choice hotels intl inc (CHH) Key Developments
Choice Hotels International Inc. Opens Hotel in Istanbul
Jul 14 14
Choice Hotels International Inc. announced the opening of its first property in Istanbul, Turkey. Clarion Hotel & Suites Istanbul Sisli, a newly built hotel, is located between the Levent and Taksim business areas and offers 135 elegant rooms, including 45 spacious suites designed for long stays. Only 25 minutes from International Ataturk Airport, the hotel contains a restaurant seating 200, a lobby-lounge with a bar, a spa area with sauna, a massage room, a hairdresser, a modern gym, and three individual, combinable conference rooms accommodating up to 200. The hotel is owned and operated by Aktas Turizm Insaat A.S under franchise agreement with Choice Hotels.
Choice Hotels International Engages Ernst & Young as Auditors in Place of PricewaterhouseCoopers
Jun 2 14
On May 27, 2014, the audit committee of the board of directors of Choice Hotels International Inc. dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company's independent registered public accounting firm, effective immediately. On May 30, 2014, following the conclusion of a competitive process managed by the committee, the company engaged Ernst & Young LLP as its independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.
Choice Hotels International Inc. Opens New Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington D.C. Convention Center
May 29 14
Choice Hotels International Inc. announced that the new Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington D.C. Convention Center is officially open to welcome travelers to the area. Located at 899 O Street NW, the Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, D.C. Convention Center is conveniently situated in the historic Shaw neighborhood in the heart of downtown. It is the first Cambria Hotels & Suites property to open in the city. Guests entering the Cambria Hotel & Suites Washington, D.C. Convention Center will immediately notice the iconic LED-lit red terrazzo staircase housed in two stories of glass. The staircase leads to an open lobby extending the length of the property, which is filled with local artwork depicting scenes from the historic neighborhood. The property also features a rooftop pool with views of the U.S. Capitol and national monuments, along with a special urban oasis courtyard that bridges into the neighborhood. The all-suite rooms, which are typically 20% larger than standard hotel rooms, offer functional, chic décor options, including a separate living, working and sleeping space, ergonomic chairs, moveable desks and upscale linens. Each suite allows guests to stay connected while they travel by enjoying the latest technology and prime entertainment with amenities such as flat-screen LCD televisions and MP3 jacks. With nine floors and more than 1,200 square feet of meeting and conference space, all equipped with high-tech audio and visual equipment, this hotel is perfect for business travelers who need space to work, but also want amenities that provide a sense of relaxation. The hotel is also conveniently located one block from the Washington Convention Center.
Choice Hotels International Appoints Tim Muir as Vice President, Franchise Development
May 24 14
Choice Hotels International appointed Tim Muir as vice president, franchise development. Muir will be responsible for the franchise growth of the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Cambria Suites, Sleep Inn and the Ascend Hotel Collection brands, and will report directly to David Pepper, senior vice president, global development. Muir most recently serving as the Senior Vice President, Franchise Sales and Development for Wyndham Hotel Group.
Choice Hotels International Inc. Appoints Tim Muir as Vice President of Franchise Development
May 12 14
Choice Hotels International Inc. announced that it has appointed Tim Muir as vice president, franchise development. Muir will be responsible for the franchise growth of the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Cambria Suites, Sleep Inn and the Ascend Hotel Collection brands, and will report directly to David Pepper, senior vice president, global development. Muir brings over 25 years of franchise sales and development experience to Choice Hotels, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President, Franchise Sales and Development for Wyndham Hotel Group. A proven leader at Wyndham, Muir was responsible for all new construction brands in North America and led an aggressive, strategic approach to create new growth opportunities.