July 29, 2010

China Lodging Group, Limited Reports Second Quarter of 2010 Financial Results

SHANGHAI, China, Jul 29, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) --

  --  Net Revenues for the second quarter increased 39.2% year-over-year to
      RMB438.9 million (US$64.7 million, note 1), exceeding guidance of RMB395
      to RMB415 million
  --  Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited for the second
      quarter increased 185% year-over-year to RMB79.7 million (US$11.8
      million)
  --  Occupancy rate reached 98% and average daily rate ("ADR") RMB196,
      resulting in revenue per available room ("RevPAR") of RMB192, a 15%
      year-over-year increase
  --  324 hotels were in operation and 159 hotels under development as of June
      30, 2010
  --  The Company raised guidance for full year net revenues growth to 35% to
      37%, up from previously announced range of 33% to 35%


China Lodging Group, Limited (Nasdaq:HTHT) ("HanTing Inns and Hotels" or the "Company"), a leading economy hotel chain operator in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Second Quarter of 2010 Operational Highlights

* During the second quarter of 2010, the Company opened 42 new hotels, including nine leased-and-operated hotels and 33 franchised-and-managed hotels. As of June 30, 2010, the Company had 324 hotels in operation, consisting of 187 leased-and-operated hotels and 137 franchised-and-managed hotels. Our hotels in operation covered 51 cities in China as of June 30, 2010, compared with 47 cities at the end of the previous quarter.

* As of June 30, 2010, the Company had a total pipeline of 159 hotels under development, including 56 leased-and-operated hotels and 103 franchised-and-managed hotels.

* Shanghai World Expo (the "Expo"), lasting from May 1 to October 31, 2010, attracted a significant number of visitors to Shanghai. As of June 30, 2010, 24% of the Company's hotel rooms were in Shanghai. Our RevPAR in Shanghai boosted during the Expo.

* The ADR, or average daily rate, was RMB196 in the second quarter of 2010, compared with RMB174 in the second quarter of 2009 and RMB173 in the previous quarter. The 12.6% year-over-year increase was mainly attributable to the improving economic conditions, our strengthening brand name, and the Expo. The sequential increase was mainly due to seasonality and the Expo.

* The occupancy rate for all hotels in operation was 98% in the second quarter of 2010, compared with 96% in the second quarter of 2009, and 93% in the previous quarter. The Expo greatly contributed to the year-over-year increase. The sequential increase was mainly due to seasonality and the Expo.

* RevPAR, defined as revenue per available room, was RMB192 in the second quarter of 2010, compared with RMB167 in the second quarter of 2009 and RMB161 in the previous quarter. The 15.0% year-over-year increase was attributable to the higher occupancy rate and higher ADR, driven by improving economic conditions, our brand and the Expo. The sequential increase was mainly due to seasonality and the Expo.

* RevPAR for the hotels which had been in operation for at least 18 months was RMB205 for the second quarter of 2010, an 18.5% increase from RMB173 for the second quarter of 2009 for the same group of hotels. The improvement was caused by both higher occupancy rate and higher ADR, as the economy improved, our brand strengthened and the Expo brought additional business opportunities.

"We are delighted to see another profitable quarter with remarkable operating performance," said Mr. Matthew Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of HanTing Inns and Hotels. "In the second quarter 2010, we successfully penetrated into four new cities. Our HanTing Club had more than two million individual members as of June 30, 2010."

Second Quarter of 2010 Financial Results

Total revenues for the quarter increased 39.0% year-over-year to RMB464.0 million (US$68.4 million) primarily as a result of our expanded base of hotels and higher RevPAR. Compared to the first quarter of 2010, our total revenues increased 28.6%.

Total revenues from leased-and-operated hotels for the second quarter of 2010 were RMB432.9 million (US$63.8 million), representing a 34.6% increase year-over-year as both the number of leased-and-operated hotels and the revenue per leased-and-operated hotel increased. As of June 30, 2010, we had 187 leased-and-operated hotels in operation, compared with 160 a year ago.

