Comfort Brand Hotels Nationwide Give Community Members A Sweet Start To The Day

Hundreds of hotels offer gratitude from the griddle by saying "Thank You with Waffles"

Aug 24, 2015, 12:33 ET from Choice Hotels International, Inc.

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Coast to coast, Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites brand hotels, which are franchised by Choice Hotels Interational, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, were dripping with syrupy sweet appreciation for special members of their respective communities. In honor of National Waffle Day, the hotels invited groups who service their region to enjoy complimentary hot breakfasts, featuring the Comfort brand's free signature waffles.

The invitation was in honor of the Comfort brand's special annual National Waffle Day theme, "Say Thank You with Waffles." During the the week of August 17, 2015 through National Waffle Day on August 24, participating Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites hotels around the United States served waffles to various groups that make a difference in local communities as a way of showing gratitude with their griddles.

"Although we are in the travel business, the Comfort brand is also about establishing strong roots in the local communities we serve," said Anne Smith, vice president of brand strategy for Choice Hotels International. "This iconic brand has had incredible staying power because we understand the importance of doing more than just setting up shop in a town. That is the essence of hospitality, and our franchisees are excited to express their appreciation."

During this celebration, Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites brand hotels in 43 states and Grand Cayman island in the Caribbean served an estimated 7,100 waffles and approximately 975 gallons of coffee. The only hotel brand to offer a flavored waffle option in addition to traditional plain, guests of Comfort brand hotels can potentially enjoy blueberry, strawberry, chocolate, spice, multi-grain and oatmeal almond when they sit down for their free Comfort brand signature hot breakfast. Blueberry is always a crowd-pleaser. 

The "Say Thank You with Waffles" campaign took place during an exciting turning point for the Comfort brand, which is currently redefining itself across the board with a new look and feel for guests. The new brand tagline – "Rested. Set. Go." – captures the Comfort brand hotels' promise to help guests, whether they're traveling for business or leisure, feel refreshed and ready to take on the day. Hotels have already upgraded amenities to enhance the stay experience: they've augmented their free hot breakfast, introduced more overall wellness initiatives, flat-panel televisions and new bedding and pillows in all guest rooms throughout the domestic Comfort brand hotel portfolio. Parent company Choice Hotels and Comfort brand franchisees have invested more than a quarter billion dollars into hotel upgrades to make the brand better than ever.   

"Say Thank You with Waffles" events gave a delicious taste of the improved Comfort brand. Here's a list of hotels that hosted "Thank You" breakfasts across the country:   

