Choice adds 5 properties in Q1

TORONTO — Franchisor Choice Hotels Canada opened five hotels during the first quarter of 2016, increasing the total number of properties in the system to 327, it was announced April 17.

TORONTO — Franchisor Choice Hotels Canada opened five hotels during the first quarter of 2016, increasing the total number of properties in the system to 327, it was announced April 17.

“In 2016, was saw tremendous growth at Choice Hotels Canada and we continue this trend in 2017 with the further expansion of our brands coast to coast,” said Brian Leon, managing director, Choice Hotels Canada, in a release.

First quarter Choice Hotels Canada openings include Comfort Inn & Suites, Merritt, B.C. (44-room new build); Quality Inn & Suites, Westlock, Alta. (60-room conversion); Quality Inn & Conference Centre, Midland, Ont. (121-room conversion); Clarion Hotel & Suites, Brandon, Man. (156-room conversion); Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre, Sherwood Park, Alta. (258-room conversion).

In the second quarter of 2017, the company expects to open six hotels.