Choice celebrates top hotels

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada announced on Feb. 22 the recipients of the 2016 Platinum and Gold Hospitality Award.

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada announced on Feb. 22 the recipients of the 2016 Platinum and Gold Hospitality Award.

Selected from more than 320 Choice Hotels Canada properties, the recipients make up the top 10 per cent of its hotels. The 33 honourees include 11 Platinum recipients, which represent the top three per cent of Choice Canada's portfolio. The remaining 22 received Gold Awards.

To qualify for a Platinum or Gold Hospitality Award, properties must excel in a variety of categories, including guest satisfaction and independent quality reviews.

“Today we're celebrating the best and brightest in our portfolio from across Canada and the outstanding efforts that have occurred over the past year,” says Brian Leon, managing director, Choice Hotels Canada, in a release. “Each of our Gold and Platinum hotels demonstrated exceptional guest service and a passion for hospitality that exemplifies our commitment to making our guests feel welcome, wanted and respected.”

A landmark year for Choice Hotels Canada, 2015 saw the launch of a new corporate identity and a record year of portfolio growth. The company continues to strengthen its brands across the country, through a combination of new-build and conversion hotel entries, ongoing rejuvenation of the existing system and successful growth of the Ascend Hotel Collection.

Below is the full list of the 2016 Choice Hotels Canada Platinum and Gold Hospitality Award recipients:

2016 Platinum Hospitality Award Recipients: Ascend Hotel Collection: Chateau Saint John Hotel & Suites, an Ascend Collection Hotel, Saint John, New Brunswick

Comfort: Comfort Hotel Bayer's Lake, Halifax, N.S.; Comfort Inn & Suites, Moose Jaw, Sask.; Comfort Inn Airport East, Ancienne-Lorette, Que.

Quality: Quality Suites, Drummondville, Qué.; Quality Inn & Suites, Petawawa, Ont.; Quality Inn & Suites, Val-d'Or, Que.; Quality Inn & Suites, Lévis, Qué.

Econo Lodge: Econo Lodge, Taber, Alta.; Econo Lodge, Saint-Apollinaire, Que.

MainStay Suites: MainStay Suites, Winnipeg

2016 Gold Hospitality Award Recipients. Comfort: Comfort Inn, Halifax, N.S.; Comfort Inn, Mont-Laurier, Que.; Comfort Inn, Burlington, Ont.; Comfort Inn, Alma, Qué; Comfort Inn, Laval, Qué.; Comfort Inn South, Winnipeg; Comfort Inn Downtown, Vancouver; Comfort Inn & Suites, Lévis, Qué.; Comfort Inn & Suites, Airdrie, Qué.;

Comfort Suites: Comfort Suites, Saskatoon, Sask.; Comfort Inn & Suites, Sylvan Lake, Alta.

Quality: Quality Inn, Rouyn-Noranda, Qué.; Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbour, Victoria, B.C.; Quality Suites, Oakville, Ont.; Quality Inn & Suites, Matane, Qué.; Quality Inn & Suites, Victoriaville, Qué.; Quality Inn & Suites Bay Front, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Econo Lodge: Econo Lodge, Winnipeg; Econo Lodge, New Liskeard, Ont.; Econo Lodge, Woodstock, Ont.; Econo Lodge Montmorency Falls, Boischatel, Qué.

Sleep Inn: Sleep Inn Regina East, Emerald Park, Sask.