ROCKVILLE, Md.March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) continues to expand the footprint of its proven midscale Sleep Inn brand with the opening of a new 77-room, four-story hotel in Tampa, Fla.

Located at 6231 S. Dale Mabry Highway, the Sleep Inn & Suites Tampa South is a short distance from nearby landmarks, like MacDill Air Force Base, Bayshore Boulevard, Cruise Port Tampa Bay, the Florida Aquarium, and Downtown Tampa. Flanked by two cerulean bays and the Gulf of Mexico, the hotel offers easy access to the waterfront and seaside leisure activities.

The hotel was developed by Sitaram Tampa, LLC, which has over 13 years of experience in operating and managing hotels, with a goal of delighting guests with a friendly welcome, exceptional service, comfortable lodging, and many other amenities.

“The Sleep Inn brand is synonymous with high-performance hotels, and the fast-growing city of Tampa is ripe with development opportunity to meet travel demand,” said Nehal Patel, owner, Sitaram Tampa, LLC. “Guests will enjoy the hotel’s midscale amenities and prime location near Ballast Point Park and Picnic Island Park — hidden gems of South Tampa, complete with playgrounds, a fishing pier, and dog-friendly beach. With easy access to several area attractions and a quick trip to downtown, this 77-room hotel is the perfect choice for value and convenience.”

The Sleep Inn & Suites Tampa South embraces the brand’s leading Designed to Dream prototype and nature-inspired aesthetic, which has sparked its rapid expansion and resonated with guests. Sleep Inn has more than 570 hotels open or in the pipeline globally. This year, new hotels will be opening across the U.S., including in Bronx, N.Y.Oklahoma City; and Spokane, Wash.

“Sleep Inn has established itself as a leader in the midscale segment, and the Designed to Dreamprototype creates fantastic franchisee value,” said Brian Quinn, head of development, new construction brands, Choice Hotels. “The brand delights guests with its timeless, simply stylish design and delivers to owners the lowest cost to build in the segment.”