Choice Hotels Canada celebrates its best

TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada, announced the national winners of its prestigious APEX Awards and Development Awards at the company’s 8th Annual Fall Conference on October 13.

Developers of the Year from left: Brian Leon, managing director, Dhanwant Bhatti, Harinder Brar and Graham Marsh, franchise development director, Ontario.

Developers of the Year from left: Brian Leon, managing director, Dhanwant Bhatti, Harinder Brar and Graham Marsh, franchise development director, Ontario.

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.