Total revenues from franchised-and-managed hotels for the second quarter of 2010 were RMB31.1 million (US$4.6 million), representing a 153.6% increase year-over-year due to the increased number of franchised-and-managed hotels and higher RevPAR. As of June 30, 2010, we had 137 franchised-and-managed hotels in operation, compared with 40 a year ago.

Net revenues for the second quarter of 2010 were RMB438.9 million (US$64.7 million), representing an increase of 39.2% year-over-year and an increase of 28.7% sequentially.

Total operating costs and expenses for the second quarter of 2010 were RMB334.3 million (US$49.3 million), compared to RMB277.3 million (US$40.6 million) in the second quarter of 2009 and RMB323.7 million (US$47.4 million) in the previous quarter. Total operating costs and expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) for the quarter were RMB331.3 million (US$48.9 million), representing a 20.0% increase year-over-year mainly due to our enlarged network. Major components of operating costs and expenses are described and discussed in more details below.

Hotel operating costs for the second quarter of 2010 were RMB273.6 million (US$40.4 million), compared to RMB239.1 million (US$35.0 million) in the second quarter of 2009 and RMB272.2 million (US$39.9 million) in the previous quarter. Total hotel operating costs excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) were RMB273.3 million (US$40.3 million), representing 62.3% of net revenues, compared to 75.9% for the same quarter in 2009 and 79.7% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year decrease in hotel operating costs as a percentage of net revenues was primarily due to higher revenue per hotel and increased proportion of franchised revenues. Sequentially the hotel operating costs as a percentage of net revenues decreased as the second quarter had higher revenue and lower utility cost.

Selling and marketing expenses for the second quarter of 2010 were RMB16.5 million (US$2.4 million), compared to RMB16.3 million (US$2.4 million) in the second quarter of 2009 and RMB14.5 million (US$2.1 million) in the previous quarter. Selling and marketing expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) were RMB16.3 million (US$2.4 million), representing 3.7% of net revenues, compared to 5.2% for the same quarter in 2009 and 4.2% in the previous quarter.

General and administrative expenses for the second quarter of 2010 were RMB25.6 million (US$3.8 million), compared to RMB14.2 million (US$2.1 million) in the second quarter of 2009 and RMB25.8 million (US$3.8 million) in the previous quarter. General and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses (non-GAAP) were RMB23.2 million (US$3.4 million), or 5.3% of the net revenues, compared with 4.1% of the net revenues in the same period of 2009 and 6.7% in the previous quarter. The year-over-year increase in general and administrative expenses was mainly driven by increased personnel cost as a result of network expansion, and professional service fees associated with our becoming a public company.

Pre-opening expenses for the second quarter of 2010 were RMB18.6 million (US$2.7million), representing an increase of 140.5% year-over-year and an increase of 65.5% sequentially. The increase in pre-opening expenses was mainly due to the increased number of leased-and-operated hotels under construction.

Income from operations for the quarter was RMB104.5 million (US$15.4 million), compared to income from operations of RMB38.0 million (US$5.6 million) in the second quarter of 2009 and income from operations of RMB17.2 million (US$2.5 million) in the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted income from operations (non-GAAP) for the quarter was RMB107.5 million (US$15.9 million), representing a 174.1% increase from the same quarter of 2009.

Net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited for the quarter was RMB79.7 million (US$11.8 million), compared to net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited of RMB27.9 million (US$4.1 million) in the second quarter of 2009, and net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited of RMB12.4 million (US$1.8 million) in the previous quarter. Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted net income attributable to the China Lodging Group, Limited (non-GAAP) for the quarter was RMB82.7 million (US$12.2 million), representing a 183.1% increase from the second quarter of 2009. The year-over-year improvement on profit was mainly attributable to the improved RevPAR and the increased number of hotels in our network. The sequential increase in profit was mainly due to seasonality and the favorable impact of the Expo.

