TAMPA, FL, April 25, 2018 – Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced that it has selected NovaCHARGE as a Qualified Vendor for providing Choice Hotels properties with Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solutions. Choice Hotels franchises over 6,800 hotels representing more than 500,000 rooms worldwide through its12unique brands, including Ascend Hotel Collection, Cambria Hotels, Comfort, Sleep Inn, Quality, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, WoodSpring Suites, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn.
“NovaCHARGE is a tremendous addition to our Qualified Vendor Program,” said Rick Summa, vice president of Procurement Services for Choice Hotels. “At Choice Hotels, we are consistently looking for ways to boost value for our hotel owners, their employees and guests. Installing EV charging systems will offer Choice Hotels properties the ability to deliver an added amenity, while supporting Choice’s Room to be Green sustainability initiatives.”
As a premier provider of EV charging infrastructure for Choice Hotels, NovaCHARGE will be offering customized EV charging units to conveniently and visibly promote each unique hotel brand to its employees and guests. NovaCHARGE’s flexible business models will allow hotel management to offer a wide range of for-pay, valet or complimentary EV charging services, while differentiating itself.
“Similar to the deployment of Wi-Fi, EV charging technology will draw tech-savvy customers who want the peace of mind to charge their EV’s overnight, while staying in a safe and comfortable location,” said Helda Rodriguez, president of NovaCHARGE. “Providing EV charging as a valuable new amenity to attract this new customer segment also promotes a positive statement about each hotel’s commitment to sustainability and clean transportation. We are truly looking forward to working with Choice Hotels and its franchisees.”
NovaCHARGE will be kicking off this new relationship at the annual Choice Hotels convention in Las Vegas, to be held May 1-3, 2018.
About CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL:
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world’s largest hotel companies. With over 6,800 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe, and as of February 1, 2018, more than 1,000 hotels were in its development pipeline. Our company’s Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® Hotels, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, WoodSpring Suites®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests’ needs. With more than 35 million members, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from 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.
About NovaCHARGE, LLC:
NovaCHARGE, LLC was founded in 2008 to address the growing need for a next-generation EV charging infrastructure. As a national leading provider of networked and non-networked EV charging solutions, NovaCHARGE has the broadest experience of any EV equipment provider in the hospitality and tourism markets. Headquartered in Florida, NovaCHARGE is a Certified Minority/Woman owned business. For more information, please visit www.NovaCHARGE.net.