Choice Hotels’ Names New CEO

by Jessica Montevago

Choice Hotels International has named Patrick Pacious as president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018, succeeding Stephan Joyce.

Joyce will continue his role through the end of the year, after which he’ll assume the role of vice chairman of the board.

Pacious joined Choice in 2005, leading the company’s growth in the upscale segment with both Cambria Hotels and The Ascend Hotel Collection, as well as the transformation of the Comfort Brand. He was appointed chief operating officer in 2014 and additionally became president in May 2016. Previously, he held senior management consulting positions with BearingPoint and Arthur Andersen.

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