Choice Hotels Hosts Surprise Visit By Steve Harvey

World Famous Entertainer Delights Hotel Guests by Broadcasting His Live Radio Show from Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman

Feb 12, 2016, 08:55 ET from Choice Hotels International, Inc.

SEVEN MILE BEACH, Grand Cayman, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman received special star power this week with a surprise visit of multi-award winning entertainer, author and philanthropist Steve Harvey. Mr. Harvey joined his radio co-hosts Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles, Shirley Strawberry and Kier 'Junior' Spates at the recently renovated tropical hotel for a live poolside broadcast of the highly acclaimed Steve Harvey Morning Show, one of the top-rated morning radio programs in the United States. 

The visit took place during two days of previously scheduled live programming of the Steve Harvey Morning Show featuring the radio co-hosts broadcasting live, poolside, at the recently renovated Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach to detail their experience at the hotel and around the Caribbean island.

"I couldn't let my crew come down to the Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach without me," joked Mr. Harvey. "That's just cold. They were leaving me in the snow while they came to Grand Cayman to play in the sand. Who wouldn't want to spend a few days in paradise with good friends? I'm steps from the one of the world's greatest beaches here. Plus, Choice Hotels has taken good care of mine and Marjorie's Foundation and youth mentoring programs for years now. I am so happy to support a business that supports the community."

Comfort Suites is one of eleven global brands franchised by parent company, Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading lodging providers. The company has had a long standing philanthropic relationship with Mr. Harvey, contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars and in-kind donations to the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation, most notably through its loyalty rewards program, Choice Privileges.

"Choice Hotels and Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach are so excited to extend a warm welcome to Steve Harvey," said Anne Smith, vice president of brand strategy for Choice Hotels who was a guest of the hotel at the time. "Choice prides itself on being able to bring people to people, not just places. We love that our hotels foster human connections. Steve Harvey, with his warm, trusting and friendly persona, really embodies that. Between his daytime television program, game show, movie projects, books, radio show and community service -- you name it -- Steve Harvey has so many responsibilities! We are so thrilled and honored he chose to spend time with us and to do the show from here."

The Comfort brand's recently unveiled tagline -- Rested. Set. Go. -- signals a promise to strive to offer guests a refreshing hotel experience. The brand has been undergoing a multi-year, multi-faceted transformation, implementing expansive renovations and upgrades, plus the addition of many newly constructed, freshly designed hotels across the United States. These enhancements come in addition to a complimentary hot breakfast which features new items such as Greek yogurt with healthy toppings; larger, plusher towels; an exclusive line of salon-quality bath and hair products recently developed by the brand called RAIO; plus free Wi-Fi and fitness centers – a must for business travelers. Further underscoring the brand's support for travelers' well-being, as of July 1, 2016, Comfort will be the largest single hotel brand to offer a completely smoke-free stay across America. The extent to which the brand is transforming has not gone unnoticed by customers. Guest satisfaction scores for the Comfort brand are currently at an all-time high.

Within steps of Grand Cayman's stunning Seven Mile Beach, the top rated Comfort Suites Seven Mile Beach property boasts a recently remodeled Caymanian atmosphere, roomy studios and renovated one- and two-bedroom suites with a kitchenette and all the conveniences of home. For easy dining, the property also features Stingers Restaurant onsite, serving up a great variety of local fare for lunch and dinner.

Choice Hotels currently has 11 hotels open and operating in the Caribbean, including this location in the Cayman Islands, next door to Atlantis in the Bahamas, on Curacao, St. Maarten, Aruba and Puerto Rico.

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. We've got all the essentials you need to stay on your game while you're away and be your best.  Because behind every great day is a great night.

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.

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, Choice Hotels International® represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of September 30, 2015, 638 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 25 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 independently owned and operated. Visit us at for more information.



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