THE WINNERS' CIRCLE update Apr. 23, 2019

Thirty Eight Canadian Pride of Super 8 winners

Super 8 Canmore is among the 38 Canadian properties that won the

Super 8 Canmore is among the 38 Canadian properties that won the

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CALGARY — Superior Lodging Corp. is pleased to congratulate the 38 “Pride of Super 8” Canadian award winners for 2018. The award recognizes the brand’s top performing hotels and their staffs. The 38 hotels were selected based on several criteria including strong quality assurance scores, outstanding guest reviews and a commitment to the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program.

A total of 202 North American “Pride of Super 8” awards were announced, and these top performing hotels are receiving their awards this month and will be celebrated at the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Global Conference in Las Vegas this September. With 4 more Canadian award winners added to the list over the previous year, the Super 8 by Wyndham brand representation in Canada continues to strengthen, providing guests with outstanding guest service from 100 Mile House, British Columbia, to St. John’s, Newfoundland. 

Congratulations to the following award winners:

— Super 8 by Wyndham 100 Mile House, B.C.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Amherst, N.S.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Brandon, Man.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Canmore, Alta.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Caraquet, N.B.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Castlegar, B.C.

— Super 8 Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Cochrane, Alta.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Edmonton International Airport, Leduc, Alta.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Edson, Alta.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Estevan, Sask.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Fort Frances, Ont.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Fort McMurray, Alta.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Grimsby, Ont.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Kamloops, B.C.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Kapuskasing, Ont.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Kenora, Ont.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Kindersley, Sask.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Lachenaie/Terrebonne, Que.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Midland, Ont.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Mont-Laurier, Que.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Peace River, Alberta

— Super 8 by Wyndham Peterborough, Ont.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Port Elgin, Ont.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Prince Albert, Sask.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Quebec City, Que.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Regina, Sask.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Sainte Agathe des Monts, Que.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Saskatoon Near Saskatoon Airport, Sask.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Sault Ste Marie, Ont.

— Supe r8 by Wyndham Sherwood Park/Edmonton Area, Alta.

— Super 8 by Wyndham St. John’s, N.L.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Strathmore, Alta.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Swan River, Man.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Trois-Riviѐres, Que.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Vernon, B.C.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Wetaskiwin, Alta.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Winnipeg East, Man.

— Super 8 by Wyndham Winnipeg West, Man.


Top Canadian Days Inns Receive Brand Award

New Property of the Year — Days Inn by Wyndham Calgary North Balzac.

New Property of the Year — Days Inn by Wyndham Calgary North Balzac.

TORONTO — Realstar Hospitality announced the winners of its prestigious Days Inn by Wyndham Awards of Recognition for 2018 earlier this month. The brand awards are presented each year to recognize the outstanding achievements of the top performing Days Inn by Wyndham hotels and hotel teams from across Canada.

“All our 2018 winners represent the very best that the Days Inn brand has to offer,” said Irwin Prince, president & COO, Realstar Hospitality. ”We’re proud to pay tribute to our engaged owners, managers and their teams who consistently demonstrate a high level of quality, service and commitment to excellence in guest satisfaction.”

2018 Awards of Recognition Recipients: 

Guest Choice Award: Days Inn by Wyndham Estevan, Sask.

Housekeeping Team of the Year: Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lindsay, Ont.

Days Inner Circle Team of the Year: Days Inn by Wyndham Thunder Bay North, Ont.

Property of the Year 85 Rooms or Less: Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lindsay, Ont.

Property of the Year 86 Rooms or More: Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Airdrie, Alta.

New Property of the Year: Days Inn by Wyndham Calgary North Balzac, Alta.

Best Renovation of the Year: Days Inn by Wyndham Toronto West Mississauga, Ont.

General Manager of the Year: Tracy Kennedy, Days Inn by Wyndham Thunder Bay North, Ont.

Five Canadian hotels are “Best of Travelodge”

Lobby at award winning Travelodge by Wyndham Victoria Airport.

Lobby at award winning Travelodge by Wyndham Victoria Airport.