Basic and diluted net earnings per share/ADS. For the second quarter of 2010, basic net earnings per share was RMB0.33(US$0.05), while diluted net earnings per share was RMB0.32 (US$0.05); basic net earnings per ADS was RMB1.32 (US$0.20), while diluted net earnings per ADS was RMB1.29 (US$0.19). Excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted basic net earnings per share (non-GAAP) and adjusted diluted net earnings per share (non-GAAP) were RMB0.34 (US$0.05), and adjusted basic net earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) was RMB1.37 (US$0.20), while adjusted diluted net earnings per ADS (non-GAAP) was RMB1.34 (US$0.20).

EBITDA (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2010 was RMB144.5 million (US$21.3 million), compared to RMB71.3 million (US$10.4 million) in the second quarter of 2009 and RMB54.9 million (US$8.0 million) in the previous quarter. EBITDA from operating hotels (non-GAAP) was RMB163.0 million (US$24.0 million), an increase of 106.4% from the same period of 2009 and an increase of 146.7% sequentially. The year-over-year increase in EBITDA and EBITDA from operating hotels was primarily due to the substantial expansion of hotels and improved RevPAR during the period. The sequential increase in EBITDA and EBITDA from operating hotels was mainly due to seasonality and the favorable impact of the Expo.

Cash flow. Net operating cash flow for the second quarter of 2010 was RMB143.4 million (US$21.1 million). Cash spent on the purchase of property and equipment, which is part of investing cash flow, was RMB64.6 million (US$9.5 million).

Cash and cash equivalents. As of June 30, 2010, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of RMB1,285.4 million (US$189.5 million). The Company completed its initial public offering and a private placement to Ctrip.com International, Ltd. on March 26. The net proceeds of approximately US$140 million were received in April 2010.

Business Outlook and Guidance

"We are pleased with the results for the first half of 2010, as we added 88 hotels and generated RMB92 million of net profit and RMB199 million of EBITDA," commented CEO Mr. Zhang. "For the full year 2010, we expect to open around 60 leased-and-operated hotels and 125 to 135 franchised-and-managed hotels."

The Company expects to achieve net revenues in the range of RMB460 to 480 million in the third quarter of 2010. In light of the stronger-than-expected demand driven by the Expo, we adjust our full year net revenues forecast to grow 35% to 37% from 2009.

The above forecast reflects the Company's current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.

Conference Call

HanTing Inns and Hotels' management will host a conference call at 9 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 29, 2010 (or 9 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2010 in the Shanghai/Hong Kong time zone) following the announcement. To participate in the event by telephone, please dial +1 (888) 830 9551 (for callers in the U.S.), +86 10 800 152 1039 (for callers in China Mainland), +852 3002 1675 (for callers in Hong Kong) or +1 (408) 961 6560 (for callers outside of the U.S., China Mainland, and Hong Kong) and entering pass code HTHT. Please dial in approximately 10 minutes before the scheduled time of the call.

A recording of the conference call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call through August 6, 2010. Please dial +1 877 482 6144 (for callers in the U.S.) or +1 617 213 4164 (for callers outside the U.S.) and entering pass code 765 274 98.

The conference call will also be webcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties at the Company's Web site, http://ir.htinns.com .

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the Company's unaudited consolidated financial results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, the Company uses the following non-GAAP measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the SEC: hotel operating costs excluding share-based compensation expenses, general and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses, selling expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted income from operations excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted net income attributable to China Lodging Group, Limited excluding share-based compensation expenses, adjusted basic and diluted net earnings per share and per ADS excluding share-based compensation expenses, EBITDA and EBITDA from operating hotels. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliations of GAAP and non-GAAP results" set forth at the end of this release. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance by excluding share-based expenses that may not be indicative of its operating performance. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical performance. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. A limitation of using non-GAAP financial measures excluding share-based compensation expenses is that share-based compensation expenses have been and will continue to be a significant recurring expense in our business. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables have more details on the reconciliations between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures.

