Campbell River Comfort Inn & Suites Earns International Hotel of the Year Award

Property recognized for excellence in guest service

TORONTO, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, awarded the Comfort Inn & Suites in Campbell River, British Columbia the prestigious International Hotel of the Year Award for the Comfort brand at Choice Hotels' 63rd  annual convention in Las Vegas. Partner and General Manager Jonathan Shead was on hand to receive the award in recognition of his team's superior customer service and operational excellence.

Choice Hotels' International Hotel of the Year Award winners are presented to properties that demonstrate lodging excellence and offer guest experiences that set the standard for the industry. Nominees are all ranked at the top of hotels within their brand. 

"Since opening in 2015, the Comfort Inn & Suites in Campbell River has demonstrated remarkable achievements in guest service and operational excellence," said Brian Leon, managing director at Choice Hotels Canada. "The ownership and hotel team truly embody the dedication and passion required to deliver a memorable experience to guests."

Conveniently located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, the multi-award winning new-build hotel recently received a Choice Hotels Canada Hotel of the Year Award, 2017 Platinum Hospitality Award, the 2017 APEX Award for Highest Likelihood to Recommend and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

"This is a huge achievement for us and we are very proud to receive such a prestigious accolade," said Jonathan Shead. "Of course, none of this would have been possible without the dedication of our team, which is always looking for ways to improve the property and make every one of our guests feel welcome while travelling on the road."

The 58-room Comfort Inn & Suites at 1351 Shoppers Row in Campbell River is within close proximity from numerous dining options, golf courses, fishing spots and is popular with both business and leisure travellers. Local points of interest include the Discovery Fishing Pier, Art Gallery, Spirit Square and Museum at Campbell River, are all minutes from the hotel.

The property's Choice Hotels' Platinum Hospitality Award winning staff and convenient location will make this your home away from home with free amenities including 100-per cent smoke-free rooms, free Wi-Fi, the Comfort brand's complimentary signature hot and hearty breakfast buffet, indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. 

This hotel participates in the award-winning Choice Privileges loyalty rewards program, rated no. 1 in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards list. Membership is free, offers fast rewards, instant perks, and exclusive member rates when booking directly at Members can redeem points towards free nights, airline miles and more while staying at any of Choice's 11 global brand hotels Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria hotels & suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway, and the Ascend Hotel Collection.

Comfort Inn®:  Rested. Set. Go.™
The Comfort brand, franchised by Choice Hotels, has been trusted by travelers and hotel owners for more than 30 years. With a proven track record of reliability, convenience and value, both Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites hotel properties offer everything you need to feel refreshed and ready to take on the day, whether you're traveling for business or leisure. Comfort is the largest 100 percent smoke-free hotel brand in the US, Canada and Mexico, with more than 1,800 properties open and operating there. With a Comfort brand hotel everywhere you need to be, complimentary amenities include a hot, hearty and healthy breakfast, free Wi-Fi, business center, and fitness center or swimming pool. Rested. Set. Go. Because behind every great day is great night. For more information, visit or

About Choice Hotels:
Choice Hotels Canada® is the nation's largest hotel franchisor with 340 properties currently open or under development. We are affiliated with Choice Hotels International, Inc., which franchises more than 6,500 hotels in 40 countries and territories worldwide. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort™, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 30 million members and counting, check out our Choice Privileges® rewards program to see how you can reap the benefits of being a member of the Choice Hotels® family. All hotels are independently owned and operated. Visit us at for more information.

SOURCE Choice Hotels Canada Inc.

For further information: Choice Corporate: Vicky Rivers, T: 905.206.7333, E:


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