Choice Hotels International Profile by Numbers

Choice Hotels International Profile by Numbers

5,866 Hotels (2nd largest hotel chain in world);

476,235 rooms (6th largest by rooms)

Choice Hotels International brands

Hotel Market Segment

Global Hotels 5,866


(Choice Hotels March 2009)

Global Rooms



(Choice Hotels

March 2009)

Ranking in

World Top 50 Brands

Comfort Inn


1,452 (US only)

2,000+ global

153,019 (Hotels)

114,008 (USA)


Quality Inn


926 (US)

1,000 global

123,042 (Hotels)

85,943 (USA)





53,106 (Hotels)

51,288 (USA)


Comfort Suites



43,670 (Hotels)

43,694 (USA)




155 (US)

250 (global)

37,862 (Hotels)

22,562 (USA)


Sleep Inn


366 (USA)

26,956 (USA)

Not in Top 50

MainStay Suites

Extended Stay

37 (USA)

2,867 (USA)

Not in Top 50


Extended Stay

64 (USA)

7,675 (USA)

Not in Top 50

Rodeway Inn


352 (USA)

20,442 (USA)

Not in Top 50

Ascend Collection


21 (USA)

1,363 (USA)

Not in Top 50

Cambria Suites


13 (USA)

1,448 (USA)

Not in Top 50


Table Sources: Choice Hotels International 2009 Q1 Financial report http://investor.choicehotels.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=99348&p=irol-newsArticle&t=Regular&id=1283017&

Choice Hotels room data labeled (USA) is from this report. 1,100 hotels outside the USA are not included in the table above for hotels in brand and the number of hotels do not match the figures in the header row for hotels and rooms. The headers  showing 5,866 Hotels and 476,235 rooms is from Choice Hotels source cited below.


Hotels Magazine Source: http://www.hotelsmag.com/article/CA6667503.html

World’s Largest Hotel Companies: Corporate 300 Chart.

Room data shown as (Hotels) is from Hotels Magazine source.

The problem I had with the Choice Hotels International data is finding a breakdown of international properties. Investor data only shows a breakdown of hotel brands in USA.

There are about 1,100 hotels in the Choice chain outside the USA and the Choice Hotel e-directory only allows search by country. Here is some general information on internation hotels distribution.

International Distribution of Choice Hotels

Canada                       275 hotels

Mexico                        17 hotels

Central America         14 hotels

Brazil                           50 hotels

Europe, UK, Ireland   238 hotels

Scandinavia                158 hotels

India                            25 hotels

Australia / NZ            262 hotels

Japan                          53 hotels


There is still one month to take advantage of a Choice Privileges promotion for 3 hotel stays that has been around for two months and neglected in my blog. 

Choice Privileges Promotion for 14,000 points after 3 stays

The Offer: Stay 3 Times between May 21 and August 13, 2009. Earn a free $50 Cash Card.

Link: http://www.choicehotels.com/summerpromotionmidscale


Promotion offer may be earned multiple times.

The promotion is advertised as “Earn a $50 cash card”, however, the frequent guest actually earns 14,000 points which may be redeemed for a $50 cash card. Alternatively, these points may be used for a free hotel night.

Tomorrow’s post will detail a loyalty traveler strategy for “Staying Economy, Redeeming Upscale” using Choice Privileges points for upscale hotel stays in Barcelo All-Inclusive Beach Resorts and Preferred Hotels properties.

Comfort Inn, Munras Ave. Monterey, Choice Hotels

Comfort Inn, Munras Ave. Monterey, Choice Hotels

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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