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ROCKVILLE, Md., July 27, 2015 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced it has signed an agreement with franchise partner Nevada Coal and Grain LLC led by Matthew Gillio and Don Fuller, to develop a new Cambria hotel & suites in Orlando, FL. The 140 room Cambria property will be located at the intersection of International Dr. and Central Florida Parkway and is expected to open in 2017. This world class location is within walking distance from three SeaWorld parks, and will provide close proximity to all the Orlando area parks and leisure attractions. The hotel will also be one mile from the Orange County Convention Center.

"We continue to experience strong momentum in bringing the Cambria hotels & suites experience to new business and leisure travelers, and we're excited to announce our new hotel in Orlando," said Michael Murphy, senior vice president, Upscale Brands, Choice Hotels International. "This is another tremendous step forward for the Cambria brand – to be able to bring the fresh, upscale and affordable hotel offerings of Cambria to the heart of Orlando, one of the largest leisure travel areas in the United States and a thriving business community."

"We are thrilled about our affiliation with Choice Hotels' Cambria brand," said Matt Gillio   "I have been conducting business in Central Florida for twenty five years, and I believe the Cambria hotel & suites International Drive property will be a great addition to this market, in a location that attracts so many leisure and business travelers. We are very grateful to Orange County for all their assistance to bring this exciting development to a reality."

The Greater Orlando area has become a world renowned destination because it offers something for everyone including: three Sea World Parks, Orlando Convention Center, Disney and Universal Studios plus world famous shopping and dining. Beyond the obvious attractions for leisure travelers, Orlando is a popular choice for corporations, who see the eclectic city as a perfect meeting or conference destination to drive high attendance and satisfaction scores.

Designed as a business travel and leisure brand, all Cambria hotels are new-construction and feature a larger lobby to give guests a more social atmosphere; oversized rooms that are larger than standard hotel rooms and include ample living, working and sleeping spaces; and the latest technology that allows guests to stay connected while they travel.

Like all Cambria hotels & suites, the International Drive Orlando property will feature other fine amenities such as a contemporary bistro, Social Circle™, serving a menu of local specialties created by Chef Michael DeMaria; liquor, wine, beer and freshly prepared grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches; and a barista bar. This property will also boast over 2,000 square feet of meeting and reception space for events, complimented by onsite catering and excellent service. Guests will also experience a modern fitness facility and a comfortable pool area for relaxation and enjoyment. 

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc.® (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest lodging companies. With more than 6,300 hotels franchised in more than 35 countries and territories, we represent more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of March 31, 2015, 615 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 23 million members and counting, check out our Choice Privileges® rewards program to see how you can reap the benefits of being a member of the Choice Hotels® family.

Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.

Contact: Scott Carman

scott_carman@choicehotels.com / 301-592-6361

About Cambria hotels & suites

Cambria hotels & suites make business travel easier—and more fun—than ever before. Offering modern decor, rooms that feel like an upgrade, and fresh, local cuisine at our Social Circle™ restaurant, Cambria makes every guest feel like a VIP. There are currently 24 properties open across the country and 25 under development in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit www.cambriahotelsandsuites.com.

About the Developers

Nevada Coal and Grain, LLC led by local developer Matthew Gillio and DonFuller combined have more than forty seven years of extensive real estate development and operating experience having developed a diverse portfolio of hotels and several national brand restaurants both in Florida and internationally.   

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