Silver Spring, Md. (June 22, 2012) – Mark Laport, President and CEO of Concord Hospitality Enterprise Company based in Raleigh, N.C accepted the prestigious Developer of the Year Award for the Cambria Suites brand on behalf of Concord Hospitality during the 58th annual convention of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH.) in Las Vegas last month.
The Developer of the Year recognizes the best developers in the Choice Hotel system. Concord was the winner for the upscale Cambria Suites brand. “This award signifies our appreciation for the commitment to excellence in hotel development by Concord Hospitality in the Cambria Suites brand,” said Michael Murphy, senior vice president, Cambria Suites. “We are proud to have Concord help lead the way in the development of Cambria Suites in key gateway cities such as Washington D.C.”
“It is an honor to accept this award on behalf of our outstanding development and design team who play a large part in driving the success of our Quality Concord Cornerstone,” Laport said. “We look forward to opening our newly constructed 182-room Cambria Suites in late 2013, which will be located in the urban redevelopment project CityMarket at the O in Washington, D.C.”
About Cambria Suites
Cambria Suites offers contemporary, upscale accommodations at affordable prices. Designed as a lifestyle hotel brand, Cambria Suites offers more than just a place to sleep at night. It features a larger lobby to give guests a more social atmosphere, all-suite rooms that are larger than standard hotel rooms and include a separate living, working and sleeping space, providing business and leisure travelers a haven to relax, socialize and network. There are currently 18 properties open across the country.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,100 hotels, representing more than 495,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of March 31, 2012, more than 350 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 30,000 rooms, and approximately 80 hotels, representing approximately 7,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in approximately
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 serve guests worldwide. In addition, via its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, travelers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean have upscale lodging options at member