CALGARY – Travelodge Canada is thrilled to congratulate the five “Best of Travelodge 2018” hotel award winners in Canada. These awards recognize the brand’s top performing hotels and their staff. To be eligible for these awards, hotels must demonstrate strong quality scores, outstanding guest reviews and an unwavering commitment to the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program and its members.

Congratulations to the following award winners:

— Travelodge by Wyndham Victoria Airport Sidney, B.C.

— Travelodge by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Centre Regina, Sask.

— Travelodge by Wyndham Strathmore, Alta.

— Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Moncton, N.B.

— Travelodge Suites by Wyndham New Glasgow, N.S.

A total of 24 “Best of Travelodge” awards were given out across North America. The award winners will be celebrated at the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Global Conference in Las Vegas this coming September.

“Receiving these awards is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our hotel teams,” said Trevor Hagel, Executive Vice President of Operations, Travelodge Canada. “Winning the hearts and loyalty of guests is all about maintaining a quality hotel and cultivating staff that are passionate about the details. We will continue striving to set the bar even higher for what it means to be a ‘Best of Travelodge’ hotel.”

Canadian Four Points is Marriott Opening Hotel of the Year

SURREY, B.C. – PHI Hotel Group is proud to announce that the Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie, Alta., has been recognized with the 2018 Opening Hotel of the Year Award by Marriott International.

“All of us at PHI Hotel Group are tremendously proud of the work the team has done in Grande Prairie, and the contribution to the local community,” said Sukhi Rai, president, PHI Hotel Group. “I want to thank everyone at the Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie for all of their efforts and dedication to the opening. This prestigious recognition is thanks to the entire hotel team.”

Since opening in January 2018, the Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie has received several community and industry awards, including Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association 2018 Housekeeping Award, and the Booking.com Guest Review Award. 

“The associates at the hotel, and above property, have worked extremely hard to make sure that the Four Points Grande Prairie is every traveler's choice when heading north,” noted Joel Hollingsworth, general manager, Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie. “By ensuring their experience was memorable, personable, and unlike anywhere else in Grande Prairie – we created something special and unique to the area.”

Fairmont Banff Springs honoured for its gardens

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel — a little early in the season for gardens to show at their peak!

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel — a little early in the season for gardens to show at their peak!

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One Canadian hotel, Fairmont Banff Springs, made the 2019 list of Historic Hotels of America Top 25 Most Magnificent Gardens. Historic hotels have some of the most magnificent and beautiful storybook gardens. Numerous life-long memories of special occasions celebrated in the gardens of historic hotels include romantic getaways, romantic proposals, honeymoons, anniversaries, and family reunions. Multi-generational guests select a historic resort to explore, experience, and grow their own ever-blossoming memories in beautiful gardens located at historic hotels.

Built in 1888, Fairmont Banff Springs, in Banff, Alta., is one of Canada’s most prestigious holiday destinations, the Fairmont Banff Springs possesses an incredibly gorgeous terrace garden. The verdant flora of this magnificent space radiates through the majesty of the surrounding Banff National Park. Guests will adore the fresh mountain air that wafts throughout the terrace grounds, as they stroll among its wealth of colourful flowers. Its inherent natural beauty has even inspired the Canadian Directory of Federal Heritage Designations to recognize it as a “character-defining element” of the Fairmont Banff Springs.

RCI celebrates 45 years of timeshare vacation ownership

ORLANDO, Fla.– RCI, the world’s largest timeshare vacation exchange network, is celebrating 45 years of delivering vacation memories. The company has been revolutionizing the vacation ownership experience since 1974, offering its members the flexibility to exchange their vacation ownership for time at different resorts around the world. Since its inception, RCI has delivered more than 56 million vacations to its members around the world.

Christel and Jon DeHaan started RCI, pioneering the timeshare exchange concept. A little over a decade later, the company confirmed more than 300,000 exchanges, welcomed more than 1,000 affiliates and made Inc. 500’s list of one of the fastest-growing privately-owned businesses in the U.S. RCI was acquired by what is now Wyndham Destinations in 1996.

RCI now has approximately 3.8 million members and 4,300 affiliated resorts in approximately 110 countries, adding more than 172 new properties to its affiliate exchange network in 2018 alone.