Clarion Pointe Marks 30th Hotel Milestone As Expansion Continues
Clarion Pointe, a midscale select-service brand extension franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), celebrated another milestone: the opening of its 30th property. Following the recent debut of three hotels, located in Raleigh, North Carolina; South Boston, Virginia; and Green Bay, Wisconsin, the brand now boasts nearly 70 hotels open or in the pipeline.
"Today's savvy travelers want affordable hotel accommodations with the right amenities at every turn of their stay – and Clarion Pointe delivers on that with elevated essentials, contemporary design and a memorable guest experience," said Megan Brumagim, vice president, brand management, design and compliance, Choice Hotels.
"Since its inception only a few years ago, the brand has consistently received positive feedback from both guests and developers, and this milestone is yet another testament to the enthusiasm around this brand."
The brand plans to build on its expansion efforts, with openings in Augusta, Georgia; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Charlottesville, Virginia, among many others later this year, joining the portfolio's recent additions:
- Clarion Pointe Wake Forest – Raleigh North: The 79-room hotel is situated minutes from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and positions guests near downtown Raleigh – home to North Carolina State University – and the state capital's top attractions, including the Raleigh Convention Center, North Carolina State University and Triangle Town Center. After exploring the nearby city centers, guests can also visit the area's popular outdoor attractions, such as Falls Lake, Durant Nature Park and the WRAL Soccer Complex. The property is owned and operated by Wake Forest 12401, Inc.
- Clarion Pointe South Boston-Danville East: Located at 1074 Bill Tuck Highway in South Boston, Virginia along the Roanoke River, the 66-room hotel provides guests with convenient access to their favorite outdoor destinations, including Staunton River State Park, Virginia International Speedway and Beaver Pond Creek. Nearby businesses include ABB Power Grids, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy. The hotel is owned and operated by SDH Hospitality, LLC.
- Clarion Pointe Green Bay: Conveniently located at 2815 Ramada Way in Green Bay, Wisconsin, just four miles from the Green Bay Austin-Straubel International Airport, the 78-room hotel places guests minutes from the famed Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, and the city's other top attractions, including the Resch Center and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The hotel also offers easy access to nearby businesses, such as Shopko's corporate headquarters and the Naval Reserve Center. The hotel was developed by AVP Construction and Development and is being managed by Khodiarma, Inc.
"Choice Hotels is a proven player in the midscale segment, and the Clarion Pointe brand builds on the company's more than 80 years of experience helping owners from coast-to-coast position their properties for the guests of today and tomorrow," said Tom Nee, senior vice president, franchise development, Choice Hotels.