Choice Hotels International, Inc. (ticker: CHH, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Choice Hotels Hosts Key Prospects In Miami Beach; Reinforcing the Company's Commitment to Increase Minority Hotel Ownership
SILVER SPRING, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2005--In support of
the company's ongoing efforts to enhance the number of Hispanic
franchisees in its system, worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels
International (NYSE:CHH) will host a networking event at the Cacao
Restaurant located 141 Giralda Avenue today, October 13, at 6 pm in
Miami Beach. The invitation-only event will bring prospective Hispanic
hoteliers that are currently proceeding through the sales cycle
together with Choice Hotels representatives while providing a
networking platform to openly discuss common successes and challenges.
"We are excited to offer potential Hispanic franchisees an
opportunity to network with experienced lodging industry entrepreneurs
and hear success stories from existing Hispanic Choice Hotels
franchisees," said Raul Fuentes, manager, emerging markets. "We
recognize and appreciate the wealth of experience that our minority
franchisees bring to the table and look forward to developing solid
opportunities for them to grow within the Choice Hotels system."
In May 2005, Choice Hotels launched the Choice Hotels Hispanic
Owners and Managers Alliance (CHHOMA). This Alliance was developed to
provide networking opportunities for Hispanic franchisees to share
best practices and experiences and to serve as a platform to recruit
new Hispanic franchisees to the Choice Hotels system.
CHHOMA currently has nearly 20 members and represents Comfort Inn,
Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, MainStay Suites, Econo
Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands across the U.S.
"At Choice Hotels we're committed to expanding and diversifying
our franchisee base," said Brian Parker, vice president of emerging
markets and new business development. "Truly successful companies
continuously find ways to grow and evolve and we're doing just that by
educating minority entrepreneurs about hotel franchising and the power
of the Choice Hotels system."
About Choice Hotels International
Choice Hotels International is one of the world's largest lodging
franchisors, marketing more than 5,000 hotels open or under
development in more than 40 countries under the Cambria Suites,
Clarion, Quality, Comfort Suites, Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn, MainStay
Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn
brand names. For more information on Choice, visit the company's web
site at www.choicehotels.com.
Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Cambria Suites,
Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, MainStay
Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn are
proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels
(C) 2005 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.
Choice Hotels International, Inc.
Camila Clark, 301-592-6381
SOURCE: Choice Hotels International, Inc.