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Choice Hotels opens 6,000th franchised property

Choice Hotels International, Inc. has announced that it has reached 6,000 franchised properties online with the opening of the Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile, an Ascend Collection hotel. According to the information provided, the hotel, located adjacent to Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, is owned by The Chartres Lodging Group, LLC, of San Francisco, and operated by Kokua Hospitality.

"We are extremely excited to reach the 6,000 property milestone, particularly with a historic property of the caliber and quality of the Inn of Chicago," said Stephen P. Joyce, president and chief executive officer, Choice Hotels International. "Strong, well-known brands, a proven ability to drive business to our franchisees' hotels, and an unrelenting focus on our owners' return on investment and property-level profitability continue to fuel our global growth."

Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises hotels in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. This number is set to increase as, the company says, there are more than 800 hotels under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States and an additional 110 hotels under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 other countries and territories. The company owns a number of brands including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion and Cambria Suites. (kbp)

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