Choice Hotels Bolsters MainStay Suites Portfolio With Largest Conversion Deal In Brand History
Reflects Value of Company's Extended Stay Brands as Properties Open in Key United States Markets
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has awarded franchise agreements to Gulf Coast Hotel Management, Inc. to convert 15 MainStay Suites hotels in major markets across the U.S., the largest multi-unit transaction in the brand's history. These properties, which have already begun welcoming guests, significantly increase the brand's foothold in the midscale extended stay segment.
- Centennial, Colorado
- Meriden, Connecticut
- Altamonte Springs, Florida
- Hoffman Estates, Illinois
- Schaumburg, Illinois
- Wheeling, Illinois
- Louisville, Kentucky
- Auburn Hills, Michigan
- Farmington Hills, Michigan
- Omaha, Nebraska
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Greensboro, North Carolina
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Blue Ash, Ohio
- Salt Lake City, Utah
"The addition of these 15 hotels increases our domestic MainStay Suites room count by over 35% and greatly improves the brand's position in the midscale extended stay segment," said Ron Burgett, senior vice president, franchise development, extended stay, Choice Hotels. "These agreements validate our strategic focus on the extended stay segment and the investments we have made in tailoring support, sales and training to drive performance and return on investment for developers — and they certainly have taken notice. That's why MainStay has grown to nearly 100 open hotels and the pipeline has swelled to almost 130 properties, further demonstrating sustained developer interest in our extended stay brands. Whether looking for new construction or conversion opportunities, we offer brands for everyone, including MainStay Suites, WoodSpring Suites, Suburban Extended Stay, and the newly created Everhome Suites."
These new MainStay Suites hotels were purposefully designed for long staying guests with spacious, apartment-style suites featuring fully equipped kitchens and hotel amenities such as fitness rooms, on-site marketplaces, and guest laundry facilities.
"We're thrilled to grow and expand our relationship with Choice Hotels by converting these 15 properties to the MainStay Suites brand, which add to the 23 WoodSpring Suites already managed by Gulf Coast, 22 of which we own," said Ian McClure, CEO, Gulf Coast Hotel Management, Inc. "Choice has really made its mark in the extended stay segment with economy and midscale brands that offer great value to both owners and guests. These hotels will be reimagined with a new operating model that emphasizes profitability, something Gulf Coast is laser focused on during this time."
For more information about Choice's extended stay development opportunities, visit choicehotelsdevelopment.com.
About Gulf Coast Hotel Management, Inc.
Gulf Coast Hotel Management, Inc. operates 38 hotels in 12 states and is dedicated to the high-level and professional operation of hotels to provide superior service and accommodations for our guests, personal and professional growth and a positive workplace for our associates and strong financial performance and return on investment for ownership. Our senior operations team of dedicated professionals brings decades of relevant experience and expertise and a track record of success in all areas of hotel operations. For more information, visit www.gulfcoasthm.com
About Choice Hotels®
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world. With more than 7,100 hotels, representing nearly 600,000 rooms, in over 40 countries and territories as of March 31, 2021, the Choice® family of hotel brands provides business and leisure travelers with a range of high-quality lodging options from limited service to full-service hotels in the upscale, midscale, extended-stay and economy segments. The award-winning Choice Privileges® loyalty program offers members benefits ranging from everyday rewards to exceptional experiences. For more information, visit www.choicehotels.com.
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