Steve Kleinknecht

Steve Kleinknecht

Director, Franchise Development


TerritoryIndiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin

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Meet with Steve at an upcoming conference or tradeshow:

March 27-31, 2018

AAHOA Annual Convention

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

National Harbor, MD

Recent News

Cambria Hotels Breaks Ground in Downtown Savannah

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 14, 2018– Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in collaboration with HOS Management, broke ground yesterday afternoon at the future home of the Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District. Located at 321 Montgomery St., the 103-room, six-story property is slated to open in 2019. …[ read more ]

Choice Hotels Completes Acquisition Of WoodSpring Suites Brand And Franchise Business

ROCKVILLE, Md–Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, completed its acquisition of the brand and franchise business of WoodSpring Suites, an extended-stay lodging brand, from WoodSpring Hotels LLC. …[ read more ]

Ascend Hotel Collection Surpasses 250 Properties Open or in the Pipeline

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 22, 2018–The Ascend Hotel Collection, the world’s first and largest soft brand, reached a milestone by surpassing 200 properties open globally, with more than 50 in the pipeline. The upscale brand, franchised by Choice Hotels International Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, finished 2017 with one of its best …[ read more ]

Cambria Hotels Achieves Record-Setting 2017 with Most Openings and Largest Pipeline in Brand’s History

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 22, 2018— Cambria Hotels finished 2017 by opening the most properties in a single year and increasing the pipeline to the largest in the brand’s history. The upscale brand franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, now has 37 open hotels across the United States, including 10 that opened …[ read more ]

Sleep Inn Brand Surpasses 400 Properties Open Worldwide: Midscale Brand Continues Growth with more than 140 Properties in Pipeline

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 18, 2018— The Sleep Inn brand, a proven leader in the midscale lodging segment and part of the Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) portfolio, has surpassed 400 properties open worldwide and increased its pipeline to more than 140 hotels. In 2018, the brand is projected to open hotels in several major markets, including Denver, Fort …[ read more ]

Comfort Hotel Brand Successfully Opens More Than One Hotel Per Week in 2017: Strong 2017 Highlighted by Robust Growth, Pipeline and Brand Evolution

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 17, 2018— A proven leader in the upper midscale lodging segment, the iconic Comfort Hotel brand finished 2017 by opening 58 hotels and increasing the pipeline to nearly 300, one of the largest in its history. Franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, the new Comfort hotels …[ read more ]

Rodeway Inn Brand Reaches Major Milestone as the 600th Hotel Opens

Rodeway Inn, the well-known economy hotel and one of 11 Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) brands, announced the opening of its 600th hotel. Located at 4565 West Keiser Avenue in Osceola, Arkansas, the opening of the Rodeway Inn Osceola, marks a significant milestone in the brand’s ongoing expansion.   The Rodeway Inn Osceola offers free wireless internet, premium …[ read more ]

Cambria Hotel Opens in “Music City” Nashville, Tenn.

The upscale property is conveniently located at 8th Avenue and McGavock Street in Nashville’spopular South of Broadway (SoBro) neighborhood, and a short distance from many of Nashville’s top attractions, such as the Music City Center, Bridgestone Arena, Nissan Stadium and Historic Broad Street. The property is also near several national and regional corporations, including Nissan North America, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., …[ read more ]

Choice Hotels Opens 10th Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites Dual-Brand Location: Pipeline Surpasses 70 as Concept Expands Throughout U.S

ROCKVILLE, Md., /PRNewswire/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, reached a milestone today with its 10th Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites dual-brand location opening at the St. Louis Airport. …[ read more ]

Cambria Hotels Celebrates 35th Property Opening

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 26, 2017  — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in collaboration with Springfield, Missouri based O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC., announced the opening of the Cambria Hotel North Scottsdale Desert Ridge. …[ read more ]

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