Today at the company’s 58th annual convention, Choice Hotels International unveiled a new dual-brand combination hotel prototype for its Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites brands.
Choice Hotels has announced 46 newly-opened franchised properties during the first quarter of 2012. Additionally, the company has executed a total of 64 new domestic contracts within the first quarter of 2012, a 14 percent increase over the same period last year.
Choice Hotels International, Inc. recently announced that it has promoted Stephanie Lykins to vice president, talent development. Ms. Lykins will continue to report to Patrick Cimerola, senior vice president, human resources and administration.
Choice Hotels Europe, the company behind the Comfort, Quality and Clarion brands in Europe, has posted video footage on the majority of its UK properties online at choicehotelsuk.co.uk, giving travellers a visual summary on each Choice-brand hotel and its amenities.The videos are also set to become available on the recently launched Choice Hotels Europe YouTube channel.
The Ascend Collection membership program from Choice Hotels International is poised for record growth in 2012 with the creation of a dedicated membership development team, comprised of hospitality industry veterans Bill Balletto, Joe Dreiske, Dennis Wynn and Jose Salvador Icaza.
Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, recently announced that it has named its associate Mark Weiner as the new head of its global sales division. Mr. Weiner previously served as the company’s vice president of customer care and reservations, an area he will continue to lead as well, reporting to the organization’s Senior Vice President of Global Distribution Robert McDowell.
Choice Hotels International, Inc. announced that it has named Robin Pence to the position of vice president of public relations. In this role, she will be responsible for developing and managing the external communications strategy for the company in the areas of public, media, industry and government relations. Ms. Pence will report to Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president, brand strategy and marketing.
Opening of 88-Room Comfort Suites Hotel marks milestone for Worldwide Lodging Franchisor. Choice Hotels International, Inc. announced that it has reached 5,000 domestic franchised properties online with the opening of the Comfort Suites hotel of Katy, Texas. The company, which franchises such well-known hotel brands as Comfort Inn, Quality and Econo Lodge, currently boasts more than 6,100 properties worldwide, representing more than 495,000 rooms in all 50 states and over 30 countries and territories.
Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, announced that it has named Simone Wu senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary.
Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, is pleased to announce the promotion of its associate Sarah Searls to vice president of business and analytic services. Ms. Searls will report to Bill Carlson, senior vice president of performance analytics.
Choice Hotels Europe is proud to announce the addition of its second Clarion Collection property in central Paris: the Clarion Collection Etoile Saint Honore hotel. Holder of the “eco label”, this 4-star property offers a new destination for business and leisure travelers.
Choice Hotels International, Inc. announced the development of a new Cambria Suites hotel in Miami, FL, today at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit. The property will be developed by Miami-based Sunflower Hospitality LLC.