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MainStay Suites in Barnesville Earns Hotel of the Year Award

Local team recognized for excellence in guest service

Barnesville, PA (Schuylkill County) – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, awarded the MainStay Suites Barnesville, Pennsylvania the prestigious Hotel of the Year Award at the Choice Hotels 62nd annual convention in Las Vegas. General Manager Janine Murray and Vice President Ken Huebner were on hand to receive the award and were recognized for their superior customer service and operational excellence.

Choice Hotels’ Hotel of the Year Award winners are selected by the Choice Hotels Owners Council and are presented to properties that demonstrate lodging excellence and offer guest experiences that set the standard for the industry. Nominees are all ranked at the top of hotels within their brand.

“Since opening their doors in 2013, the staff at the MainStay Suites Barnesville has prided themselves on an unwavering commitment to customer service and maintaining a wonderful property – and it shows in their stellar guest reviews,” said Anne Smith, vice president of brand strategy for Choice Hotels. “Their dedication has been a driving force since day one and has also earned the team Choice Hotels Gold as well as Platinum Awards for superior service.”

Owned and operated by Mountain Beauty Group, the hotel features landscaped lobby and patio areas to provide more relaxing spaces for guests to relax during their stay as well as to accommodate event requests such as weddings and banquets. The team hosts a weekly Manager’s Reception to help long term guests feel welcomed and part of the hotel’s community. The management staff also works with local venues to offer meal specials and events so guests can enjoy their stay both inside and outside the hotel. As a result, 99-percent of guests say they would recommend the property to someone else.

“We are thrilled to be the premiere MainStay Suites hotel in the United States,” said Huebner. “Our staff works hard each day to provide top quality service. We strive to welcome our guests into MainStay Suites Barnesville and ensure they feel at home.”

MainStay Suites Barnesville is conveniently located at 1252 Morea Road off of I-81 in Schuylkill County near Frackville, Pottsville and Hazleton and adjacent to Mountain Valley Golf Course, Yuengling Brewery and Tuscarora and Locust Lake State Parks.

The 70-room property features 13 suites and 57 efficiencies. All rooms include fully furnished kitchens and wired and wireless internet, assuring guests that being away from home doesn’t mean being out of balance. Whatever your schedule, guests can maintain their lifestyle while still enjoying the perks of hotel living. Guest laundry facilities can be found on each floor, and there are meeting rooms and a guest computer for business travelers. For those enjoying a leisurely stay, two gas grills can be found outdoors, and the hotel offers Play and Stay Golf Packages. And everyone is welcome to start the day off right with a complimentary hot breakfast, can enjoy the 24-hour fitness center, or sip coffee and tea available in the lobby at any time.

“It is an honor to receive this award, we would like to thank all of our guests for their fantastic reviews, as well as their feedback, which we take into account to continually improve our service,” said Murray. “We promise to keep listening and responding to our guests’ needs as it is our pleasure to meet so many great people each day and welcome them into our hotel.”

The MainStay Suites Barnesville participates in Choice Privileges®, the loyalty rewards program from Choice Hotels. Membership is free and offers points good towards free nights, airline miles, gift certificates and more while staying at any of Choice Hotels’ 12 global brands, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria hotels & suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brand hotels as well as Ascend Hotel Collection member hotels.

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About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest lodging companies. With more than 6,400 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International® represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of March 31, 2016, 685 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn® and Vacation Rentals by Choice HotelsTM brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 26 million members and counting, 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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