tours of the hotel and refreshments will be included in the festivities. Chamber of Commerce members and local civic leaders are expected to attend.

The Comfort Suites at South Broadway Mall features 65 suites with king- or queen-size beds. All suites feature a microwave, refrigerator, wetbar, 32-inch remote-controlled cable television, work desk with ergonomic chair, computer data port with free high-speed Internet access, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and pull-out sleeper sofa bed.

The hotel also features suites with a whirlpool tub, two bedroom suites and suites with a fully equipped kitchen. Handicapped and non-smoking suites are available.

Owned and operated by Broadway Lodging of Longview, Texas, the Comfort Suites at South Broadway Mall features a heated indoor pool and whirlpool; business center equipped with a computer with high-speed Internet access, facsimile machine and copier; a 1,200 square-foot meeting room; 400 square-foot executive board room; exercise facility with treadmill, stair-stepper and stationary bike; and breakfast area that can seat up to 45 people.

Rates begin at $75 and includes a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, complimentary USA TODAY newspaper, free local telephone calls and 100 percent guest satisfaction guarantee.

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Discounts are available when booked in advance for seniors, American Automobile Association members, business travelers, government and military personnel and groups.

The Comfort Suites at South Broadway Mall is located close to Harvey Convention Center, Tyler Rose Gardens and Caldwell Zoo. Several restaurants and shops are also nearby.

The hotel participates in Choice`s Choice Privileges rewards program where guests can earn points toward free stays, airline miles or gifts when staying at U.S. Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion and MainStay Suites hotels.

Members of American Airlines AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, Northwest Airlines WorldPerks, Southwest Rapid Rewards, United Mileage Plus and US Airways Dividend Miles can receive airline miles when staying at any Choice brand hotel.

Travelers can enter Choice`s Gas, Food & Lodging Sweepstakes from now through August 31 for a chance to win one of 13 Jeep Liberty vehicles, a certificate for free gas for one year or a $100 free gas card. For official rules and to enter visit Choice`s web site at www.choicehotels.com. No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes.

Comfort Suites hotels are franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH). There currently are 369 Comfort Suites hotels open and 71 under development worldwide, representing 35,394 rooms.

For reservations at any Comfort Suites hotel worldwide, contact Choice`s toll-free reservation service at (800)-4CHOICE or visit www.choicehotels.com on the Internet. Rooms at the Comfort Suites at South Broadway Mall also can be booked by contacting the hotel directly at (903) 534-0999.

Choice Hotels International is one 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, Sleep Inn, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn brand names. For more information on Choice, visit the company`s web site at www.choicehotels.com.

Earn airline miles/credits when paying eligible rates. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Some restrictions apply. See choicehotels.com or call the Choice Service Center (888.770.6800) for complete rules and regulations. Please allow 6 - 8 weeks after hotel stay for mileage postings to occur. American Airlines®: American Airlines and AAdvantage® are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage program with six months notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or mileage credits that you have accumulated. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. For complete details about the AAdvantage program, visit www.aa.com. Delta Air Lines®: All standard Delta Air Lines 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. United®: United may find it necessary to change Mileage Plus® rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers at any time without notice, impacting for example, participant affiliations, rules for earning mileage and blackout dates and limited seating for travel award. United reserves the right to end the Mileage Plus program with six months notice. Mileage Plus travel awards, mileage accrual and special offers are subject to government regulations. United and Mileage Plus are registered trademarks of United Air Lines, Inc. US Airways®: All Dividend Miles® terms and conditions apply.

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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