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Choice Hotels International Selects Cox Business/Hospitality Network for Internet Connectivity Improvement
“Forward-thinking hotel companies, like Choice Hotels, understand the ideal customer experience now includes quality internet connectivity,” said Steve Rowley, executive vice president, Cox Business. “Brands that get it right are focused on fine-tuning this capability to ensure guests have the same or better connectivity than they do at home.”

ATLANTA, GA., Jan. 22, 2018  Cox Business/Hospitality Network (CB/HN) announces its designation as a Choice Hotels approved Qualified Vendor to service Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH) franchised hotels, one of the world’s leading hotel companies.  As a provider of telecommunications services to the hospitality and gaming-resort industry, CB/HN is uniquely qualified to evaluate the current internet bandwidth status of Choice Hotels properties and make improvements where needed.

To ensure guests have fast, safe and hassle-free online experiences, the hotel company – with over 6,500 franchised locations worldwide across 11 brands, including Cambria Hotels, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Mainstay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and the Ascend Hotel Collection – mandated new connectivity, speed and Wi-Fi network support standards for many of its franchises to meet by the end of 2018.

“People today are traveling with more devices than ever. At all Choice Hotels properties, it is a top priority to provide guests with secure, high-quality Wi-Fi connectivity and bandwidth,” said Jay Sigona, senior director of Enterprise Program Development and Implementation. “We are pleased to be working with Cox Business/Hospitality Network as a Qualified Vendor. Choice’s Qualified Vendor program identifies best-in-class hospitality offerings, taking out the guess work for our hotel franchisees and enabling them to focus on what they do best – delivering exceptional guest experiences.”

Cox Business/Hospitality Network is one of five qualified vendors that will help Choice Hotels properties meet requirements by the deadline.

“Forward-thinking hotel companies, like Choice Hotels, understand the ideal customer experience now includes quality internet connectivity,” said Steve Rowley, executive vice president, Cox Business. “Brands that get it right are focused on fine-tuning this capability to ensure guests have the same or better connectivity than they do at home.” 

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About Cox Communications 

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity 12 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

Hospitality Network, LLC (HN), an affiliate of Cox Business, assists clients in the hospitality and large venue industry to provide guests with the latest in technology experiences. Delivering first-class capabilities for more than 30 years, HN has expertise in providing services including managed WiFi, high capacity bandwidth, free-to-guest TV, VOD, in-room entertainment (IRE), digital signage and location based services. HN has proven technologies that enable the ultimate technology experience from coast to coast. For information visit www.coxhn.com

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest hotel companies. With over 6,500 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe.  As of September 30, 2017, over 800 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® Hotels, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 33 million members, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from instant, every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join.  All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information. 

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For further information: Victor Cooper Cox Business Public Affairs 404-670-0693 victor.cooper@cox.com

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