Choice Hotels has accelerated it’s European expansion by opening 11 properties in the England, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy since October 2013. The five new properties in England include a Quality Hotel in Birmingham and one in Wolverhampton, a Comfort Inn located in London’s Belgravia area, a Clarion Collection Hotel in Exeter and one in Richmond Gate, and a Comfort Inn in Manchester, the first Choice property in the city. In France, three new properties include the Quality Hotel du Golf Montpellier Juvignac, the 66-room Quality Hotel Dunkerque and Comfort Hotel Paris Est Saint-Maur, which is 30 minutes from downtown. In Germany, the Comfort Hotel Friedrichshafen is now the 35th hotel in the country. And in Italy, a 100-room Quality Hotel will call Rome home. In a statement, Duncan Berry, Chief Executive for Choice Hotels Europe, said, “We believe Europe will be a key growth region for us and are delighted to welcome these hotels to our expanding network of European properties.” Read more at Travel Weekly.