Quality Suites Hotel of Lansing, Michigan Named Hotel of the Year

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Already a consistently exceptional performer in the hotel industry, the Quality Suites Hotel of Lansing, Michigan brought home its latest big honor: Choice Hotels International 2013 Hotel of the Year Award for the Quality brand. The award was presented at the 59th annual Choice Hotels International convention in Los Angeles. Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Quality brand, is one of the world's largest hotel companies.

Hotel of the Year awardees are chosen by their peers – members of the Choice Hotels Owners Council. Nominees for the prestigious award all rank among the top hotels within the brand.

"The Hotel of the Year Award recognizes superior and consistent excellence," said Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president, of brand strategy and marketing for Choice Hotels International. "To have been chosen from the nearly 1,200 domestic hotels within the Quality brand is a tremendous achievement and we applaud this hotel's extraordinary efforts."

"Our people make our hotel exceptional," said General Manager Michael Rice. "Every member of our team is committed to delivering a first-rate guest experience – and to immediately correct any issues that come to their attention. In addition to the service, our guests rave about our hot, cooked-to-order breakfast and evening social hours."

The hotel's commitment to service extends beyond the walls of the property. Serving the community runs deep for the employees of Lansing's Quality Suites hotel. The hotel sponsored an all-employee team walk to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. General Manager Mike Rice also recently presented a generous donation to a local, nationally-recognized healing center dedicated to grieving children who have lost a sibling or parent. Members of the staff were especially proud to support a memorial fund honoring a local 21-year-old senior airman who lost his life defending our nation; that fund has awarded more than $50,000 in college scholarships to local deserving high school students.

The dedicated staff and ownership take pride in the 117-room hotel in Michigan's capital. Located just off the Saginaw Highway, minutes from General Motors' Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant, Michigan State University, Lansing's Capital City Airport, The Summit at The Capital Centre and Spartan Stadium, the 100 percent non-smoking hotel is the perfect place to stay in the Lansing area.

The hotel features eco-friendly initiatives and policies that include low-flow showers, faucets and toilets, Energy Star appliances, and more. Amenities include free continental breakfast, a fitness center, sauna, hot tub, 24-hour convenience store/gift shop, and the evening social hour, with cocktails, beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. This all-suite hotel also offers the luxury of the two-room suites overlooking a magnificent atrium courtyard.

About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises over 6,200 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories.  As of March 31, 2013, 395 hotels, representing more than 30,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States.  Additionally, 81 hotels, representing approximately 7,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 20 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.

Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. website, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.

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.

© 2013 Choice Hotels International, Inc.  All rights reserved.

SOURCE Choice Hotels International, Inc.

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