July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels International today announced that it has entered into an area representative agreement with Ireland-based Kasterlee Limited for the exclusive right to license and develop Choice's Clarion brand in the United Kingdom, Germany and Russia.
We are committed to expanding the Clarion brand throughout Europe, and this agreement will help drive the brand's growth in three major markets," said Mark Pearce, vice president, international, Choice Hotels International.
We are very excited to have the opportunity to franchise the Clarion brand in these three key markets," said Frankie Whelehan, managing director, Kasterlee, Ltd.
The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands serve guests worldwide.
Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.
Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning for Clarion Corporation of America.
In addition to offering advanced features such as Clarion's Smart Access and Intelligent Voice, the NX604 packs all the other great features consumers have come to expect from Clarion including a built-in top-quality DVD/CD player, a vibrant 6.
Exclusive to Clarion and powered by Hitachi's renowned Global Data Center, Smart Access is the world's most advanced and extensive cloud-based information access, analysis and sharing platform.
Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co.
By incorporating Google's sophisticated cloud-based Google Places within its Smart Access connectivity platform, Clarion infotainment systems will allow users access to the same type and level of location-based search services in their vehicles that they are already accustomed to on their mobile devices and at home.
Interoperability with a variety of consumer devices, such as smartphones and tablets, as well as access to web-based portals such as Social Media services, are rapidly becoming an indispensable requirement for in-vehicle information and entertainment systems," stated Paul Lachner, President of Clarion Corporation of America.
Matt Matsuda, President of Clarion Corporation of America, states, "This new business award confirms Clarion's commitment to expand their global business with General Motors Corporation and its affiliate companies.
Clarion Corporation of America has its headquarters in Gardena, California and is the subsidiary of Tokyo based Clarion Company Ltd.
CONTACT: Angela Flynn of Clarion Corporation of America OEM Marketing, +1-248-991-3236, aflynn@clarion.