SILVER SPRING, Md. — Choice Hotels International, Inc. has reached a milestone, with the opening of the Comfort Suites hotel in Katy, Texas, its 5,000th domestic franchised property.

This comes more than 70 years after the chain launched in 1941. “This is a significant milestone for us and a testament to our strength as a lodging franchisor,” said David Pepper, senior vice-president, Global Development, Choice Hotels. “We offer a solid mix of well-positioned brands for today’s developers with products that fit within every stage of a property’s life cycle. We’re passionate about ensuring our hotel owners have the resources and support from us that they need to be truly successful, whether that be centralized educational and training programs or national marketing programs and promotions.”

The company franchises hotel brands such as Comfort Inn, Quality and Econo Lodge and currently has more than 6,100 properties worldwide, representing more than 495,000 rooms in 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries and territories.

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