New Cambria Suites Groundbreaking Set for October 21 113-suite hotel in Avon, Ohio will blend style, form and function for travelers

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, Ceres Enterprises, LLC, and Consolidated Construction Company are set to break ground on a new Cambria Suites hotel at 35600 Detroit Road in Avon, Ohio on October 21, 2013.

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The 113-suite hotel, expected to be completed in early fall 2014, will be designed for guests who want to take their lifestyle with them when they travel.  The rooms, typically larger than traditional hotel rooms, will exude a more intimate decor and offer separate work and living areas with ergonomic chairs, moveable desks and upscale linens.  Each suite will allow guests to stay connected and enjoy prime entertainment with amenities such as two flat-screen LCD televisions, a CD/DVD player, and MP3 jacks. 

The entire property will offer complimentary wired and wireless high-speed internet access.  Like all Cambria Suites hotels, the Avon property will feature other fine amenities such as Reflect, a casual dining area serving a dinner menu, liquor, wine, beer and freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches, a barista bar featuring coffee and a hot breakfast buffet; Refresh, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an elegant pool and hot tub/spa area; and Refill, a 24-7 convenience store that offers energy drinks, snacks and sundries.

"We look forward to bringing the distinctive Cambria Suites experience to travelers visiting Avon, Ohio," says Michael Murphy, Senior Vice President of Cambria Suites. "Ceres Enterprises has been a very strong partner and enjoyed tremendous success with their Cambria Suites in Indiana.  They understand the brand and deliver its promise every single day through their outstanding management, dedicated staff and hotel knowledge.  We know they'll do the same in Ohio, and as we break ground, it's nice to be one step closer."

Owners Frank and David Crisafi of Ceres Enterprises have extensive experience in hotel and real estate development.  They currently operate a very successful Cambria Suites in Noblesville, Indiana, along with several other premier hotel franchises in the Ohio area and beyond. 

"When we sought to expand our hotel portfolio, Cambria Suites was an obvious choice," said David Crisafi, President of Ceres Enterprises.  "The brand offers a unique value proposition in the upscale category with amenities that allow travelers to be at their best.  My father, Frank Crisafi, and I have lived here and done business here for most of our lives and have owned and operated hotels in the Cleveland area for over 20 years.  The market growth and potential in Avon is extremely positive and we look forward to bringing the Cambria brand to the area."

About Cambria Suites
Cambria Suites offers contemporary, upscale accommodations at affordable prices.  Designed as a lifestyle hotel brand, Cambria Suites offers more than just a place to sleep at night.  It features a larger lobby to give guests a more social atmosphere, all-suite rooms that are larger than standard hotel rooms and include a separate living, working and sleeping space, providing business and leisure travelers a haven to relax, socialize and network.  There are currently 18 properties open across the country and nearly 30 under development. For more information visit www.cambriasuites.com

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises approximately 6,200 hotels, representing more than 499,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of December 31, 2012, 394 hotels, representing more than 31,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 88 hotels, representing approximately 7,800 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 20 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 at its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide.   All hotels are independently owned and operated.

Choice Hotels International offers the Choice Privileges rewards program. With nearly 18 million members worldwide, it is one of the fastest growing loyalty programs in the travel industry.

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

About Ceres Enterprises
Ceres Enterprises, LLC, owns and operates fine hotels.  It is family owned and managed by Frank Crisafi, CEO, and his son, David Crisafi, President. Both have extensive and successful careers in hotel and real estate development and they have each earned their Law Degrees from Cleveland State University and the University of Virginia, respectively.  Working with the premier franchises of the hotel industry, Marriott, Hilton, and Choice, they have developed a market-dominating portfolio in the Cleveland and Troy, Ohio markets, as well as in Noblesville, IN.  Learn more at www.ceresdevelopment.com.

About Consolidated Construction Company
Consolidated Construction, a full-service construction contractor, is proud to deliver expert design/build services for manufacturing and industrial, food, hospitality, commercial, and health care clients. We've been in business since 1950, and throughout our history we've designed and managed projects, and employed dedicated field crews that perform concrete, precast, steel, and carpentry work for our own projects and others throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest.  Learn more at http://www.consolidated-const.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, Inc.

© 2013 Choice Hotels International, Inc.  All rights reserved.

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