Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 9, 2008
The Buccini/Pollin Group, developers, owners and managers of over $3 billion of mid-Atlantic real estate assets including hotels, today announced that the Comfort Inn Capital Beltway, I-95 located at 4050 Powder Mill Road is now open. The Comfort Inn brand is franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH), one of the world's largest lodging franchisors. Comfort Inn is one of the best known hotel brands in the United States. Comfort Inn hotels provide guests with a warm atmosphere and personal, helpful service with all the essentials and accommodations guests value and enjoy.
"Choice Hotels has been our longest standing franchise relationship and under the leadership of Steve Joyce we are excited about the opportunities ahead," said Dave Pollin, president of Buccini/Pollin. "We are thrilled to add another Comfort Inn to our portfolio of hotels. With their enhanced breakfast, business centers and bedding packages, it isn't hard to understand why Comfort Inn is highly valued by both the business and leisure traveler."
Formerly a Fairfield Inn, the Comfort Inn Capital Beltway underwent a comprehensive renovation before joining the Comfort Inn system including renovations/upgrades to sleeping rooms and public space. Additional upgrades will be in place in the near future.
Owned by The Buccini/Pollin Group of Washington, D.C. and operated by D.C.-based PM Hospitality Strategies (PMHS), the Comfort Inn features 169 guestrooms and 4,000 square feet of function space, including a fixed seat auditorium, and can accommodate functions for up to 130 people. The hotel offers free high-speed Internet access, free in-room Comfort Sunshine® Roast coffee, complimentary USA Today or The Wall Street Journal newspaper. Additional hotel amenities include an outdoor pool and spa, fitness center and business center. The hotel also offers the Comfort Sunshine™ breakfast, which includes self-serve waffles, fruit, pastries, non-sweet breads, yogurt, cereal, hot tea, milk, juice and coffee.
Located just north of the Capital Beltway at the intersection of I-95 North, the hotel is ideally located to serve the Washington, D.C. and suburban Maryland business communities. The Comfort Inn provides easy access to local points of interest such as the University of Maryland, NASA, the Goddard Space Center and Six Flags America.
The hotel participates in Choice Privileges, the Choice Hotels rewards program where membership is free and offers points good towards free nights, airline miles, gift certificates and more while staying at Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brand hotels throughout the U.S. (including Hawaii), Canada, Europe*, Mexico and the Caribbean.
For reservations, call the Choice Hotels toll-free reservation line at 800.4CHOICE or visit http://www.choicehotels.com. Reservations also can be made by contacting the Comfort Inn hotel directly at 301-572-7100.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International franchises more than 5,700 hotels, representing more than 465,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 35 countries and territories. As of September 30, 2008, 955 hotels are under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing 76,269 rooms, and an additional 119 hotels, representing 9,647 rooms, are under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 20 countries and territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands serve guests worldwide. In addition, via its Ascend Collection membership program, travelers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean have upscale lodging options at historic, boutique and unique hotels.
Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels Web site, which may be accessed at http://www.choicehotels.com.
About The Buccini/Pollin Group (Buccini/Pollin):
Buccini/Pollin is a privately held, full-service real estate acquisition, development and management company with offices in Wilmington, DE, Washington DC, suburban Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City. Buccini/Pollin has developed and acquired office, hotel, multifamily, townhouse, industrial, retail, and parking properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. Buccini/Pollin has acquired or developed over $3 billion in assets including six million SF of office, industrial and retail space in 64 buildings, 3,200 hotel rooms in 17 hotels, six major residential communities, and 1,200 covered parking spaces. Buccini/Pollin is the largest privately held office landlord in the Philadelphia region.
About PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. (PMHS):
PMHS is the hotel management affiliate of Buccini/Pollin. Based in Washington, DC, the company manages all of Buccin/Pollin's hotel assets, providing development, technical consulting, on-site management, and accounting expertise. Concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic, PMHS manages full-service and select-service hotels in the Hilton, Starwood, Marriott and Choice families of brands. Since the opening of its first hotel in 1996, PMHS has participated in the development and acquisition/renovation of dozens of hotels with a market capitalization of $1 billion. PM Hospitalities Strategies, Inc. is a Starwood Preferred Management Company for Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, aloft and element brands.
Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.
ã 2008 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.
*Excluding: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.
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