The Company believes that EBITDA is a useful financial metric to assess the operating and financial performance before the impact of investing and financing transactions and income taxes. Given the significant investments that the Company has made in leasehold improvements, depreciation and amortization expense comprises a significant portion of the cost structure. In addition, the Company believes that EBITDA is widely used by other companies in the lodging industry and may be used by investors as a measure of financial performance. The Company believes that EBITDA will provide investors with a useful tool for comparability between periods because it eliminates depreciation and amortization expense attributable to capital expenditures. The Company also uses EBITDA from operating hotels, which is defined as EBITDA before pre-opening expenses, to assess operating results of the hotels in operation. The Company believe that the exclusion of pre-opening expenses, a portion of which is non-cash rental expenses, helps facilitate year-on-year comparison of the results of operations as the number of hotels in the development stage may vary significantly from year to year. Therefore, the Company believes EBITDA from operating hotels more closely reflects the performance capability of hotels currently in operation. The calculation of EBITDA and EBITDA from operating hotels does not deduct interest income. The presentation of EBITDA and EBITDA from operating hotels should not be construed as an indication that our future results will be unaffected by other charges and gains considered to be outside the ordinary course of the business.

The use of EBITDA and EBITDA from operating hotels has certain limitations. Depreciation and amortization expense for various long-term assets, income tax and interest expense have been and will be incurred and are not reflected in the presentation of EBITDA. Pre-opening expenses have been and will be incurred and are not reflected in the presentation of EBITDA from operating hotels. Each of these items should also be considered in the overall evaluation of the results. The Company compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of the depreciation and amortization, interest expense, income tax expense, pre-opening expenses and other relevant items both in the reconciliations to the U.S. GAAP financial measures and in the consolidated financial statements, all of which should be considered when evaluating the performance.

The terms EBITDA and EBITDA from operating hotels are not defined under U.S. GAAP, and neither EBITDA nor EBITDA from operating hotels is a measure of net income, operating income, operating performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. When assessing the operating and financial performance, you should not consider this data in isolation or as a substitute for our net income, operating income or any other operating performance measure that is calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, the Company's EBITDA or EBITDA from operating hotels may not be comparable to EBITDA or EBITDA from operating hotels or similarly titled measures utilized by other companies since such other companies may not calculate EBITDA or EBITDA from operating hotels in the same manner as the Company does.

Reconciliations of the Company's non-GAAP financial measures, including EBITDA and EBITDA from operating hotels, to consolidated statement of operations information are included at the end of this press release.

About China Lodging Group, Limited

China Lodging Group, Limited ("HanTing Inns and Hotels" or the "Company") is a leading economy hotel chain operator in China. The Company provides business and leisure travelers with high-quality, and conveniently-located hotel products under three brands, namely, HanTing Seasons Hotel, HanTing Express Hotel, and HanTing Hi Inn. As of June 30, 2010, the Company had 324 hotels and 37,782 rooms in 51 cities across China.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The information in this release contains forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the Company's capital needs, business strategy and expectations. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, which may be identified by terminology such as "may," "should," "will," "expect," "plan," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "forecast," "project," or "continue," the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Readers should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events or results. Any or all of the Company's forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, risks and uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. In evaluating these statements, readers should consider various factors, including the risks described in "Risk Factors" beginning on page 13 and elsewhere in the Company's registration statement on Form F-1. These factors may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. In addition, new factors emerge from time to time and it is not possible for the Company to predict all factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Any projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to the Company, which is subject to change. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document, except as required by applicable law.

