Brian Quinn appointed VP of franchise development at Choice Hotels

(Brian Quinn steps into the role having spent his entire career in hospitality, and will lead franchise development for Choice in the U.S.)

Choice Hotels International appointed Brian Quinn as VP of franchise development. Quinn, who has spent his entire career in the hospitality industry, will be responsible for leading franchise development in the United States for Choice brands, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, MainStay Suites and Suburban Extended Stay.

Brian Quinn

"Brian is a wonderful addition to our exceptional development team and a great asset to our current and potential franchisees," David Pepper, chief development officer at Choice Hotels, said in a statement. "His skills and broad experience in real estate and franchise sales, franchise operations, owner relations and hotel operations make him the ideal person to help lead Choice Hotel's strategic journey of growth and performance."

"As we continue the brand transformations of Comfort and Sleep, and capitalize on our unique Sleep-MainStay dual brand offering, Brian will play an important role in evangelizing these success stories and generating excitement within the development community," Anne Smith, VP, brand strategy at Choice Hotels, said in a statement.

Quinn most recently served as chief franchise officer at RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation), where he introduced the company's first nationwide development team, launched its newest brand and supported the acquisition and integration of Boomerang Hotels and Vantage Hospitality. Previously, Quinn held various leadership roles in development, franchising and hotel operations with InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton and Driftwood Hospitality Management.