AMVETS Honors Choice Hotels

Montgomery-County based Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH), one of the world`s largest lodging franchisors, was honored by AMVETS with a special appreciation plaque on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the organization`s National Executive Committee meeting in Tysons Corner, Va. Receiving the plaque on behalf of Choice Hotels was Mary Sarkis, regional vice-president intermediary marketing.

“The plaque was presented to Choice Hotels International in grateful appreciation for your exceptional service to AMVETS members and your generous support of our program objectives,” said S. John Sisler, AMVETS National Commander.

A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America`s Armed Forces, AMVETS provides, not only support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements, but also community services that enhance the quality of life for this nation`s citizens.

Choice Hotels International, Inc. is the selected partner for AMVETS` 2004 Membership Renewal Incentive Program and was honored for assisting AMVETS in its membership drive efforts.

Choice Hotels provided 85,000 cards to be shipped to AMVETS members. In addition, Choice provides a room night as drawing prizes for early renewals and sponsors a grand prize and prizes for two first and second place winners. The grand prize is a $300 cash value coupon good at any Choice brand hotel. Choice Hotels offers two first place winners in each of six national districts a two-night stay at the Clarion Hotel Universal in Orlando, Fla., and two second place winners in each of six national districts a $60 cash value coupon good at any Choice brand hotel.

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Choice Hotels International franchises more than 5,000 hotels open or under development under the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands in 48 countries. For more information on Choice Hotels, visit the company`s Internet site at www.choicehotels.com.

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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