Choice Hotels International with bring its Clarion, Comfort and Quality midscale brands to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Under a master development agreement with Equinox Group and Al Tayyar Travel, Choice expects that 25 hotels totaling about 8,000 rooms will open in the two Persian Gulf countries by 2021. 

Choice, which has more than 6,400 franchised properties, is looking to expand rapidly beyond its U.S. base. Within the past six months, the company has reached agreements to bring its hotel brands to Germany, Austria, Hungary and Belgium.

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