June 20, 2013 at 16:48 PM EDT
Sleep Inn & Suites Hotel of Cross Lanes, West Virginia Awarded Prestigious Honor

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sleep Inn & Suites hotel of Cross Lanes, West Virginia has once again been awarded the coveted 2013 Choice Hotels International Hotel of the Year Award for the Sleep brand. Repeat winners Angela and Kelsey Harding, Sr. received the distinction at the 59th annual Choice Hotels International Convention in Los Angeles. Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) franchisor of the Sleep brand, is one of the world's largest hotel companies.

"The Hotel of the Year award goes to those at the pinnacle of lodging excellence," said Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president of brand strategy and marketing for Choice Hotels International. "The Sleep Inn & Suites hotel of Cross Lanes has demonstrated a drive to be the very best, offering superior customer service and exceptional experiences for its guests."

The Sleep Inn & Suites Cross Lanes was ahead of the pack in embracing the brand's Designed to Dream® hotel refresh program, which was created to help offer guests an even more refreshing and restful stay.

"Many of our guests tell us this is their 'home away from home,'" said Sleep Inn & Suites Cross Lanes General Manager and Owner Angela Harding. "They love being greeted by our smiling, friendly staff and love the fact that they can count on having a stylish and comfortable room, a great breakfast and warm, unpretentious hospitality."

The 119-room hotel sits very close to the Mardi Gras Hotel and Casino atop a high point in the area, providing beautiful views of West Virginia. It is also near downtown Charleston, West Virginia State University, the Charleston Civic Center, Blenko Glass Company Visitor Center and the Charleston Area Medical Center. Visitors enjoy browsing the Charleston Town Center shopping mall and the Capitol Market farmer's market. Amenities include a Morning Medley hot breakfast, high-speed Internet, cable television with HBO and an exercise room.

Every year, the Choice Hotels Owners Council presents the Hotel of the Year Award to a property that consistently demonstrates lodging excellence. Nominees for this prestigious award all rank among the top hotels within the brand.

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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