                   China Lodging Group, Limited
              Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets

                               December
                               31, 2009       June 30, 2010
                              ----------  ---------------------
                                                        US$ (
                                 RMB         RMB       Note 1)
                                       (in thousands)
  Assets
  Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents      270,587   1,285,430    189,549
  Restricted cash                    500      13,270      1,957
  Accounts receivable, net        15,158      24,174      3,565
  Amount due from related
   parties                         4,632       4,086        603
  Prepaid rent                    69,618      92,032     13,571
  Inventories                      8,883       7,864      1,160
  Other current assets            28,976      24,193      3,566

  Deferred tax assets             18,272      18,272      2,694
                              ----------  ----------  ---------
  Total current assets           416,626   1,469,321    216,665

  Property and equipment,
   net                         1,028,267   1,089,906    160,718
  Intangible assets, net          20,395      34,138      5,034
  Goodwill                        18,452      18,452      2,721
  Other assets                    61,170      71,352     10,522

  Deferred tax assets             36,222      37,442      5,521
                              ----------  ----------  ---------

  Total assets                 1,581,132   2,720,611    401,181
                              ==========  ==========  =========

  Liabilities, mezzanine
   equity and equity
  Current liabilities:
  Long-term debt, current
   portion                        57,000      12,140      1,790
  Accounts payable               141,571     156,329     23,052
  Amount due to related
   parties                           928       1,796        265
  Salary and welfare payable      29,597      34,241      5,049
  Deferred revenue                43,203      54,751      8,074
  Accrued expenses and other
   current liabilities            89,383      91,221     13,451

  Income tax payable               3,869      24,880      3,669
                              ----------  ----------  ---------
  Total current liabilities      365,551     375,358     55,350

  Long-term debt                  80,000      56,860      8,385
  Deferred rent                  174,775     197,662     29,147
  Deferred revenue                31,558      40,075      5,909
  Other long-term
   liabilities                    20,453      36,003      5,309

  Deferred tax liabilities         6,538       6,538        964
                              ----------  ----------  ---------

  Total liabilities              678,875     712,496    105,064
                              ----------  ----------  ---------

  Mezzanine equity
  Series B convertible
   redeemable preferred
   shares                        796,803          --         --
  Equity
  Ordinary shares                     46         178         26
  Series A convertible
   preferred shares                   34          --         --
  Additional paid-in capital     351,994   2,168,395    319,752
  Accumulated deficit          (245,457)   (153,307)   (22,607)
  Accumulated other
   comprehensive loss           (12,528)    (14,240)    (2,100)
                              ----------  ----------  ---------
  Total China Lodging Group,
   Limited shareholders'
   equity                         94,089   2,001,026    295,071

  Noncontrolling interest         11,365       7,089      1,046
                              ----------  ----------  ---------

  Total equity                   105,454   2,008,115    296,117
                              ----------  ----------  ---------
  Total liabilities,
   mezzanine equity and
   equity                      1,581,132   2,720,611    401,181
                              ==========  ==========  =========


  Note 1: The conversion of Renminbi ("RMB") into United States
   dollars ("US$") is based on the exchange rate of
   US$1.00=RMB6.7815 on June 30, 2010 as set forth in H.10
   statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.

                         China Lodging Group, Limited
               Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations

                                               Quarter Ended
                               ---------------------------------------------

                                June 30,    March 31,
                                  2009        2010         June 30, 2010
                               ----------  ----------  ---------------------
                                                                     US$ (
                                  RMB         RMB         RMB       Note 1)
                                (in thousands, except per share and per ADS
                                                   data)
  Revenues:
  Leased-and-operated hotels      321,528     339,161     432,880     63,833
  Franchised-and-managed
   hotels                          12,282      21,569      31,142      4,592
                               ----------  ----------  ----------  ---------
  Total revenues                  333,810     360,730     464,022     68,425
  Less: business tax and
   related surcharges            (18,514)    (19,785)    (25,159)    (3,710)
                               ----------  ----------  ----------  ---------

