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Summit REIT drops 11 Choice flags, acquires 2 IHG properties

Summit Hotel Properties Inc. has terminated franchise agreements with Choice Hotels International for 11 hotels, and the REIT also announces the acquisition of two properties from IHG and a third Homewood Suites-branded property.

Summit plans to reflag the 11 Choice properties with upmarket brands yet to be announced. The hotels, which comprise 996 guestrooms, are:

Cambria Suites Airport, San Antonio
Cambria Suites Baton Rouge 1-10/College Drive, Louisiana
Cambria Suites Bloomington, Minnesota
Cambria Suites Boise Airport, Idaho
Comfort Inn, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Comfort Inn, Missoula, Montana
Comfort Inn, Salina, Kansas
Comfort Inn & Suites, Twin Falls, Idaho
Comfort Suites Charleston, West Virginia
Comfort Suites Fort Worth, Texas
Comfort Suites Southwest, Lakewood, Colorado
The hotels officially left the Choice system last week, although the two sides are still negotiating the terms of a termination buyout.