Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has appointed Brian Quinn as vice president 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 is a wonderful addition to our exceptional development team and a great asset to our current and potential franchisees,” said David Pepper, chief development officer at Choice Hotels. “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,” said Anne Smith, vice president, brand strategy at Choice Hotels.
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, he held various leadership roles in development, franchising and hotel operations with InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton and Driftwood Hospitality Management.