Choice, Equinox Hospitality partner for hotels in Ariz., Calif.

The Sleep Inn brand has nearly 400 hotels open in the U.S. and the MainStay Suites brand has more than 60. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International (Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites)

Choice Hotels International has signed agreements with Equinox Hospitality to develop three dual-brand Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites properties and two standalone Sleep Inns. These midscale hotels will be built in the Phoenix metropolitan area and in California, with the first hotel is set to open in 2021.

Brian Quinn, Choice's VP/head of development for new construction brands, noted the company's domestic pipeline now includes nearly 300 hotels across the two brands. 

"These agreements are a perfect fit for us. Not only is Choice Hotels a recognized leader in the midscale segment, but the company is committed to franchisee profitability," said Abdul Suleman, president/CEO of Equinox Hospitality, a hotel ownership, management, acquisition and development  firm.  "We're confident in the Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites brands' ability to exceed the expectations of travelers, no matter their stay occasion. We can't wait to open the doors of these brand-new properties and welcome guests visiting Arizona and California."

The Sleep Inns will reflect the brand's Designed to Dream prototype with a nature-inspired aesthetic and a low cost-to-build for owners. The MainStay Suites prototype has an open-concept design. The Sleep Inn and MainStay Suites dual-brand concept has operational efficiencies and a diverse model that serves business, leisure and extended-stay guests.

The Sleep Inn brand has nearly 400 hotels open in the United States and the MainStay Suites brand has more than 60.