Hotel Name

City

State

Comfort Inn & Suites

Trussville

AL

Comfort Inn & Suites

Decatur

AL

Comfort Suites Huntsville

Huntsville

AL

Comfort Suites

Fultondale

AL

Comfort Inn & Suites

Scottsboro

AL

Comfort Inn & Suites

Dothan

AL

Comfort Suites

Searcy

AR

Comfort Suites Airport

Tucson

AZ

Comfort Suites Oceanside Marina

Oceanside

CA

Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center

San Diego

CA

Comfort Suites

Barstow

CA

Comfort Inn Chula Vista San Diego South

Chula Vista

CA

Comfort Inn & Suites

Colton

CA

Comfort Inn & Suites

El Centro

CA

Comfort Suites Beale Air Force Base Area

Marysville

CA

Comfort Inn

Moreno Valley

CA

Comfort Suites Ontario Convention Center

Ontario

CA

Comfort Inn

Palo Alto

CA

Comfort Suites

Palm Desert

CA

Comfort Inn University

Riverside

CA

Comfort Suites

Victorville

CA

Comfort Suites San Diego Miramar

San Diego

CA

Comfort Inn & Suites San Diego-Zoo Seaworld Area

San Diego

CA

Comfort Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport North

South San Francisco

CA

Comfort Suites Mission Valley Sea World Area

San Diego

CA

Comfort Suites

Bakersfield

CA

Comfort Suites

Redlands

CA

Comfort Inn San Diego at the Harbor

San Diego

CA

Comfort Inn & Suites Galt-Lodi North

Galt

CA

Comfort Suites Near Industry Hills Expo Center

La Puente

CA

Comfort Inn

Fontana

CA

Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach

Grand Cayman

Cayman Islands

Comfort Inn Central

Denver

CO

Comfort Inn & Suites

Denver

CO

Comfort Inn Denver East

Denver

CO

Comfort Inn

Naugatuck

CT

Comfort Inn Wethersfield – Hartford

Wethersfield

CT

Comfort Inn & Suites East Hartford - Hartford hotel

East Hartford

CT

Comfort Suites Tampa-Brandon

Tampa

FL

Comfort Inn

Sun City

FL

Comfort Inn De Land Near University

De Land

FL

Comfort Inn & Suites Port Canaveral Area

Cocoa Beach

FL

Comfort Suites Clearwater – Dunedin

Clearwater

FL

Comfort Inn & Suites

Lakeland

FL

Comfort Inn Plant City-Lakeland

Plant City

FL

Comfort Suites Near Raymond James Stadium

Tampa

FL

Comfort Suites at Fairgrounds-Casino

Tampa

FL

Comfort Inn Oceanside

Deerfield Beach

FL

Comfort Inn & Suites Northeast-Gateway

Saint Petersburg

FL

Comfort Suites

Panama City

FL

Comfort Inn & Suites

Clearwater

FL

Comfort Suites Historic District

Savannah

GA

Comfort Suites Northlake

Tucker

GA

Comfort Suites

Brunswick

GA

Comfort Suites Atlanta Airport

Atlanta

GA

Comfort Inn I-95 North

Brunswick

GA

Comfort Inn & Suites

Cordele

GA

Comfort Inn

Darien

GA

Comfort Inn & Suites

Statesboro

GA

Comfort Suites

Locust Grove

GA

Comfort Inn

Story City

IA

Comfort Inn

Oskaloosa

IA

Comfort Suites Lombard-Addison

Lombard

IL

Comfort Inn Arlington Heights-Chicago

Arlington Heights

IL

Comfort Inn

Marion

IL

Comfort Inn

Orland Park

IL

Comfort Inn

Rockford

IL

Comfort Inn

Downers Grove

IL

Comfort Suites

Oakbrook Terrace

IL

Comfort Suites

Peoria

IL

Comfort Inn

Gurnee

IL

Comfort Inn & Suites

Rochelle

IL

Comfort Suites

Schaumburg

IL

Comfort Suites

Bloomington

IL

Comfort Suites

Mount Vernon

IL

Comfort Inn O'Hare

Des Plaines

IL

Comfort Suites Urbana Champaign, University Area

Urbana

IL

Comfort Inn

Kokomo

IN

Comfort Suites NE Indianpolis Fishers

Indianapolis

IN

Comfort Inn

Warren

IN

Comfort Suites City Centre

Indianapolis

IN

Comfort Inn

Bloomington

IN

Comfort Inn

Nashville

IN

Comfort Inn

Ferdinand

IN

Comfort Suites Airport

