At Choice, we are dedicated to the success of our development franchisees. For this reason, we have an internal Real Estate Acquisitions team focused on finding strong locations for our growing brands. Our team identifies sites for multiple different brands with the primary intent of working with our franchisees. In some cases, Choice will also take the lead to develop one of our hotel brands at a strong site location.

80+ yearsof hospitality experience
8,295+hotels open or under development in over 40 countries and territories
13well-segmented brands
1 in 10hotels in the U.S. is a Choice Hotels brand
45M+loyalty program members

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We are looking for hotel sites all across the country! Please enter your site submissions below for review and consideration.

Our general site criteria includes:

  • Site Size: .5 – 2 Acres
  • Strong Nearby Business Density
  • Near to Restaurants and Amenities
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Meet the Real Estate Team

 Will Ballard

Will Ballard

Director, Real Estate and Land Acquisitions

Brands:MainStay Suites, WoodSpring Suites, Suburban

Territory:Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin

 Dave Lanning

Dave Lanning

Director, Real Estate and Land Acquistions

Brands:MainStay Suites, WoodSpring Suites, Suburban

Territory:District of Columbia, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas (North), Texas (South), Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia

 Will Leibner

Will Leibner

Director, Real Estate and Land Acquisitions

Brands:Cambria Hotels

Territory:District of Columbia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

 Terry O’Brien

Terry O’Brien

Director, Real Estate and Land Acquisitions

Brands:Cambria Hotels

Territory:Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin

 Tim Wyman

Tim Wyman

Director, Real Estate and Land Acquisitions

Brands:Cambria Hotels

Territory:Alaska, Arizona, California (North), California (South), Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas (North), Texas (South), Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Recent News

Clarion Pointe Reaches New Milestone In 2020, Opening Its 20th Hotel

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 8, 2020 — Two years after launching Clarion Pointe, a midscale select-service brand extension franchised by Choice Hotels, the brand has opened its 20th hotel in the U.S. and now has over 50 hotels open or in the pipeline, demonstrating its strong growth. The milestone was marked by recent Clarion Pointe openings in Raleigh, North Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; …[ read more ]

Choice Hotels’ Emerging Markets Team Signs Largest Minority Multi-Unit Franchise Agreement In Program History

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 6, 2020  —  Choice Hotels’ one-of-a-kind emerging markets franchise development program has awarded a contract to Fredric Washington to develop six hotels. This new contract with an African American entrepreneur represents the largest minority multi-unit franchise agreement executed in the program’s history. “Choice Hotels has a longstanding, deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and …[ read more ]

Sleep Inn Aims To Bring Better Rest To Travelers Through New Collaboration With Relax Melodies

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 13, 2020 — Sleep Inn announced today a new relationship with Relax Melodies, one of the most highly-rated sleep and relaxation apps on the market, to help deliver a better night’s rest to guests. Sleep Inn is now offering complimentary, ad-free access to the premium version of the Relax Melodies app to all guests for the …[ read more ]

Over 35 Ascend Hotels Earn Top Rankings For Exceptional Guest Experience

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 8, 2020 — Over 35 properties in the Ascend Hotel Collection, a global portfolio of resort, boutique and historic hotels franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc., have ranked among the top five hotels in their respective markets on Tripadvisor as of July 6, 2020. Ascend offers nearly 315 unique hotels in some of the world’s top travel …[ read more ]

Winter The Dolphin’s Beach Club, An Eco-Friendly Hotel, Joins Ascend Hotel Collection

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 6, 2020  — Winter the Dolphin’s Beach Club is now a member of Choice Hotels International, Inc.‘s (NYSE:CHH) Ascend Hotel Collection, a global portfolio of resort, boutique and historic hotels. The marine-themed hotel is located in Clearwater Beach, Florida, where the Gulf of Mexico’s welcoming blue waters make it an ideal destination for guests seeking a beachfront stay. Named after …[ read more ]

Ascend Debuts Three Road Trip-Ready Hotels Within Driving Distance Of Major Metro Areas

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 30, 2020  — The Shore Club Wisconsin, The Inn Hotel and The Penn Stroud have recently joined Choice Hotels International, Inc.’s (NYSE: CHH) Ascend Hotel Collection, a global portfolio of resort, boutique and historic hotels. All three hotels are just a few hours’ drive from major U.S. cities and bustling suburbs, making them optimal destinations for guests who are looking to hit …[ read more ]

Choice Hotels’ New Advertising Campaign Welcomes Guests As They Hit The Road Again

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 18, 2020  — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, today unveiled a new, multi-channel, national advertising campaign that speaks directly to travelers who are excited to get back on the road again. More than two-thirds of consumers miss traveling and can’t wait to hit the road, while one in four Americans are …[ read more ]

Choice Hotels’ Extended Stay Portfolio Shows Continued Resilience

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 18, 2020 — Choice Hotels International, Inc.’s (NYSE: CHH) strategic focus on the resilient extended stay segment continues to position the company for long-term success. Its brands, which include WoodSpring Suites and Suburban Extended Stay in the economy segment, and MainStay Suites and recently launched Everhome Suites in midscale, have achieved notable, industry-leading performance amid the current …[ read more ]

Choice Hotels Announces 2020 ‘Best of Choice’ Award Winners

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 18, 2020 — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) today announced the hotels named as “Best of Choice” award winners. One hotel was selected from each Choice brand for their commitment to superior guest service and operational excellence, and rank among the top properties in Choice Hotels’ portfolio. The properties achieved high performance scores and exceptional …[ read more ]

Cambria Hotels Awards New Franchise Agreements, Expands With New Groundbreakings

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 16, 2020  — Cambria Hotels continues its impressive year of growth having recently surpassed 50 open hotels. Cambria has signed several franchise agreements since the beginning of the year, adding to its robust pipeline in major markets such as Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia. The brand also broke ground on three new hotels in Austin, Texas; downtown Minneapolis; and Somerville, …[ read more ]

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