May 13th, 2010

Choice gives Cambria Suites in Ohio Hotel of the Year award

13 May, 2010 Hotel and Motel Management

AKRON, Ohio--Brand franchisor Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is pleased to honor Akron-Canton Owner Sean Leatherman and General Manager Chris Bitikofer with the Cambria Suites Hotel of the Year Award. This distinction is given based on the hotel's quality assurance scores, including guest satisfaction, overall room product condition, and staff service.

"I'm proud to give the Akron-Canton property the Cambria Suites Hotel of the Year Award," said Kevin Lewis, president of upscale and extended stay brands for Choice Hotels, who presented the award at Choice Hotels 56th annual convention this week. "This property continuously demonstrates impeccable customer service, and superior product and service delivery, which help reflect the quality of the Cambria Suites brand."

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In addition to receiving the Cambria Suites Hotel of the Year Award, the Akron-Canton property is the second-highest ranked hotel in the state of Ohio on the popular consumer travel review site, only surpassed by its counterpart, the Cambria Suites hotel of Columbus.

One reviewer on TripAdvisor said, "To say that we were impressed is really an understatement. I've stayed in a lot of motels both on business and for pleasure, and this Cambria Suites near Akron/Canton, Oh. ranks at the very top in virtually every category. From the cleanliness of the room, to the friendliness of the staff, we couldn't have been happier with our stay."

As with all Cambria Suites, the Akron-Canton property features separate work and living areas with ergonomic chairs, movable desks, luxury linens, and Bath and Body Works(R) products. It also offers the latest in technology, including a 52-inch television in the open, airy two-story lobby and each suite includes two flat-screen LCD televisions, and MP3 jacks. Each suite also offers MediaHub(TM) plug-and-play technology allowing guests to connect their laptop, MP3 player, game console, digital camera, or CD/DVD player hassle-free. Free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel, so that guests can stay connected when on the road.

"We are proud to be one of the top choices for Ohio travelers and are honored by this award," said Sean Leatherman, vice president of American Hospitality Group, Inc. and owner of the Cambria Suites Akron-Canton hotel. "This award is indicative of our staff's commitment to providing unmatched service and guest experiences everyday."

The 108-suite Cambria Suites hotel, which opened in March 2008, is located at 1787 Thorn Drive, less than five miles from Akron-Canton Airport. The hotel can be reached via phone at (330) 899-1990 or via fax at (330) 899-1991. For more information on Cambria Suites, visit

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