Industry Update
Press Release 5 October 2010

Choice Hotels Canada Recognizes Top Hotels Committed To Property Performance And Guest Service

2010 APEX Award winners announced at company’s annual Fall Conference

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Choice Hotels Canada Inc.

TORONTO, ON - Choice Hotels Canada (CHC) has honoured its top hotels committed to property excellence and guest service with a 2010 APEX Award. A total of 17 hotels received this prestigious recognition at the company's annual Canadian conference in Toronto on September 29 and 30, and over 290 Canadian hotels were eligible for an award.


APEX Award (Award for Property Excellence) categories range from how often guests recommend hotels to friends and family, eco-friendly best practices, RevPAR improvement, and recognition of staff and management exceeding the boundaries of great customer service.

"The APEX awards are designed to recognize top performing hotels based on service and performance rankings," says Tim Oldfield, managing director, franchise performance, Choice Hotels Canada. "But the awards really recognize passionate owners and operators that are willing to offer their guests the best hotel experience and customer service in Canada. I'm extremely proud of these seventeen hotels and all Choice hotels."

For complete award descriptions please contact Choice Hotels Canada.

2010 APEX Award winners:

Western Canada

  • Comfort Inn West, Edmonton, AB
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, Edson, AB
  • Comfort Inn South, Winnipeg, MB
  • Comfort Suites, Kelowna, BC
  • Quality Inn Northern Grand Fort St. John, BC
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Red Deer, AB
  • Comfort Inn, Sturgeon Falls, ON
  • Quality Hotel & Suites, Woodstock, ON
  • Quality Inn & Suites Airport, Mississauga, ON
  • Quality Inn & Suites, Petawawa, ON
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Saint-Nicolas, Lévis, QC
  • Quality Suites, Drummondville, QC
  • Econo Lodge, Forestville, QC
Atlantic Canada
  • Comfort Inn, Gander, NL
  • Comfort Inn, Bridgewater, NS
  • Econo Lodge, Summerside, PE
  • Inn on the Lake, an Ascend Collection hotel, Fall River, NS

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 300 privately run properties currently open and under development, under seven brands: Comfort™, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn®. In addition, via its Ascend CollectionTM membership program, Canadians have upscale lodging options at historic, boutique and unique hotels. 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 6,000 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.

©2010 Choice Hotels Canada Inc. All rights reserved.

Nathan Brady
Manager, Loyalty and Communications
Phone: 905-624-7762
Fax: 905.624.7796
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