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Comfort Inn and Suites Barnesville Earns Choice's 2018 Platinum 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 Comfort Inn and Suites Barnesville, Pennsylvania the prestigious Platinum Award at the Choice Hotels 63rd 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’ Platinum Award winners represent the top 3% of hotels within each Choice brand. The awards are based on a ranking system that measures guest satisfaction, product quality, room condition, cleanliness, and staff service. These properties have a proven track record of providing exceptional guest service and facilities.

“This has been a very exciting year for us. We converted our hotel from a MainStay Suites to a Comfort Inn and Suites. Through this transition, our staff has prided themselves on an unwavering commitment to customer service and maintaining a wonderful property. This shows in our stellar guest reviews,” said Ken Huebner, Vice President, Mountain Beauty Group. “Their dedication has been a driving force since day one and has also earned the team Choice Hotel of The Year, and Choice's Gold and Platinum Awards for superior service.”

Owned and operated by Mountain Beauty Group, the hotel features new 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 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 one of the premiere  Comfort Inn and Suites in the United States,” said Janine Murray, General Manager. “Our staff works hard each day to provide top quality service. We strive to welcome our guests into Comfort Inn and Suites Barnesville and ensure they feel at home.”

Comfort Inn and 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 68-room property features a two-room Executive Suite,  11 suites, and 57 efficiencies. All rooms include 50-inch televisions,  fully-furnished kitchens and wired and wireless internet, assuring guests that being away from home doesn’t mean being out of balance. Guests can maintain their lifestyle while still enjoying the perks of hotel living. 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."

Comfort Inn and 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.

At Comfort Inn® and Comfort Suites® you’ll find the right rooms, amenities and service to help you always be at your best. Our updated guest rooms ensure you get a good night’s rest.

Plus, you can look forward to a delicious, complimentary hot breakfast, free Internet, and fitness center wherever you go with Comfort hotels.

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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