Choice Hotels Rewards Guests with a Free Night After Just Two Trips This Fall

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This season, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) offers travelers the opportunity to earn a free night at more than 1,500 hotels after just two separate trips.*

With just two separate qualifying trips at thousands of participating hotels in the U.S., in addition to hundreds of international locations, consumers can earn their free night. Participating Choice Hotels brands include Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion and Cambria Suites, as well as Ascend Hotel Collection. Trips with stays at MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel,

Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brand hotels are also eligible, providing each stay is a minimum of two consecutive nights.

"We are proud to announce that our 'Earn a Free Night' promotion is back by popular demand," said Greg Brown, vice president of loyalty, promotions and relationship marketing for Choice Hotels International. "Fall is a great time to travel, and customers should take advantage of this great offer which helps travelers earn free nights faster than many other hotel rewards programs."

Choice Privileges is one of the fastest growing rewards programs in the travel industry. With 15 million members worldwide, the program membership tripled in just over five years.  At April's Freddie Awards, which serve to recognize successful frequent traveler reward programs, over 1.3 million frequent travelers scored Choice Privileges as the second best program overall, our best result in the program's 14 year history. 

To earn a free hotel night, guests need only be a member of the Choice Privileges rewards program, register at ChoiceHotels.com and book their trips at ChoiceHotels.com or by calling 800-4CHOICE. After their second qualifying trip with arrival between August 30 and November 14, 2012, members will earn enough Choice Privileges points to redeem for a free night at more than 1,500 hotels.

Elite Platinum and Elite Diamond Choice Privileges rewards members can book their trips through ChoiceHotels.com, 800.4CHOICE, direct at a hotel, or a travel management company, however if booked through ChoiceHotels.com, these members will earn an additional 100 Choice Privileges points for each qualifying trip. For more information, visit www.ChoiceHotels.com.

About Choice Privileges

As a member of the free Choice Privileges rewards program, guests can earn points good towards free nights, airline miles, gift certificates and more while staying at Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn or Ascend Hotel Collection properties throughout the U.S. (including Hawaii), Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, Central America, Australasia and the Caribbean.**

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises approximately 6,200 hotels, representing more than 495,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of June 30, 2012, more than 375 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 30,000 rooms, and approximately 75 hotels, representing approximately 6,700 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in approximately 15 other countries and territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide.

Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Choice Privileges, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Hotel Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.

© 2012 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.

*Free night is based on an 8,000 point Choice Privileges reward night level.  Member must register at ChoiceHotels.com before arrival and book their stays at ChoiceHotels.com or 800.4CHOICE at qualifying rates. Members may also book at a travel management company. Choice Privileges member number must be provided upon check-in. After a second qualifying stay with arrival between 8/30/12 and 11/14/12, you will be awarded a minimum of 5,000 and maximum of 8,000 points, depending on how many points were earned from your two (2) separate qualified stays. These bonus points will allow redemption for a free night at the 8,000 reward night level at over 1,500 hotels. A free night at most Choice Privileges locations requires more than 8,000 points.  Choice Privileges Diamond and Platinum members who book through ChoiceHotels.com will receive an additional 100 Choice Privileges bonus points with every qualified stay during the promotional period. For Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, Cambria Suites® or Ascend Hotel CollectionTM hotels, a trip is defined as a stay that is any number of consecutive nights at one hotel regardless of check-ins or check-outs.  For Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, or MainStay Suites® hotels, a trip is defined as a stay that is two (2) or more consecutive nights at one hotel regardless of check-ins or check-outs.  Allow 72 hours from check-out for points to post.  You must maintain an address in the U.S. (including U.S. territories) or Canada to be eligible for this promotion.  For Choice Privileges program details, eligible rates, eligible countries and point redemption rules, visit choiceprivileges.com.

**Excluding Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Liberia, Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, Sudan, Syria and Zimbabwe. Excluding Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. Including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.



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