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  • Mar 1, 2020
    LODGING Magazine

    The first-time membership of Choice Hotels International, Inc., in the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) was big news. Now, AHLA counts the 10 largest hotel companies in the United States as members. Choice’s CEO and president, Pat Pacious, sat down with LODGING to cover a range of topics, including why Choice chose to sign on with AHLA now, the trends that are driving the extended-stay segment, the company’s new extended-stay brand, Everhome Suites, and what differentiates him as a leader and Choice as a hotel company.

  • Jan 28, 2020
    USA Today

    Choice Hotels plans to announce Monday that it’s launching a new mid-priced extended-stay hotel chain called Everhome Suites that it says can perform well even if the economy slows or heads south – a big drawing card for franchisees.

  • Oct 4, 2019

    Choice Hotels, known for its Comfort Inn and Quality Inn brands, has its own loyalty program: Choice Privileges. It may be just what you need to get in on all those award travel perks everyone’s been talking about without breaking your budget. Here are six reasons why this rewards program might be right for you.

  • Jun 17, 2019
    Ad Age

    As peak travel season gets underway, Choice Hotels is getting down to business—by focusing on the corporate voyager. On Monday, the Rockville, Maryland-based chain is releasing its new campaign, “Our Business is You.” The company expects to use the tagline to appeal to consumers traveling for both leisure and business—a large investment focus for Choice.

  • May 15, 2019

    Zach O'Haire believes there is no job better than his. He establishes the craft-beer program and chooses the beer lineup for each of Cambria's 42 hotels.

  • May 13, 2019
    Black Enterprise

    A new survey by Mandala Research shows that African American travelers are a significant travel group who contributed about $63 billion to the U.S. travel and tourism economy in 2018. Contrast that with the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD), which estimates that less than 1% of hotels are owned by black women. The disparity is eye-opening to say the least. Choice Hotels International is tackling this disparity head-on with its one-of-a-kind emerging markets franchise development team that began in 2003. The effort has led to more black women ownership in the hospitality industry.

  • May 1, 2019

    A Cambria-sponsored survey found that nearly half of all business professionals drink less alcohol than they used to when traveling on business.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Cambria, an upmarket property operated by Choice Hotels, recently commissioned a survey of 2,000 business travelers to gauge their habits and preferences while on the road. Among the findings: the nightcap—that evening libation over which so much business and (for better or worse) personal bonding has taken place for decades—doesn’t mean what it used to.

  • Feb 7, 2019

    Choice Hotels is one of the largest hotel companies in the world and has sustained an 80-year legacy of innovation that has shaped the hotel industry as we know it. I recently spoke to Stewart Bainum, Jr., current chairman of the board of directors, former CEO, and son of the founder of Choice Hotels International, as well as Patrick Pacious, current president and CEO of the company.

  • Jan 29, 2019
    Los Angeles Times

    A downtown tower that once stored swanky cars will soon house upscale travelers following its remake as the Cambria Hotel Los Angles – Spring Street.