Comfort Inn Sturgeon Falls granted prestigious Hotel of the Year award from
Choice Hotels Canada

TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ - The Comfort Inn(R) in Sturgeon Falls, ON, has received top honours as the Choice Hotels Canada(TM) 2010 Canadian Hotel of the Year. The award was announced May 5th, at the 56th annual Choice Hotels International(R) convention in Las Vegas, NV.

"We are elated to accept this prestigious award," says hotel general manager, Tina Halvorsen. "As a team, we work hard to provide outstanding guest service every day. To have that recognized at a national level is a huge compliment."

Other hotel of the year nominees include the Quality Suites in Drummondville, Quebec, and the Comfort Inn in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

"In this tough economic climate, the Comfort Inn's ability to remain steadfast in its commitment to total guest satisfaction is truly outstanding," says Tim Oldfield, managing director, Choice Hotels Canada. "Tina and her team have gone above and beyond the industry standard. We're so proud they're part of the Choice Hotels family."

Nominations for this award are handed to just three of 26 Gold Award winning hotels out of a possible 280-plus Choice hotels across Canada. Finalists are nominated and evaluated by peer hoteliers, whose selection criteria include guest service, hotel cleanliness and décor. The winner is chosen by the Choice Canada Franchise Advisory Board and announced at the worldwide convention in Las Vegas, NV. This is not the first time the Comfort Inn has been rewarded for its hard work; in the fall of 2009, the hotel was recognized as being one of the most-recommended hotels in the country and received a 2009 APEX Award from Choice Hotels Canada.

Located at 11 Front Street, the Comfort Inn features 60 tastefully appointed rooms with all the comforts of home - free wireless high-speed Internet access, microwave, mini fridge and free local calls. Guests may also enjoy the pristine pool area, exercise room and free continental breakfast. This pet friendly, 100 per cent smoke free hotel also accommodates business travellers with an on-site business centre and meeting rooms for groups of up to 80 people.

Reservations at the Comfort Inn in Sturgeon Falls can be made by calling 800.4CHOICE or by visiting choicehotels.ca.

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(TM) (CHC). CHC is the nation's largest hotel franchisor, with 300 privately run properties currently open and under development, under eight brands: Comfort(TM), Comfort Suites(R), Quality(R), Sleep Inn(R), Clarion(R), Econo Lodge(R), Rodeway Inn(R) and Ascend Collection(TM). 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(R) which franchises 6,000 hotels in more than 35 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.

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels Canada, Comfort, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, Ascend Collection and 800.4CHOICE are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International, Inc.

(C)2010 Choice Hotels Canada Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE Choice Hotels Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Nathan Brady, Tel: (905) 624-7762, E-mail: nathan_brady@choicehotels.ca

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