TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada, announced the national winners of its prestigious APEX Awards (Awards for Property Excellence) at the company’s 8th Annual Fall Conference on October 13.
The 2016 national winners include:
Highest Likelihood to Recommend: Comfort Inn & Suites, Campbell River, British Columbia
Most Improved Likelihood to Recommend: Econo Lodge, Edson, Alberta
Most Improved Room Condition: Comfort Inn Midtown, Kingston, Ontario
Greatest RevPAR Growth: Comfort Inn, St. Catharines, Ontario
Best New Entry: Comfort Inn & Suites Edmonton International Airport, Nisku, Alberta
Rookie of the Year: Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Highest Choice Privileges Elite Recognition: Comfort Inn & Suites, Airdrie, Alberta
Highest Choice Privileges Enroller Rate: Comfort Inn Downtown, Vancouver, British Columbia
Sales Excellence Award: The Saint James Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection, Toronto, Ontario
Choice also gave out development awards earlier in the day.
Harinder Brar and Dhanwant Bhatti were named Developer of the Year for their three properties: Quality Inn and Suites, Kingston, Ont.; Comfort Inn and Suites, Goderich, Ont. and Comfort Inn and Suites, Clarington, Ont.
2016 Best New Entry — New Build Mid-Market Brands:
— Comfort Inn & Suites Edmonton International Airport, Nisku, Alta.
— Comfort Suites, Regina, Sask.
2016 Best New Entry — Ascend Collection: Chateau Bedford, an Ascend Collection Member, Halifax, N.S.
2016 Best New Entry — Conversion Mid-Market Brands:
— Quality Inn & Suites Amsterdam, Fredericton, N.B.
— Quality Inn & Suites Amsterdam, Quispamsis, N.B.