Choice Hotels International Appoints New Vice President Of Franchise Development

May 12, 2014, 14:56 ET from Choice Hotels International, Inc.

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced today that it has appointed Tim Muir as vice president, franchise development. Muir will be responsible for the franchise growth of the Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Cambria Suites, Sleep Inn and the Ascend Hotel Collection brands, and will report directly to David Pepper, senior vice president, global development.

"Welcoming an industry leader of Tim's caliber to Choice Hotels is a testament to the strength of our brands and proven franchise system," said Pepper. "Choice Hotels is capitalizing on the upswing in the lodging industry and current lending environment. I am confident that Tim's leadership and experience will be an excellent addition to our franchise development organization and look forward to the continued success of our team."

Muir brings over 25 years of franchise sales and development experience to Choice Hotels, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President, Franchise Sales and Development for Wyndham Hotel Group. A proven leader at Wyndham, Muir was responsible for all new construction brands in North America and led an aggressive, strategic approach to create new growth opportunities.

Choice Hotels franchises more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 35 other countries and territories across the world.

About Choice Hotels Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 35 other countries and territories.  As of March 31, 2014, 398 hotels, representing more than 30,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 95 hotels, representing approximately 8,900 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 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 as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide.

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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.

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