Nigel Lucas joins Choice Hotels

Nigel Lucas has joined Choice Hotels Canada as Ontario franchise
development director replacing Paul Rice, who is retiring after eight
years with the company.

Lucas comes to Choice Hotels Canada with experience in the hotel and real estate development industry. Prior to joining
Choice, he held various roles, including senior analyst, development at Delta
Hotels and Resorts; project manager at Thomas Consultants Inc. and consultant
at PKF Consulting Inc.

“Nigel’s deep knowledge of the hotel development landscape
will be invaluable as he recruits new franchisees and hotels into the Choice
Canada family,” Brian Leon, managing director, franchise growth and
administration, said in a release.

Choice Hotels Canada has 325 properties currently open or under development.