Store description text: Choice Hotels Australasia holds its annual Conference for franchisees, general managers and staff of its franchised hotels in Darwin, July 14th to 17th, 2013. The theme for this year’s conference is “In Focus to Achieve”, Choice Hotels will communicate top business and brand strategies to its franchisees, while also providing actionable training to drive success in the current industry and economic environment. Choice Hotels Australasia represents the Econo Lodge, Comfort, Quality and Clarion brands, with 280 hotels in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Choice Hotels Australasia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Choice Hotels International (CHI). CHI is one of the largest and most successful lodging companies in the world. Choice Hotels currently franchises approximately 6,200 hotels, representing more than 495,000 rooms, in more than 30 countries and territories.