Choice Hotels APEX Winners and Photos

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada has announced the national winners of its prestigious APEX Awards (Awards for Property Excellence) at the 2018 Choice Hotels Canada Fall Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada has announced the national
winners of its prestigious APEX Awards (Awards for Property Excellence) at the 2018
Choice Hotels Canada Fall Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Twelve top performing properties across the country were
awarded national APEX Awards, which recognize stellar performance, ongoing
commitment to guest service and community leadership. Sixteen additional regional
awards were also given out, recognizing customer satisfaction and loyalty, as
well as revenue growth.

“Since we started handing out APEX Awards in 2010, our
hotels have continually raised the bar and this year is no exception,” says Brian
Leon, president, Choice Hotels Canada. “We are so impressed by the incredible
work our franchisees achieve at the hotel level and how their efforts
consistently translate into hospitality excellence.”

The 2018 national APEX winners
include:

Highest
Guest Satisfaction (Top LTR):
Comfort
Inn, Sturgeon Falls, Ont. 

From left: Tammy Cayen, assistant general manager and Tina Halvorsen, general manager, Comfort Sturgeon Falls, Ont., and Brendan Gibney, Choice Hotels Canada.

From left: Tammy Cayen, assistant general manager and Tina Halvorsen, general manager, Comfort Sturgeon Falls, Ont., and Brendan Gibney, Choice Hotels Canada.

Greatest
RevPAR Growth
: Comfort Inn & Suites,
Collingwood, ON

Sharif Khair (right), general manager, Comfort Inn & Suites Collingwood, Ont. with Brendan Gibney.

Sharif Khair (right), general manager, Comfort Inn & Suites Collingwood, Ont. with Brendan Gibney.

Highest Choice Privileges
Elite Recognition:
Comfort Inn & Suites,
Salmon Arm, BC  

Julie Chan-McConnell, Choice Hotels Canada, with – Jill Power (GM), Comfort Inn & Suites Salmon Arm, B.C.

Julie Chan-McConnell, Choice Hotels Canada, with – Jill Power (GM), Comfort Inn & Suites Salmon Arm, B.C.

Highest Choice Privileges
Enroller Rate:
Comfort Inn Downtown, Vancouver, BC

Sales
Excellence Award:
Quality
Inn & Conference Centre, Red Deer, AB

Renovation
of the Year Award:
Comfort
Inn Toronto North, ON

Brendan Gibney, Choice Hotels Canada, with Monisha Aurora, general manager, Comfort Inn Toronto North.

Brendan Gibney, Choice Hotels Canada, with Monisha Aurora, general manager, Comfort Inn Toronto North.

Leader of the Year Award: Alexandre
Audet, General Manager,
Quality Inn & Suites,
Val-d’Or, Que.

Brian Leon, president, Choice Hotels Canada, with Alexandre Audet, general manager, Quality Inn & Suites, Val D'Or, Que.

Brian Leon, president, Choice Hotels Canada, with Alexandre Audet, general manager, Quality Inn & Suites, Val D'Or, Que.

Outstanding
Corporate Citizen Award: Geneviève Milot, Owner,
Quality Suites
Drummondville, Que.

Best
New Entry – New Build Mid-Market Brands
: Comfort Inn & Suites, North
Battleford, Sask.

Brian Leon with Charlene Coles (Billy’s wife), Cheryl Warner, Manager Franchise support, Choice Canada, and owner Billy Coles.

Brian Leon with Charlene Coles (Billy’s wife), Cheryl Warner, Manager Franchise support, Choice Canada, and owner Billy Coles.

Best
New Entry – Conversion Mid-Market Brands:
Quality Inn & Suites, Bathurst, NB

Brian Leon with Sangeeta Seth (Vinayak’s wife) and Vinayak Seth (owner), Quality Inn & Suites, Bathurst, N.B.

Brian Leon with Sangeeta Seth (Vinayak’s wife) and Vinayak Seth (owner), Quality Inn & Suites, Bathurst, N.B.

Best
New Entry – Economy Brands:
Econo
Lodge, Regina, SK

Best
New Entry – Ascend Hotel Collection
: The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, an Ascend
Hotel Collection member, Orillia, ON

From left: Brian Leon, Christine Melnyk (executive director of operations, Sunray Group),  Ray Gupta (Sunray Group), Sandeep Gupta (Sunray Group), owners of The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, an Ascend Collection member hotel, Orillia, Ont.

From left: Brian Leon, Christine Melnyk (executive director of operations, Sunray Group), Ray Gupta (Sunray Group), Sandeep Gupta (Sunray Group), owners of The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, an Ascend Collection member hotel, Orillia, Ont.