  Net revenues                    315,296     340,945     438,863     64,715
                               ----------  ----------  ----------  ---------

  Operating costs and
   expenses:
  Hotel operating costs         (239,090)   (272,202)   (273,633)   (40,350)
  Selling and marketing
   expenses                      (16,305)    (14,511)    (16,507)    (2,434)
  General and administrative
   expenses                      (14,225)    (25,808)    (25,621)    (3,778)

  Pre-opening expenses            (7,718)    (11,216)    (18,564)    (2,738)
                               ----------  ----------  ----------  ---------
  Total operating costs and
   expenses                     (277,338)   (323,737)   (334,325)   (49,300)
                               ----------  ----------  ----------  ---------
  Income from operations           37,958      17,208     104,538     15,415
  Interest income                     206         663       1,526        225
  Interest expenses               (2,422)     (1,545)       (739)      (109)
  Other income                         --          --         406         60
  Foreign exchange
   gain/(loss)                          8        (29)       (303)       (45)
                               ----------  ----------  ----------  ---------
  Income before income tax         35,750      16,297     105,428     15,546

  Income tax expense              (6,078)     (2,626)    (23,403)    (3,451)
                               ----------  ----------  ----------  ---------
  Net income                       29,672      13,671      82,025     12,095
  Net income attributable to
   noncontrolling interests       (1,725)     (1,223)     (2,323)      (342)
                               ----------  ----------  ----------  ---------
  Net income attributable to
   China Lodging Group,
   Limited                         27,947      12,448      79,702     11,753
                               ==========  ==========  ==========  =========

  Net earnings per share
  -- Basic                           0.16        0.07        0.33       0.05
  -- Diluted                         0.15        0.06        0.32       0.05

  Net earnings per ADS
  -- Basic                           0.63        0.26        1.32       0.20
  -- Diluted                         0.62        0.25        1.29       0.19

  Weighted average ordinary
   shares outstanding
  -- Basic                         55,539      68,582     241,018    241,018
  -- Diluted                      181,332     196,751     246,305    246,305


  Note 1: The conversion of Renminbi ("RMB") into United States dollars
   ("US$") is based on the exchange rate of US$1.00=RMB6.7815 on June 30,
   2010 as set forth in H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve
   Board.

                                          China Lodging Group, Limited
                                   Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

                                                           Quarter Ended June 30, 2010
                                    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                  % of Net     Share-based   % of Net     Non-GAAP    % of Net
                                    GAAP Result   Revenues    Compensation   Revenues       Result    Revenues
                                    -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------  -----------  --------
                                        RMB                        RMB                       RMB
                                    (unaudited)                (unaudited)               (unaudited)
                                                                  (in thousands)

  Hotel operating costs                 273,633        62.4%           337         0.1%      273,296     62.3%
  Selling and marketing expenses         16,507         3.8%           210         0.0%       16,297      3.7%
  General and administrative
   expenses                              25,621         5.8%         2,437         0.6%       23,184      5.3%

  Pre-opening expenses                   18,564                         --                    18,564
                                    -----------         4.2%  ------------         0.0%  -----------      4.2%
  Total operating costs and
   expenses                             334,325                      2,984                   331,341
                                    ===========        76.2%  ============         0.7%  ===========     75.5%

  Income from operations                104,538                      2,984                   107,522
                                    ===========        23.8%  ============         0.7%  ===========     24.5%


                                                           Quarter Ended June 30, 2010
                                    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                  % of Net     Share-based   % of Net     Non-GAAP    % of Net
                                    GAAP Result   Revenues    Compensation   Revenues       Result    Revenues
                                    -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------  -----------  --------
                                     US$ ( Note
                                         1)                        US$                       US$
                                    (unaudited)                (unaudited)               (unaudited)
                                                                  (in thousands)

