Choice Hotels EMEA continues its agreement with CPI Hotels and expands its portfolio with the opening of a hotel in Slovakia

  • Opening of the new 175-room Clarion Congress Hotel in Bratislava
  • Newly renovated Clarion Congress Prague
  • Work in progress on the Comfort Hotel Budapest which should open at the end of 2022

Choice Hotels EMEA continued its strategic agreement with CPI Hotels, the leading hotel operating company in the Czech Republic and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), as they opened their fourteenth Choice hotel – the Clarion Congress Hotel Bratislava.

Choice Hotels EMEA and CPI Hotels have a long-standing relationship that dates back to the 1990s. With the opening of the Clarion Congress Hotel Bratislava, CPI Hotels now has fourteen Choice hotels in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, including the newly renovated Clarion Congress Prague , one of the largest conference hotels in Europe.

The newly opened Clarion Congress Hotel Bratislava is a 175-room property conveniently located within walking distance of the city center and Old Town. It is well connected by public transport to the city center and to the nearby airports of Bratislava and Vienna. The property itself has a restaurant and bar in addition to conference facilities for 180 delegates and a fitness center.

The Clarion Congress Prague is one of the largest and most modern congress hotels in the Czech Republic, with a capacity for over 2,500 delegates. The hotel, which has 559 newly renovated and well-appointed rooms, is ideally located for sightseeing and business trips, with the center of Prague being ten minutes away by metro. The hotel is also connected to the Fénix shopping mall and a wellness and fitness centre.

CPI Hotels is also working on the opening of the Comfort Hotel Budapest, which is expected to open towards the end of 2022.

Commenting on the continued agreement and portfolio expansion, Choice Hotels EMEA CEO Jonathan Mills said, “We have a long-standing relationship with CPI Hotels and I am delighted that this will continue alongside the added these new properties.

“Despite challenging times for the hospitality industry, the EMEA region remains an important growth market for Choice Hotels and we are delighted to increase our presence in the region with the addition of these properties in Bratislava and Budapest to our portfolio.

“Sustainable growth for Choice Hotels EMEA relies on the right brands in the right places in the right markets. I’m sure guests will be excited about the offerings at both hotels and look forward to more Choice Hotel properties opening in the area.

“This is an important year for us here at Choice Hotels EMEA as we continue to support our franchisees through this phase of recovery. We are focused on continuing to build a future-ready franchisee collaboration proposition, developed based on our understanding of today’s franchisee and evolved consumer.

Jan Kratina, CEO of CPI Hotels, said: “It is an honor that our cooperation with one of the largest hotel groups in the world has grown and strengthened for more than 25 years. I am convinced that despite today’s difficult times, the 14 hotels that are part of the cooperation with Choice Hotels EMEA will be successful. I can’t wait to be there.

About CPI Hotels

The hotel group CPI Hotels, a subsidiary of CPI Property Group, operates more than 30 hotels under the brands Clarion Hotels, Comfort Hotels, Quality Hotels, Mamaison Hotels & Residences, Buddha-Bar Hotel Collection, Spa & Kur Hotels and Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott as well as three other hotels operating under their respective brands. With a portfolio of over 10,000 beds and a conference capacity of approximately 13,000 seats, CPI Hotels is the largest hotel group in the Czech Republic. For more information on CPI Hotels, please visit:

About Choice Hotels EME

Choice Hotels EMEA™ is represented under the Ascend Hotel Collection™, Clarion™, Quality™ and Comfort™ brands in France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic and Turkey. Choice Hotels International, Inc., the parent company of Choice Hotels EMEA, with more than 7,100 hotels representing more than 600,000 rooms, in nearly 40 countries and territories is one of the largest hotel groups in the world (as of September 30 2021).

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