Wichita

KS

Comfort Suites

Manhattan

KS

Comfort Inn & Suites

Newton

KS

Comfort Suites

Dodge City

KS

Comfort Suites Airport

Louisville

KY

Comfort Suites

Elizabethtown

KY

Comfort Inn & Suites

Madisonville

KY

Comfort Suites

Hopkinsville

KY

Comfort Suites Bossier City – Shreveport East

Bossier City

LA

Comfort Inn

Broussard

LA

Comfort Suites

Gonzales

LA

Comfort Inn & Suites

Houma

LA

Comfort Suites

Lafayette

LA

Comfort Inn & Suites

Scott

LA

Comfort Inn & Suites Colonial

Sturbridge

MA

Comfort Inn & Suites Logan International Airport

Revere

MA

Comfort Inn Randolph-Boston

Randolph

MA

Comfort Inn at Joint Base Andrews

Clinton

MD

Comfort Inn & Suites BWI Airport

Baltimore

MD

Comfort Suites

Freeport

ME

Comfort Inn & Suites

Wilton

ME

Comfort Inn

Bangor

ME

Comfort Inn Airport

South Portland

ME

Comfort Suites

Saginaw

MI

Comfort Inn & Suites

Coldwater

MI

Comfort Suites

Wixom

MI

Comfort Inn & Suites Dimondale-Lansing

Dimondale

MI

Comfort Suites Canal Park

Duluth

MN

Comfort Suites

Rochester

MN

Comfort Suites & Conference Center

Worthington

MN

Comfort Suites

Saint Charles

MO

Comfort Inn & Suites St. Louis-Chesterfield

Chesterfield

MO

Comfort Inn

Bethany

MO

Comfort Inn

Maryville

MO

Comfort Inn & Suites

Kansas City

MO

Comfort Inn St. Robert/Fort Leonard Wood

Saint Robert

MO

Comfort Suites

Saint Charles

MO

Comfort Inn & Suites

Chillicothe

MO

Comfort Inn

Moberly

MO

Comfort Inn St. Louis-Westport

Saint Louis

MO

Comfort Inn & Suites

Branson

MO

Comfort Inn

Kingdom City

MO

Comfort Suites Airport

Flowood

MS

Comfort Suites

Olive Branch

MS

Comfort Inn & Suites

Grenada

MS

Comfort Suites

Hattiesburg

MS

Comfort Inn

Butte

MT

Comfort Inn

Dillon

MT

Comfort Suites Airport

Helena

MT

Comfort Inn

Miles City

MT

Comfort Inn

Apex

NC

Comfort Inn Research Triangle Park

Durham

NC

Comfort Inn & Suites Crabtree Village

Raleigh

NC

Comfort Suites Regency Park

Cary

NC

Comfort Inn

Asheboro

NC

Comfort Inn

Shelby

NC

Comfort Inn

Jonesville

NC

Comfort Inn South Oceanfront

Nags Head

NC

Comfort Inn

Lenoir

NC

Comfort Suites Northlake

Charlotte

NC

Comfort Suites

Southport

NC

Comfort Suites Airport

Charlotte

NC

Comfort Suites Concord Mills

Concord

NC

Comfort Inn & Suites Kannapolis - Concord

Kannoapolis

NC

Comfort Suites

Pineville

NC

Comfort Inn

Dickinson

ND

Comfort Suites

Fargo

ND

Comfort Inn & Suites

North Conway

NH

Comfort Inn

Edgewater

NJ

Comfort Suites University

Las Cruces

NM

Comfort Inn & Suites

Los Alamos

NM

Comfort Suites

Carlsbad

NM

Comfort Suites Fernley

Fernley

NV

Comfort Inn

Glenmont

NY

Comfort Inn Chelsey

New York

NY

Comfort Inn & Suites

Hamburg

NY

Comfort Inn JFK Airport

Jamaica

NY

Comfort Inn Brooklyn-Downtown

Brooklyn

NY

Comfort Suites Buffalo Airport

Buffalo

NY

Comfort Inn & Suites East Greenbush - Albany

Castleton

NY

Comfort Inn

Syosset

NY

Comfort Inn Times Square South Area

New York

NY

Comfort Inn & Suites Airport

Syracuse

NY

Comfort Inn Carrier Circle

Syracuse

NY

Comfort Inn Manhattan Bridge

New York

NY

Comfort Inn & Suites Adj to Akwesasne Mohawk Casino

Hogansburg

NY

Comfort Inn Times Square West

New York

NY

Comfort Inn

Jamaica

NY

Comfort Inn Near Financial District

New York

NY

Comfort Inn Brooklyn City Center

Brooklyn

NY

Comfort Suites

Rochester

NY

Comfort Inn & Suites

Syracuse

NY

Comfort Inn Rochester Monroe Ave.

