Choice Hotels honours top performing hotels

26 hotels across Canada earn top marks for guest service

TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Choice Hotels Canada (CHC) has honoured its top performing hotels with a 2009 Gold Hospitality Award. A total of 26 hotels received the company's highest level of recognition and over 280 Canadian hotels were eligible for the award.

Nine hotels in Quebec won the award along with eight from Atlantic Canada, seven from Ontario and two from Western Canada.

A Gold Hospitality Award is a clear demonstration of a hotel's operational strength and commitment to hospitality excellence. Recipients were judged upon results of Choice Hotels Canada's comprehensive selection criteria, which included an evaluation of 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.

"Given all of the challenges the Canadian hotel industry faced this year, I am extremely proud of our hotels that remained committed to guest service," says Tim Oldfield, managing director, Choice Hotels Canada. "Guest service is the backbone of our industry and our guests share this passion with us. Our Gold Award winners are some of the top recommended hotels in the Choice Hotels Canada family. Canadians nationwide should definitely make travel plans that involve a Gold Award winning property."

    2009 Gold Hospitality Award Winners:

    Quebec                               Atlantic Canada

    Comfort Inn, Alma                    Comfort Inn, Bridgewater, NS
    Comfort Inn, Laval                   Comfort Inn, Fredericton, NB
    Comfort Inn, Mont-Laurier            Comfort Inn, Gander, NL
    Comfort Inn, Rivière-du-Loup         Comfort Inn, Halifax, NS
    Comfort Inn & Suites, Saint-Jérôme   Comfort Inn, New Glasgow, NS
    Comfort Inn & Suites, Shawinigan     Comfort Inn, Sydney, NS
    Quality Inn, Matane                  Comfort Inn Airport, St. John's, NL
    Quality Suites, Drummondville        Quality Inn & Suites Bayer's Lake,
    Econo Lodge Montmorency Falls,       Halifax, NS

    Ontario                              Western Canada

    Comfort Inn, Sturgeon Falls          Comfort Inn South, Winnipeg, MB
    Comfort Inn, Brockville              Quality Inn & Suites, Lethbridge, AB
    Quality Suites, Oakville
    Comfort Inn, Kitchener
    Comfort Inn, Chatham
    Comfort Inn, Midland
    Comfort Inn Toronto Northeast,

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

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:; For individual hotel details, please visit or call 800-4CHOICE(800-424-6423)

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