Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels
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Choice Hotels International, Inc. is a hospitality holding corporation based in Rockville, Maryland, in the United States. The company owns the hotel and motel brands Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Hotel & Suites, Mainstay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, and Ascend Hotel Collection

The company was started in 1939 as Quality Courts, a referral chain consisting of seven motel owners in the South. It published the names of all properties complying with its standards and referred guests to the member properties. In 1941, the group incorporated as Quality Courts United. Later, the motel chain operated under the name Quality Motels (1963–1971) and Quality Inns International (since 1972). Quality Courts United accepted franchise hotels without strict norms or guidelines from the company. This is different from Holiday Inn which from its beginning implemented numerous mandatory standards and guidelines (e.g., room size and amenities) at every one of its locations. Also, Quality Inn accepted franchisees with existi...read more

Country of origin 
US United States
Business established 
1939
Franchising since 
1968
Number of units (worldwide) 
6.400
Target countries 
AR AR
AU AU
AT AT
BR BR
BG BG
HR HR
CZ CZ
FI FI
FR FR
DE DE
HU HU
IE IE
IT IT
MX MX
NO NO
PY PY
PE PE
PL PL
PT PT
MD MD
RO RO
RU RU
RS RS
SE SE
UA UA
AE AE
GB GB
US US
Contract type 
Contract duration (years) 
10-20
Investment level 
Franchise fee 
9.000 EUR
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