Choice Hotels International has appointed Patrick Pacious as president and CEO from January 1, 2018.
Pacious, who is currently president and chief operating officer, will succeed CEO Stephen Joyce who will leave his role at the end of the year.
Stewart Bainum, chairman of the board of directors, said: “Pat demonstrates exceptional vision, and has spearheaded innovations that cement our position as a hospitality and technology leader and pioneer, while further strengthening our strategic differentiation and our core values.”
Pacious first joined Choice Hotels in 2005, having previously worked for Bearing Point and Arthur Andersen. He became chief operating officer in January 2014 and took on the role of president in May 2016.