Choice Hotels International President and CEO Stephen P. Joyce and Managing Director Steve Stoycos led a tour of the company’s new headquarters in Rockville.
Choice Hotels International
Thursday, April 4, 2013
President and CEO Stephen P. Joyce led a tour of the new building Thursday
Choice Hotels International will close the doors for good at its circa-1970s headquarters in Silver Spring as it prepares to move into its new digs in Rockville. On Monday, 400 employees will start their first day of work at the Fortune 500 company’s Town Center headquarters. "What you like, I picked," said President and CEO Stephen P. Joyce, jokingly, as he helped lead a tour of the new building on Thursday. The company will occupy more than 130,000 square feet of office space in the building, owned and built by Foulger-Pratt. Joyce said the new building reflected the company’s new direction. “We have always been a major hotel company for folks who are on the way to go someplace. Now we're trying to be a company that also is a place where…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Montgomery County Executive Leggett announced a request for $4.16 million in aid from the county and City of Rockville to build the mixed-use project.
Montgomery County and Rockville officials on Monday announced a request for a $4.16 million economic development grant to support construction of two mixed-use high-rise towers featuring a hotel, residences and street level retail space in Rockville Town Center. The county aid to Reston, VA-based Duball LLC would help bring 485-multifamily homes, a 140-room Cambria Suites hotel and 40,000 square-feet of street level retail to what is now the Regal Cinemas parking lot at East Middle Lane and Monroe Street. The project’s cost is about $100 million. “It is a project that I think is long overdue,” County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) said. The parking lot where the project is planned is across the street from the future Choice Hotels …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Councilman charges 'hypocrisy' over mayor's speaking slot at groundbreaking ceremony.
Rockville City Councilman Piotr Gajewski is questioning Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio’s appearance at the groundbreaking of a new headquarters for Choice Hotels International in Rockville Town Center, citing minutes of a closed-door session that show Marcuccio voted against an incentive package to attract the hotel company. The council voted 3 to 2 on Aug. 15 to release the minutes of a closed session in which the incentive package was approved. Gajewski, who is challenging Marcuccio for mayor in the Nov. 8 election, requested that the minutes of the March 14 session be made public. Marcuccio and Councilwoman Bridget Donnell Newton voted against releasing the minutes, which show that the mayor voted against the package and that Newton abstained …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The hotel company plans to move from Silver Spring to Rockville Town Center in 2013.
City, county and state officials joined representatives of the Foulger-Pratt Companies and Choice Hotels International on Tuesday to break ground for the hotel company's new headquarters in Rockville Town Center. The company, which franchises more than 6,100 hotels worldwide, signed a lease in July to move its headquarters and its nearly 400 employees from Silver Spring to Rockville when the building’s construction is complete in 2013. The company, which is known for such brands as Comfort Inn, Clarion and Econo Lodge, plans to add 75 employees once it moves to Rockville. Choice Hotels will occupy more than 130,000 square feet of office space in Rockville Metro Plaza II, which is being constructed by Foulger-Pratt. The Rockville-based …