THE WINNERS' CIRCLE update Sept. 24, 2019

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Caesars Windsor gets Four Diamonds for 20 years

View of Detroit's downtown from Caesars Windsor.

View of Detroit's downtown from Caesars Windsor.

WINDSOR, Ont. — For 20 years, Caesars Windsor has remained the premiere hotel in the city and continues to earn one of Canadian/American Automobile Association’s (CAA/AAA) top accommodation rankings – the coveted Four Diamond award. This year marks the property’s 20th consecutive award since 1999. It is the only hotel with this distinction in the Windsor-Essex area. 

Caesars Windsor’s director of hotel operations, James Hollohazy, said that it takes a team effort to maintain CAA/AAA’s high standards. “CAA/AAA reviews first hand a guest’s entire experience from the moment they book their stay, to check-in and check-out and everything in between. Cleanliness, décor, guest services, amenities and attentiveness are all taken into account and graded.”

“With our newly renovated rooms and the Four Diamond distinction, this sets us apart from our competition, solidifying Caesars Windsor as the hotel of choice for guests seeking an exceptional full resort experience,” he added. 

The current renovations are on trend with modern, boutique hotel design, each room as well as the hallways is undergoing a stunning transformation. Renovations are complete in the Forum Tower and the Augustus Tower will be completed in Spring 2020.

Easton's wins two Hilton Awards

Dr. Steve Gupta (right) shakes hands with Hilton president and CEO Chris Nassetta.

Dr. Steve Gupta (right) shakes hands with Hilton president and CEO Chris Nassetta.

ORLANDO — Easton’s Group of Hotels is proud to announce that it has been recognized with two prestigious Awards from Hilton Hotels; the 2018 Hilton Developer of the Year Award and the 2018 Hilton Legacy Award for Conversion of the Year for Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal Airport. The highly anticipated awards program celebrates contributions to an outstanding year of growth. Timed to coincide with the Hilton Americas Owner Conference last week, where Hilton recognized nearly 60 high performing owners and developers.

“We are immensely humbled to be recognized by Hilton for both Awards, it is a true honour.” said Dr. Steve Gupta, chairman and founder, Easton's Group of Hotels. He went on to discuss the Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal's achievement of receiving the Hilton Legacy Award,

“We re-imagined and revitalized this property and are very pleased with the results. The hotel’s interior was updated with state-of-the-art features while the exterior maintains the architecture that characterizes the style of Montreal and Quebec.” said Dr. Gupta.

“This city is a world of its own and attracts guests from all over. We wanted this hotel to also provide guests with offerings that will appeal to every aspect of their stay, from business to leisure and everything in-between.” said Reetu Gupta, president and CEO, Easton’s Group of Hotels.

“The leadership of Hilton’s development and brand teams select the winners based on strict criteria including, but not limited to, hotel quality and commitment to guest experience.

“We would like to thank our entire executive team and the Embassy Suites Montreal Hotel team for your hard work and dedication to this memorable transformation and the continued elevated experience the Easton's family provides to our guests visiting us at all of our Hilton Hotels.”

Motel 6 – Moosomin is G6 Property of the Year

From left to right: Tina Burnett, DVP franchise development, G6 Hospitality; Rob Palleschi, CEO, G6 Hospitality; Krista Tesar, Josef Senior Tesar, Jessica Tesar, Josef Junior Tesar, owners Motel 6 - Moosomin; Irwin Prince, president & COO, Realstar Hospitality; Mike McGeehan, chief development Officer, G6 Hospitality.

From left to right: Tina Burnett, DVP franchise development, G6 Hospitality; Rob Palleschi, CEO, G6 Hospitality; Krista Tesar, Josef Senior Tesar, Jessica Tesar, Josef Junior Tesar, owners Motel 6 – Moosomin; Irwin Prince, president & COO, Realstar Hospitality; Mike McGeehan, chief development Officer, G6 Hospitality.

TORONTO, Ont. — Realstar Hospitality is thrilled to announce that their franchise location in Moosomin, Saskatchewan is the proud recipient of the 2019 Canadian Property of the Year Award, presented by G6 Hospitality. The awards ceremony took place as part of the annual franchise conference in Phoenix, Arizona last month. 

This prestigious award is given to the property with outstanding quality scores from over the past fiscal year with focus on guest relations, staff friendliness and room cleanliness as well as having excellent year-over-year revenue and sales growth.

“This award would not have been possible without the commitment from our staff, general manager, Kim Hogg and my family,” said Josef Tesar Senior, owner and CEO, Motel 6 – Moosomin. “To be recognized by the brand for our hard work and determination is extremely rewarding,” he added. “We look forward to continuing to offer exceptional service and a great nights stay to our guests.”

“This achievement is greatly deserved by the entire team at Motel 6 – Moosomin, congratulations!” said Irwin Prince, president & COO, Realstar Hospitality. “We look forward to expanding the Motel 6 family across Canada in the coming months and continuing to offer travellers quality accommodations.” 

Located at 405 Ogilvie Street, Motel 6 – Moosomin offers 76 spacious guest rooms with free Wi-Fi, LED TVs, an expanded cable channel line-up, mini-fridges and microwaves. Guests can enjoy complimentary morning coffee, an on-site fitness centre as well as extended stay rooms. 

RHB plants a tree for every wood chair sold

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — “It’s with great pleasure that RHB have teamed up with TreeCanada to give back to what gives to us all so much,” said Ray Berube of RHB Enterprises Inc. in a recent email. “For the remainder of 2019 we will be planting one tree for EVERY WOOD chair sold.”

“For Best Western Supply we are planting a tree for EVERY CHAIR sold during the timeline of NOW until Oct. 31, 2019,” Berube added.

Second year in a row for Le Royal Champêtre

BIRMINGHAM, U.K.— Travel & Hospitality is pleased to announce that Le Royal Champêtre B&B Gîte has been selected as the winner of the Award for Excellence in Service in Canada by the Travel & Hospitality Awards as part of their annual Americas program. In addition, its owner, Brigitte Bélanger has also won The Award for Leadership and General Management Excellence for her exemplary management skills.

Competing against a wide number of properties across Canada, Le Royal Champêtre B&B Gîte impressed the judges with its excellent customer service, fresh and locally produced breakfast, outstanding location and positive online ratings. It’s due to these numerous reasons that it has won awards for two consecutive years.

“It’s very rare to find such frequent positive feedback about a single property or person. It was very clear to me that Ms. Bélanger plays a crucial role in managing the property and she definitely deserved an award for the same.” said Azim Aftab, director of sales and marketing for Travel & Hospitality.

“I am extremely pleased to be recognized for the second consecutive year for this most prestigious award. I am passionate about the service I offer my guests, and am thrilled to be recognized for that,” Bélanger said.