Cambria Suites Says It's OK to Declare "No Vacancy" at Your Home This Holiday Season

One in three Americans lie to avoid house guests during the holidays - Cambria Suites is rewarding these "Little White Holiday Lies"

Dec 01, 2011, 10:00 ET from Choice Hotels International, Inc.

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Changing sheets in the guest room, inflating the air mattress and putting out extra towels for visitors – does this scenario give you the chills? According to a study by Cambria Suites, about one in three American adults (33 percent) have lied to relatives in the past to avoid having them as a house guest during the holidays. This year, Cambria Suites comes to the rescue and will make you love your loved ones even more – by giving you the chance to win gift cards to accommodate them in a Cambria Suites contemporary, upscale all-suite hotel for free. This way, you can enjoy the company of family and friends without the stresses of having overnight guests.

Starting today, participate in the Cambria Suites "Little White Holiday Lies" promotion on Facebook for a chance to win a Choice Hotels gift card that you can redeem at any Cambria Suites property or other Choice Hotels franchise, and a VISA gift card to add some fun to your holiday shopping. If you dare to share your little white lie on how you avoid house guests with Cambria Suites, you could win a grand prize. The most creative, appropriate, and original lie will be rewarded with a $500 Choice Hotels gift card and a $1,000 VISA gift card. Want to keep your best excuse a secret? You can still enter for a chance to be one of six lucky winners chosen at random to receive a $250 Choice Hotels gift card and $250 VISA gift card. The promotion ends December 16.   

According to the Cambria Suites survey conducted this time last year, the most popular excuse to stay guest- and worry-free over the holidays include pretending to go out of town (36 percent), followed by being sick (34 percent), not having an extra bed (34 percent), hosting other visitors (22 percent), and renovating the home (14 percent).

Having family and friends stay at a hotel is not only a great gift for yourself, but for your loved ones. Instead of sleepless nights on an air mattress, Cambria Suites guests enjoy spacious suites that are larger than most hotel rooms. All 19 Cambria Suites hotels in the U.S. feature Reflect, a casual dining and gathering area serving a dinner menu, liquor, wine, beer, freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches, a barista bar featuring Wolfgang Puck® coffee, Cheesecake Factory® desserts and a hot breakfast buffet; Refresh, a 1,200 square foot, 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.

No purchase necessary. A purchase of any kind will not increase your chance to win. Begins 12/1/11 and ends 12/16/11. For complete details, please read the Official Sweepstakes Rules and the Official Contest Rules.

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.

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) franchises more than 6,100 hotels, representing more than 490,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of September 30, 2011, 430 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 35,000 rooms, and 94 hotels, representing approximately 8,700 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 serve guests worldwide. In addition, via its Ascend Collection membership program, travelers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean have upscale lodging options at historic, boutique and unique hotels.

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