Choice Hotels adds 15 properties in January

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND Choice Hotels International Inc. added 15 newly- franchised properties during January. The openings include hotels in five states and five other countries, adding more than 1,000 guestrooms to the company’s existing inventory of 490,000-plus units.

Select properties that opened in January include:

Hotel Seville, an Ascend Collection hotel, Harrison, Arkansas. The 1929 Hotel Seville is a chic haven in downtown Harrison close to area businesses and the pristine Buffalo National River. As a result of a US$3.5 million renovation in 2008, each of the 57 guestrooms and suites combine modern conveniences like Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, pillow-top mattresses and oversized desks with historic flair. Seville boasts a dramatic grand lobby with soaring ceilings, terrazzo floors and a wrought-iron chandelier. The hotel’s full-service John Paul’s restaurant serves up drinks and live music for a fun, casual vibe.

Clarion Hotel, Copan Ruinas, Honduras. Located just minutes from downtown, the Clarion Hotel Copan Ruinas offers features like free newspapers, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, outdoor pool and hot tub. The hotel’s on-site Las Ruinas Restaurant and El Arqueologo Bar provide a warm and inviting atmosphere where guests can enjoy a delicious meal or signature drink. Guestrooms also offer pillow-top mattresses, plasma TVs and in-room coffee makers. Select suites also feature in-bath whirlpools.

Quality Inn & Suites Saltillo Eurotel, Mexico. Minutes from historic downtown Saltillo and close to the Plan de Guadalupe International Airport, guests of this smoke-free hotel can enjoy free wireless high-speed Internet, free breakfast, free newspapers, free local and airport transportation and an indoor heated pool.

Other additions to the Choice portfolio include:

Comfort: Champs-sur-Marne, France; Tourcoing, France

Quality: Blythe, California; College Park, Georgia; Lakewood, Colorado; Maple Ridge, Canada; Nice, France, Orleans, France, Paris; Ste. Anne de Beaupre, Canada; Vosakhapatnam, India

Ascend Collection: Suites at Sunchase, South Padre Island, Texas