  Hotel operating costs                  40,350        62.4%            50         0.1%       40,300     62.3%
  Selling and marketing expenses          2,434         3.8%            31         0.0%        2,403      3.7%
  General and administrative
   expenses                               3,778         5.8%           359         0.6%        3,419      5.3%

  Pre-opening expenses                    2,738                         --                     2,738
                                    -----------         4.2%  ------------         0.0%  -----------      4.2%
  Total operating costs and
   expenses                              49,300                        440                    48,860
                                    ===========        76.2%  ============         0.7%  ===========     75.5%

  Income from operations                 15,415                        440                    15,855
                                    ===========        23.8%  ============         0.7%  ===========     24.5%


                                                            Quarter Ended Mar 31, 2010
                                    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                  % of Net     Share-based   % of Net     Non-GAAP    % of Net
                                    GAAP Result   Revenues    Compensation   Revenues       Result    Revenues
                                    -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------  -----------  --------
                                        RMB                        RMB                       RMB
                                    (unaudited)                (unaudited)               (unaudited)
                                                                  (in thousands)

  Hotel operating costs                 272,202        79.8%           341         0.1%      271,861     79.7%
  Selling and marketing expenses         14,511         4.3%           218         0.1%       14,293      4.2%
  General and administrative
   expenses                              25,808         7.6%         2,846         0.8%       22,962      6.7%

  Pre-opening expenses                   11,216                         --                    11,216
                                    -----------         3.3%  ------------         0.0%  -----------      3.3%
  Total operating costs and
   expenses                             323,737                      3,405                   320,332
                                    ===========        95.0%  ============         1.0%  ===========     94.0%

  Income from operations                 17,208                      3,405                    20,613
                                    ===========         5.0%  ============         1.0%  ===========      6.0%


                                                           Quarter Ended June 30, 2009
                                    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                  % of Net     Share-based   % of Net     Non-GAAP    % of Net
                                    GAAP Result   Revenues    Compensation   Revenues       Result    Revenues
                                    -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------  -----------  --------
                                        RMB                        RMB                       RMB
                                    (unaudited)                (unaudited)               (unaudited)
                                                                  (in thousands)

  Hotel operating costs                 239,090        75.9%            43         0.0%      239,047     75.9%
  Selling and marketing expenses         16,305         5.2%            51         0.0%       16,254      5.2%
  General and administrative
   expenses                              14,225         4.5%         1,170         0.4%       13,055      4.1%

  Pre-opening expenses                    7,718                         --                     7,718
                                    -----------         2.4%  ------------         0.0%  -----------      2.4%
  Total operating costs and
   expenses                             277,338                      1,264                   276,074
                                    ===========        88.0%  ============         0.4%  ===========     87.6%

  Income from operations                 37,958                      1,264                    39,222
                                    ===========        12.0%  ============         0.4%  ===========     12.4%


                                                       Quarter Ended
                                    ---------------------------------------------------

                                     June 30,     March 31,
                                       2009         2010            June 30, 2010
                                    -----------  -----------  -------------------------
                                                                             US$ ( Note
                                        RMB          RMB           RMB           1)
                                    (unaudited)  (unaudited)   (unaudited)  (unaudited)
                                     (in thousands, except per share and per ADS data)

  Net income attributable to China
   Lodging Group, Limited (GAAP)         27,947       12,448        79,702       11,753
  Share-based compensation
   expenses                               1,264        3,405         2,984          440
                                    -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------
  Adjusted net income attributable
   to China Lodging Group, Limited
   (non-GAAP)                            29,211       15,853        82,686       12,193
                                    ===========  ===========  ============  ===========

  Net earnings per share (GAAP)
  -- Basic                                 0.16         0.07          0.33         0.05
  -- Diluted                               0.15         0.06          0.32         0.05

  Net earnings per ADS (GAAP)              0.63         0.26          1.32         0.20
  -- Basic                                 0.62         0.25          1.29         0.19
  -- Diluted

