Sleep Inn Celebrates Grand Opening

Charles City, Iowa (August 6, 2003) - The media is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony for a new Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites hotel here at 1416 South Grand Avenue today, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. A ribbon cutting, tours of the hotel and refreshments will be included. Chamber of Commerce members, representatives from the Mayor`s office and local business members are expected to attend.

The Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites hotel is owned and operated by Charles City Hotel LLC of Charles City, Iowa and features 60-units with king- or queen-size beds. All rooms feature a coffeemaker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and computer data port. Some suites feature a microwave, refrigerator and sofa bed. Jacuzzi suites also are available.

The hotel features a conference room that can accommodate up to 250 people; a boardroom that can accommodate up to 30 people; fitness center equipped with a treadmill, stationary bike and weight machine; game room that features videogames and a pinball machine; heated indoor pool and whirlpool; and breakfast area that seats up to 20 people.

Guests of the Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites hotel receive a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, complimentary USA TODAY newspaper, free local telephone calls and a 100 percent guest satisfaction guarantee.

Rates begin at $59.95. Children, ages 18 and under, stay for free when accompanied by an adult.


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

The hotel participates in Choices 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 Aug. 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 No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes.

Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites hotels are franchised by Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH). There currently are 305 Sleep Inn brand hotels open and 33 under development worldwide, representing 26,840 rooms.

For reservations at any Sleep Inn brand hotel worldwide, contact Choice`s toll-free reservation service at (800)-4CHOICE or visit on the Internet. Rooms at the Sleep Inn, Inn & Suites also can be booked by contacting the hotel directly at (641) 257-6700.

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, Clarion, Sleep Inn, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn brand names. For more information on Choice, visit the company`s web site at

Earn airline miles/credits when paying eligible rates. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Some restrictions apply. See 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 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.

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