Rochester

NY

Comfort Inn

East Liverpool

OH

Comfort Suites

Hartville

OH

Comfort Inn

Millersburg

OH

Comfort Inn Downtown

Cleveland

OH

Comfort Suites

Cincinnati

OH

Comfort Inn & Suites

Fremont

OH

Comfort Suites

Berlin

OH

Comfort Inn

Austintown

OH

Comfort Suites

Twinsburg

OH

Comfort Inn & Suites

Wadsworth

OH

Comfort Inn & Suites

Kent

OH

Comfort Inn Hall of Fame

Canton

OH

Comfort Inn

Akron

OH

Comfort Inn

Cambridge

OH

Comfort Suites

Twinsburg

OH

Comfort Inn

Marion

OH

Comfort Inn & Suites

Caldwell

OH

Comfort Inn & Suites

Pryor

OH

Comfort Inn & Suites

McAlester

OH

Comfort Inn & Suites

Ardmore

OK

Comfort Inn & Suites Newcastle-Oklahoma City

Newcastle

OK

Comfort Suites

Springfield

OR

Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge

The Dalles

OR

Comfort Suites

Albany

OR

Comfort Suites

Carlisle

PA

Comfort Inn and Suites

Erie

PA

Comfort Inn

Pine Grove

PA

Comfort Inn

Clarion

PA

Comfort Inn

Selinsgrove

PA

Comfort Inn

Ebensburg

PA

Comfort Suites Downtown Carlisle

Carlisle

PA

Comfort Inn - Pocono Mountains

White Haven

PA

Comfort Suites Grantville - Hershey North

Grantville

PA

Comfort Inn Mechanicsburg - Harrisburg South

Mechanicsburg

PA

Comfort Inn

New Castle

PA

Comfort Inn & Suites

Butler

PA

Comfort Inn

Towanda

PA

Comfort Inn

Clearfield

PA

Comfort Inn & Suites

Washington

PA

Comfort Suites

Edinboro

PA

Comfort Inn

Mercer

PA

Comfort Inn Pittston - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Pittson

