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China Lodging Group, Limited (HTHT) Filed 2015 Annual Report on Form 20-F

SHANGHAI, China, April 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) ( “China Lodging Group” or the “Company”), a leading and fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China, today announced that the Company has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The annual report is available on the Company’s website at ir.huazhu.com.

About China Lodging Group, Limited
China Lodging Group, Limited is a leading hotel operator and franchisor in China under 12 brand names. As of December 31, 2015, the Company had 2,763 hotels or 278,843 rooms in operation in 352 cities. With a primary focus on economy and midscale hotel segments, China Lodging Group’s brands include Hi Inn, HanTing Hotel, Elan Hotel, JI Hotel, Starway Hotel, Joya Hotel, and Manxin Hotels & Resorts. The Company also has the rights as master franchisee for Mercure, Ibis and Ibis Styles, and co-development rights for Grand Mercure and Novotel, in Pan-China region.

The Company’s business includes leased, manachised and franchised models. Under the lease model, the Company directly operates hotels typically located on leased properties. Under the manachise model, the Company manages manachised hotels through the on-site hotel managers it appoints and collects fees from franchisees. Under the franchise model, the Company provides training, reservation and support services to the franchised hotels and collects fees from franchisees but does not appoint on-site hotel managers. The Company applies a consistent standard and platform across all of its hotels. As of December 31, 2015, China Lodging Group operates 27 percent of its hotel rooms under lease model, 73 percent under manachise and franchise models.

For more information, please visit the Company’s website: http://ir.huazhu.com.

Contact Information Ida Yu Sr. Manager of Investor Relations Tel: 86 (21) 6195 9561 Email: ir@huazhu.com http://ir.huazhu.com

Source:China Lodging Group, Limited