Econo Lodge® is a premier economy hotel franchise that offers owner operators a highly recognizable brand that is connected to the powerful reservation engines of Choice Hotels®. We are focused on leading the segment and dedicated to helping drive our hotel franchisees' ROI. As an Econo Lodge franchisee, you can take it easy.


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Econo Lodge Highlights

  • One of the most recognized brands in the economy segment!*
  • Offers conversion flexibility tailored to your property
  • Cost-effective, cloud based property management system
  • Competitive fees
  • Industry leading reservation system
  • 62% of revenue generated through Choice Hotels marketing channels**

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Recent News

Choice Hotels Honors Top Franchisees with Premier and “Best Of Choice” Awards at 65th Annual Convention

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 2, 2019 — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) announced its Premier and “Best of Choice” award winners at the company’s 65th annual convention in Las Vegas. The elite Premier award designations – Premier Legacy, Premier Developer and Premier Hotelier – acknowledged three of the company’s top franchisees from 2018. Each of the winners were recognized for...more. …[ read more ]

Econo Lodge Turns 50 and Looks Better Than Ever

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 2, 2019 — Econo Lodge is looking better than ever. The leading economy brand, franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), celebrates its 50th anniversary this year by completing a multi-year Guestroom Improvement Program, ensuring hotels are meeting consumer demand for contemporary, comfortable, and affordable rooms in the economy segment. Econo Lodge’s five-year, seven-phase Guestroom Improvement Program...more. …[ read more ]

Econo Lodge Joins Lineup of Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour Sponsors

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 7, 2019 — The Econo Lodge brand, part of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH), is the newest sponsor to join the lineup for the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour. The national hotel brand will also be the presenting sponsor for Stage Four of the Bass Pro Tour, set for April 9-14 at Lake Chickamauga in Tennessee. The MLF Bass Pro...more. …[ read more ]

Choice Hotels Announces 2018 ‘Best of Choice’ Award Winners at 64th Annual Convention

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 3, 2018— Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announced its “Best of Choice” award winners last night at the company’s 64th Annual Convention in Las Vegas. …[ read more ]

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