Industry Update
Appointment20 October 2016

Liz Galea

Appointed Development Manager
At Choice Hotels Asia-Pac in Melbourne, Australia

Liz Galea Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of Australia’s largest hotel franchise groups, has announced the appointment of Liz Galea as a new Development Manager. Ms Galea will be responsible for continuing Choice Hotels’ drive towards adding new properties to its portfolio in New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand. Ms Galea will utilise her 20-year career in hospitality, sales, brokering and business development to help Choice Hotels continue its strong growth momentum from the past 12 months.

Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises approximately 6,200 hotels, representing more than 499,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of December 31, 2012, 394 hotels, representing more than 31,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States.
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