  Adjusted net earnings per share
   (non-GAAP)
  -- Basic                                 0.16         0.08          0.34         0.05
  -- Diluted                               0.16         0.08          0.34         0.05

  Adjusted net earnings per ADS (non-GAAP)
  -- Basic                                 0.66         0.33          1.37         0.20
  -- Diluted                               0.64         0.32          1.34         0.20

  Weighted average ordinary shares outstanding
  -- Basic                               55,539       68,582       241,018      241,018
  -- Diluted                            181,332      196,751       246,305      246,305


                                                       Quarter Ended
                                    ---------------------------------------------------

                                     June 30,     March 31,
                                       2009         2010            June 30, 2010
                                    -----------  -----------  -------------------------
                                                                             US$ ( Note
                                        RMB          RMB           RMB           1)
                                    (unaudited)  (unaudited)   (unaudited)  (unaudited)
                                                       (in thousands)

  Net income attributable to China
   Lodging Group, Limited (GAAP)         27,947       12,448        79,702       11,753
  Interest expenses                       2,422        1,545           739          109
  Income tax expense                      6,078        2,626        23,403        3,451
  Depreciation and amortization          34,837       38,246        40,624        5,990

  EBITDA (non-GAAP)                      71,284       54,865       144,468       21,303
                                    -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------

  Pre-opening expenses                    7,718       11,216        18,564        2,738
                                    -----------  -----------  ------------  -----------
  EBITDA from operating hotels
   (non-GAAP)                            79,002       66,081       163,032       24,041
                                    ===========  ===========  ============  ===========

  Note 1: The conversion of Renminbi ("RMB") into United States dollars ("US$") is
   based on the exchange rate of US$1.00=RMB6.7815 on June 30, 2010 as set forth in
   H.10 statistical release of the Federal Reserve Board.

                                     China Lodging
                                     Group, Limited
  Operational Data

                                              As of
                                    -------------------------
                                     June     March    June
                                      30,      31,      30,
                                     2009     2009     2010
  Total hotels in operation:            200      282      324
  Leased-and-operated hotels            160      178      187
  Franchised-and-managed hotels          40      104      137
  Total Hotel rooms in operation     24,707   33,650   37,782
  Leased-and-operated hotels         20,235   22,334   23,331
  Franchised-and-managed hotels       4,472   11,316   14,451
  Number of cities                       38       47       51




                                      For the quarter ended
                                    -------------------------
                                     June     March    June
                                      30,      31,      30,
                                     2009     2010     2010
  Occupancy rate (as a percentage)
  Leased-and-operated hotels            96%      95%     100%
  Franchised-and-managed hotels         91%      88%      94%
  Total hotels in operation             96%      93%      98%
  Average daily room rate (in RMB)
  Leased-and-operated hotels            175      175      200
  Franchised-and-managed hotels         173      167      189
  Total hotels in operation             174      173      196
  RevPAR (in RMB)
  Leased-and-operated hotels            168      166      199
  Franchised-and-managed hotels         157      147      179
  Total hotels in operation             167      161      192


  Like-for-like performance for hotels opened for at
   least 18 months during the current quarter


                                     As of and for
                                       the quarter
                                         ended
                                    ----------------
                                     June     June
                                      30,      30,
                                     2009     2010
  Total hotels in operation:            167      167
  Leased-and-operated hotels            147      147
  Franchised-and-managed hotels          20       20
  Total Hotel rooms in operation     21,023   21,023
  Leased-and-operated hotels         18,681   18,681
  Franchised-and-managed hotels       2,342    2,342
  Occupancy rate (as a percentage)      99%     102%
  Average daily rate (in RMB)           175      201
  RevPAR (in RMB)                       173      205

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SOURCE: China Lodging Group, Limited

CONTACT:  China Lodging Group, Limited
Ida Yu, Investor Relations Manager
86 (21) 5153 9463
ir@htinns.com
http://ir.htinns.com

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