Choice Hotels Canada Wins 2014 Company of the Year


Feb 19, 2015

TORONTO, ON (February 19, 2015) Choice Hotels Canada, Canada’s largest hotel franchisor, has received top industry accolades as the 2014 Hotelier Pinnacle award winner for Company of the Year in the national category. The highly coveted award demonstrates recognition of the company’s strong success and growth in the Canadian marketplace.

"Just to be nominated for an award like this is a huge honour,” says Tim Oldfield, managing director, Choice Hotels Canada. “We are so proud and excited to see all our hard work and commitment to excellence be recognized through the industry. This is a great way to close out the year.”

Established in 1988, the Pinnacle Awards recognize leaders in the hospitality and foodservice industry. Nominees are chosen based on performance in three areas: leadership, initiative and business excellence. The awards spotlight companies whose innovation, creativity and successful business strategies have led to their success.

“The addition of great new hotels into our system allows us to continue to expand Choice’s footprint across the country,” says Brian Leon, managing director, Choice Hotels Canada. “Our strong development pipeline certainly reflects the significant value we deliver to our franchisees.”

There are 10 prestigious awards given out each year at the Pinnacle Awards Luncheon held each December. This year’s event took place on December 5, 2014 in Toronto at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Additional details on the award winners’ accomplishments are also highlighted annually in the December issues of Foodservice and Hospitality magazine and Hotelier magazine.

About Choice Hotels Canada

Choice Hotels Canada is the nation’s largest hotel franchisor with 325 properties currently open or under development. The company’s Comfort, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites and Suburban Extended Stay brands are designed to accommodate the value-oriented traveller. In addition, there is the Ascend Hotel Collection membership program which consists of unique, boutique and historic properties. Combined they serve more than five million Canadian guests each year. All hotels are independently owned and operated.

Choice brands can be found in every major and most secondary markets across Canada. Through its Choice Privileges rewards program, members can easily earn points for free hotel stays or gift cards at popular retailers. With more than 20 million members worldwide, Choice Privileges is one of the fastest growing hotel loyalty programs in the travel industry.

Choice Hotels Canada is affiliated with Choice Hotels International, Inc. which franchises more than 6,300 hotels in more than 35 countries and territories worldwide. For reservations call 800.4CHOICE (800.424.6423)/800.BO.RÊVES (800.267.3827) or visit

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