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Choice Hotels International Opens 31 New Hotels in August

Choice Hotels International, Inc. continues to grow with the announcement of 31 newly-opened franchised properties during the month of August. The openings include hotels in 20 states and three additional countries, adding more than 2,500 rooms to the company's existing 490,000-plus rooms. Select properties that opened in August include:

The Historic Hotel Alex Johnson, an Ascend Collection Hotel -- Rapid City, S.D.
This newly-renovated Ascend Collection hotel, built in 1928, is a piece of South Dakota history that has been brought into the 21st century, featuring an ornate lobby adorned with period art and architecture, Native American carvings and a Baby Grand piano. Located on the property are Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub, Seattle's Best Café, Alex Johnson Mercantile and the Paul Mitchell Salon and Spa. The hotel is pet-friendly and offers free wireless high-speed Internet access, bar/lounge, restaurant, fitness center, gift shop, meeting facilities, business center, barber and beauty shops, and more. Guest rooms feature pillow top mattresses, robes and flat screen/plasma TVs, with select rooms also offering microwaves, refrigerators, in-bath whirlpools/hot tubs, wet bars and kitchen facilities.
Sleep Inn & Suites -- Shreveport, La.
One of the first among the Sleep Inn brand to feature an entirely new refreshed modern look and feel, this Shreveport Sleep Inn & Suites hotel provides guests with a simply stylish and reliable stay. The property also offers free wireless high-speed Internet access, free hot breakfast, indoor heated pool and whirlpool/hot tub, business center, fitness center, free weekday newspaper, and more. Each guestroom features flat screen/plasma TVs while some rooms also have microwaves and refrigerators.
Clarion Hotel -- Greely, Colo.
This pet-friendly hotel features an indoor-outdoor heated pool, business center, exercise room, free continental breakfast, free weekday newspaper, meeting rooms and guest laundry facilities. Guest rooms offer microwaves and refrigerators while select rooms also offer in-bath whirlpools and balconies.
Quality Suites Nantes Atlantique -- Nantes, France
A short drive away from the West Coast of France, this hotel's amenities include an on-site restaurant and bar/lounge, business center, free weekdays newspapers, and meeting facilities. Guestrooms offer free wireless high-speed Internet access, microwaves and refrigerators.

Other Choice brand hotels that opened in August include:

Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites and Comfort Hotel
  • Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • New Buffalo, Mich.
  • Savannah, Ga.
  • Stavanger, Norway
  • Sylvan Lake, Canada

Comfort Suites

  • Epernay, France
  • Gothenburg, Neb.

Quality Inn and Quality Inn & Suites

  • Dandridge, Tenn.
  • Lexington, Va.
  • Merrilville, Ind.
  • Union, S.C.
  • Weatherford, Texas
  • Westampton, N.J.

Sleep Inn

  • Cave City, Ky.
  • Colby, Kans.

Clarion Inn

  • Fredericksburg, Va.
  • Mason City, Iowa

Econo Lodge and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

  • Akron, Ohio
  • Carlisle, Penn.
  • Dubuque, Iowa

Rodeway Inn and Rodeway Inn & Suites

  • Billings, Mont.
  • Christiansburg, Va.
  • Elk City, Okla.
  • Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Ontario, Calif.

Ascend Collection

  • Ascot Suites, an Ascend Collection hotel - Morro Bay, Calif.

Other brands within the portfolio of worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels include Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel.

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