Choice Hotels Diversity Ownership Initiative

Choice Hotels International® is committed to achieving greater diversity in the lodging industry. Increasing the number of underrepresented minority owners in our system is a key corporate initiative and we have dedicated personnel focused on this effort. Our industry-leading Diversity Incentive Programs are designed to provide additional financial resources to new diverse hotel developers. This is a great opportunity for you to diversify your assets into the hotel sector.

Diversity Incentive Programs:

Choice Hotels® has  substantial Incentive Programs to help underrepresented, qualified individuals enter into the rewarding business of hotel franchising. By taking advantage of our incentives, you will only just begin to experience how committed we are to diversifying our system. These incentives are available for New Construction, Conversion and Relicensing hotel projects.

Standard Incentive

For new construction or converted midscale and economy brand hotels. When you select your hotel brand, if it is a Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Ascend Hotel Collection®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites® or Suburban® hotel, you may qualify to receive an incentive loan of $1,500 per room up to $125,000 or $750 per room up to $50,000 for Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn® properties. If you open a Cambria® Hotel, you may qualify to receive up to $200,000.

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Diversity

Lester Adams

Director, Franchise Development-Emerging Markets

Phone678-613-7025

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