Best in Class: 2013 Hospitality Award recipients honoured
Choice Hotels Canada celebrates 31 hotels across the country for their exceptional service
TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Are you planning a trip this year and looking for a hotel with top-notch guest service? Choice Hotels Canada has just announced the recipients of their 2013 Hospitality Awards and with properties across the country being recognized, your perfect hotel is waiting.
The properties honoured are the top 10 per cent of more than 300 Choice Canada properties across the country. The 31 recipients included 11 who received Platinum Awards, putting them in the top three per cent. The remaining 20 received Gold, placing them in the top 10 per cent.
"To be recognized in one of these two categories is a major achievement for franchisees," says Tim Oldfield, managing director of Choice Hotels Canada. "As leaders in guest service, they have set the bar high by providing their guests with a positive and memorable experience and we're so proud of what they have accomplished."
To qualify for a Hospitality Award, the properties are ranked using a detailed list of criteria, which included guest surveys (and their likelihood to recommend the property to friends and family), third-party quality assurance audits and their desire to meet guest needs. The detailed list of 2013 winners can be found below.
About Choice Hotels Canada:
From Victoria, B.C., to St. John's, N.L., more than five million guests each year stay with Choice Hotels Canada® (CHC). CHC is the nation's largest hotel franchisor, with 325 privately run properties currently open and under development, under seven brands: ComfortTM, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn®. In addition, via its Ascend Hotel Collection™ membership program, Canadians have upscale lodging options at historic, boutique and unique hotels. Plus, extended stay options with MainStay Suites® and Suburban Extended Stay® brands. CHC properties are 100 per cent franchise owned and operated by individual hoteliers, entrepreneurs and lodging/hotel management companies. CHC offers comprehensive support services to its franchisees including sales, marketing, purchasing, reservations and other supportive services. CHC offers high-value lodging options ranging from limited to full service, in the economy to mid-scale markets. CHC is part of Choice Hotels International® which franchises 6,200 hotels in more than 30 countries and territories worldwide. CHC is represented in every major and most secondary markets across all provinces, conveniently located near major airports and highways, shopping centres, entertainment districts and tourist attractions. For reservations call 800.4CHOICE (800.424.6423) / 800.BO.RÊVES (800.267.3837) or visit ChoiceHotels.ca.
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SOURCE: Choice Hotels Canada Inc.For further information:
energi PR: Naz Araghian
Tel: 416.425.9143 ext. 14
Choice Corporate: Nathan Brady