FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fort Lauderdale-based Future Energy Solutions (FES) today announced it has been selected as a Qualified Vendor by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH). Choice Hotels is one of the world's leading hotel companies and franchisor of more than 6,400 hotels around the world across 10 well-known global brands, which include Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Cambria hotels & suites as well as the Ascend Hotel Collection.
The agreement provides more than 5,300 Choice Hotels franchisees across the United States access to FES' Gold Initiative Program (the FES Program), enabling them to potentially achieve significant energy and maintenance savings at zero capital cost.
"Our Qualified Vendor program identifies the best in class hospitality offerings on the market, taking out the guess work for our hotel franchisees and enabling them to focus on what they do best -- delivering exceptional guest experiences," said Rick Summa, vice president of Procurement Services for Choice Hotels.
The new relationship was initiated after select Choice Hotels franchisees' partnered with FES to upgrade their exterior lighting, seeing the quality of the lighting upgrades completed, and having reviewed the details of the FES Program. With over 650 customer sites across the USA, FES demonstrated its ability to deliver the FES Program nationwide.
The FES Program for businesses is unique as the Company supplies and installs new energy-efficient lighting fixtures for customers at no capital cost to them, and maintains the lamp, ballast and fixture at no cost to the customer for the lifetime of the agreement. The FES Program utilizes an unparalleled, customized financial model to help create savings for customers that would otherwise be impossible for them to achieve at no capital cost, helps eliminate their maintenance costs, and turns an operational expense into an asset.
FES installs the new energy efficient lighting systems with little to no impact on a customer's day-to-day operations.
The enhanced lighting levels, along with subsequent improvements to the quality, health and safety of the customer environment, leads to heightened visibility and an enhanced sense of security for staff and customers. Other benefits include a substantial reduction in the site's carbon footprint and the transfer of maintenance responsibility to FES, which assumes all upkeep for the lights throughout the FES Program contract term.
FES is delighted to be selected as a Qualified Vendor by Choice Hotels, as hotels are a perfect fit for the Gold Initiative Program, according to FES Chief Executive Officer Daniel Gold.
"Hotel owners often forego investing in upgrades such as exterior lighting that don't directly translate into added sales or service standards. Their priorities are to focus on those standards and amenities that bring in guests and result in more bookings," Gold says. "But FES makes it possible for them to get the best of both worlds: state-of-the-art, energy-efficient lighting systems with no upfront investment and the ability to concentrate on the hospitality side of their business."
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest lodging companies. With more than 6,400 hotels franchised in more than 35 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International® represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of December 31, 2015, 720 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®, Rodeway Inn®, and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™ brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 25 million members and counting, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from instant, every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join. All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information. © 2016. Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.
About Future Energy Solutions (FES)
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Future Energy Solutions (FES) is an innovative, global, green technology company that designs, installs and maintains energy-efficient lighting solutions for industrial and commercial markets. Future Energy Solutions' Program allows Customers substantial cost savings, energy-efficient light fixtures and improved lighting levels at no capital cost.
FES has upgraded exterior lighting for clients in a wide variety of fields, including fast food/fast casual restaurants, shopping plazas, private schools, gas stations, automotive dealerships, parking garages, warehouses and more. To learn more about Future Energy Solutions, call +1 954 714 0300 or visit www.feslighting.com.
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