Choice Hotels Canada Honours Top Hotels With Third Annual APEX Awards

Hotels Recognized for Guest Service, Performance Excellence and Product Quality

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2011) - Choice honoured its top performing hotels at its annual Canadian franchisee conference in Toronto, ON, on October 6, with 24 properties receiving top marks for exceeding guest expectations and epitomizing what it means to be a Choice hotel.

APEX (Awards for Property Excellence) awards recognize top performing hotels based on service and performance rankings. Award highlights include: the Quality Suites of Drummondville, QC, retaining its three-year run as Choice's 'Highest Likelihood to Recommend' property suggested to family and friends; the Quality Inn & Suites of Val d'OR, QC, earning 'Rookie of the Year' status for outstanding performance and its early embracement of Choice programs; and Gary Squires of the Quality Hotel Harbourview in St. John's, NL, receiving the national 'Spirit of Hospitality' award for delivering outstanding guest service.

"We take great pride in the efforts of hotels that go above and beyond to meet guest needs," says Tim Oldfield, managing director, Choice Hotels Canada. "APEX awards are fantastic achievements for all general managers, owners and their teams. All winners have a strong business plan in place to improve occupancy levels and they're still focused on delivering exceptional guest service. I congratulate them for their hard work and for making guests their number one priority every day."

For a complete list of 2011 APEX award winners and award details, contact Choice Hotels Canada.

About Choice Hotels Canada:

From Victoria, B.C., to St. John's, N.L., more than five million guests each year stay with Choice Hotels Canada™ (CHC). CHC is the nation's largest hotel franchisor, with 300 privately run properties currently open and under development, under seven brands: Comfort™, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn®. In addition, via its Ascend Collection™ membership program, Canadians have upscale lodging options at historic, boutique and unique hotels. CHC properties are 100 per cent franchise owned and operated by individual hoteliers, entrepreneurs and lodging/hotel management companies. CHC offers comprehensive support services to its franchisees including sales, marketing, purchasing, reservations and other supportive services. CHC offers high-value lodging options ranging from limited to full service, in the economy to mid-scale markets. CHC is part of Choice Hotels International® which franchises 6,000 hotels in more than 35 countries and territories worldwide. CHC is represented in every major and most secondary markets across all provinces, conveniently located near major airports and highways, shopping centres, entertainment districts and tourist attractions. For reservations call 800.4CHOICE (800.424.6423) / 800.BO.RÊVES (800.267.3837) or visit choicehotels.ca.

Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels Canada, Comfort, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, Ascend Collection and 800.4CHOICE are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International, Inc.

©2011 Choice Hotels Canada Inc. All rights reserved.

Photos and complete award details are available.

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