PA

Comfort Inn NJ State Capital Area

Morrisville

PA

Comfort Inn Lebanon Valley - Ft. Indiantown Gap

Jonestown

PA

Comfort Suites Hummelstown – Hershey

Hummelstown

PA

Comfort Suites

Monroeville

PA

The Comfort Inn Pawtucket - Providence

Pawtucket

RI

Comfort Suites West of the Ashley

Charleston

SC

Comfort Suites

Anderson

SC

Comfort Suites

Sumter

SC

Comfort Inn Clemson University

Clemson

SC

Comfort Suites at Isle of Palms Connector

Mount Pleasant

SC

Comfort Inn

Columbia

SC

Comfort Inn & Suites

Orangeburg

SC

Comfort Inn

Blythewood

SC

Comfort Inn & Suites

Sioux Falls

SD

Comfort Inn

Oak Ridge

TN

Comfort Suites

Johnson City

TN

Comfort Suites Kodak - Sevierville

Kodak

TN

Comfort Suites

Jackson

TN

Comfort Inn

Athens

TN

Comfort Suites

Houston

TX

Comfort Inn & Suites

Pharr

TX

Comfort Suites North Fossil Creek

Fort Worth

TX

Comfort Inn DFW Airport North

Irving

TX

Comfort Inn & Suites Love Field – Dallas Market Center

Dallas

TX

Comfort Suites NW Lakeline

Austin

TX

Comfort Inn Mansfield

Mansfield

TX

Comfort Suites Las Colinas Center

Irving

TX

Comfort Suites

Longview

TX

Comfort Suites

Mesquite

TX

Comfort Suites

Deer Park

TX

Comfort Suites

Brownsville

TX

Comfort Suites Hobby Airport

Houston

TX

Comfort Suites Lindale-Tyler North

Lindale

TX

Comfort Inn & Suites near Comanche Peak

Glen Rose

TX

Comfort Suites San Antonio North - Stone Oak

San Antonio

TX

Comfort Suites

Grand Prairie

TX

Comfort Suites

Arlington

TX

Comfort Suites at Lake Worth

Fort Worth

TX

Comfort Suites near Northeast Mall

Richland Hills

TX

Comfort Inn

Fort Worth

TX

Comfort Suites West Dallas - Cockrell Hill

Dallas

TX

Comfort Suites

Waxahachie

TX

Comfort Suites

Mineral Wells

TX

Comfort Suites

Mabank

TX

Comfort Inn & Suites & Suites Texas Hill Country

Boerne

TX

Comfort Inn & Suites Frisco - Plano

Frisco

TX

Comfort Inn & Suites

Alvarado

TX

Comfort Suites

Cotulla

TX

Comfort Inn & Suites Fort Worth West

White Settlement

TX

Comfort Inn & Suites

Orem

TX

Comfort Inn & Suites

Red Oak

TX

Comfort Inn & Suites

Orem

UT

Comfort Inn

Springfield

VA

Comfort Suites Southpark

Colonial Heights

VA

Comfort Suites Innsbrook

Glen Allen

VA

Comfort Inn Lynchburg South

Altavista

VA

Comfort Inn Gunston Corner Near Ft. Belvoir

Lorton

VA

Comfort Inn Gloucester

Gloucester

VA

Comfort Suites

Fredericksburg

VA

Comfort Inn Near Quantico Main Gate North

Dumfries

VA

Comfort Inn & Suites

Alexandria

VA

Comfort Inn & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Virginia Beach

VA

Comfort Suites at Virginia Center Commons

Glen Allen

VA

Comfort Inn & Suites

South Hill

VA

Comfort Inn

Ellensburg

WA

Comfort Inn Conference Center Tumwater - Olympia

Tumwater

WA

Comfort Suites

Oshkosh

WI

Comfort Suites at Royal Ridges

Ripon

WI

Comfort Inn

Beckley

WV

Comfort Suites Parkersburg South

Mineral Wells

WV

Comfort Inn & Suites

Cheyenne

WY

Comfort Inn

Evansville

WY

 

Comfort Inn®:  Rested. Set. Go.

When you travel, what do you need to be ready for the day ahead? At Comfort Inn® hotels we think we've got a pretty good idea. Like friendly staff, comfortable rooms, and amenities you can count on, for a start. Can't decide if you want a soft or firm pillow? Don't worry—your bed has both.  Our premium bedding will leave you rested and refreshed in the morning, just in time to enjoy our signature free hot breakfast.  Now, if you can't decide which waffle to try first, we suggest flipping a coin—because both the original and flavored are delicious. 

With all the amenities you need, and hotels everywhere you want to be­, Comfort Inn will get you rested and ready for anything.  After all, behind every great day is a great night. 

Comfort Suites®: Rested. Set. Go. 

Bigger really is better. And at Comfort Suites hotels, you'll find more of the space you need to spread out, relax or work —25% more space than a traditional room, to be exact. Stretch out on the sofa, be productive at the desk or kick back in our premium bedding. Comfort Suites hotels have the essentials you need to stay on your game and to be your best. 

As all-suites, 100% smoke free hotels, every Comfort Suites hotel has the extra space you need with the extras you want —like a refrigerator and a microwave in the convenience of your own suite, and a fitness center and pool in just about every hotel to help you stay active while you're on the go. Don't forget to start your day off right with a free hot breakfast—with our signature waffles that are always a favorite—and get the fuel you need to be ready for the day ahead.  Because behind every great day is a great night.

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc.® (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest lodging companies. With more than 6,300 hotels franchised in more than 35 countries and territories, we represent more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of June 30, 2015, 613 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 23 million members and counting, check out our Choice Privileges® rewards program to see how you can reap the benefits of being a member of the Choice Hotels® family. All hotels are individually owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.

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