May 30, 2017 –  Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, awarded Federal Pointe Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection member in Gettysburg, Pa., the prestigious Hotel of the Year Award. This charming inn is owned and managed by a third-generation hotelier, Pete Monahan.

The Hotel of the Year Award recognizes a hotel for its outstanding customer service and operational excellence, and is selected by the Choice Hotels Owners Council. Nominees are all top rated hotels within their hotel brand.

“The Ascend Hotel Collection is the world’s first and largest global soft brand. The Monahan family and their Federal Pointe Inn were recognized for this achievement because of their commitment to excellence,” said Janis Cannon, senior vice president for upscale brands for Choice Hotels. “Once an old schoolhouse, the rich history and local charm of this beautifully restored historic inn in the heart of Gettysburg captures the essence of the Ascend brand.”

Pete Monahan is a third-generation hotelier and has been a Choice Hotels owner since 1995. In 2012, Monahan converted what was once the Meade School in 1896 into Federal Pointe Inn, an Ascend Hotel Collection member. The 23-room boutique hotel is located in the heart of the historic district of downtown Gettysburg. The award-winning property features a pub, a fitness center and meeting space. Complimentary amenities include parking, Wi-Fi, bottled water, a daily newspaper, morning coffee, as well as afternoon tea and scones.

“We are so humbled to receive this distinction from Choice Hotels and to be recognized by our peers,” said Pete Monahan, owner and general manager of Federal Pointe Inn. “We’ve been a Hotel of the Year Finalist three times, so we’re thrilled to be awarded the top spot. Federal Pointe Inn is truly a special place and we are so proud to share this honor with our staff.”

This hotel participates in the award-winning Choice Privileges loyalty rewards program, rated no. 1 in USAToday’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards list. Membership is free, offers fast rewards, instant perks, and exclusive member rates when booking directly at Members can redeem points towards free nights, airline miles and more while staying at any of Choice’s 11 global brand hotels, including the Ascend Hotel Collection, Cambria, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, Quality, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn .

Ascend Hotel Collection: let the destination reach you.

The Ascend Hotel Collection is a global portfolio of unique, boutique and historic independent hotels and resorts and is part of Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s leading hotel companies. Recognized as the hotel industry’s first “soft brand” concept, Ascend has more than 170 properties open and operating worldwide, including in France, the United KingdomNorwaySwedenTurkeyAustraliaCanada, and the Caribbean region. Membership with the Ascend Hotel Collection enables distinctive, independent properties to gain a global presence while maintaining their local charm. For more information, visit

About Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:  CHH) is one of the world’s largest hotel companies. With approximately 6,500 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, 2017, 795 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company’s Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria®, 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 30 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 for more information.

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