|TORONTO, ON, February 3, 2006 – Days Inns - Canada recently presented
24 awards to its top hotels at its conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The prominent Awards of Recognition and Chairman’s Awards are presented
annually to the leading Days Inns in Canada.
“Our owners and their teams continue to excel, and we’re proud to celebrate
their success and the continued strong, positive growth of the Days Inn
brand,” said Irwin Prince, President & COO, Days Inns - Canada.
The company introduced a new Award of Recognition this year, the Humanitarian
Award, which recognizes hotels that raise funds and awareness for charitable
causes in their community or around the world.
Awards of Recognition recipients include:
Also notable are the Chairman’s Awards for Quality, which recognizes Days
Inn hotels that have received the highest quality assurance evaluation
scores in the chain. These hotels have consistently demonstrated excellence
in customer service and operational efficiency, achieving a quality assurance
score of at least 495 out of a possible 500 points, on all annual unannounced
2005 Property of the Year, 75 Rooms and Under: Days Inn - Tofino, B.C.
2005 Property of the Year, 76 Rooms and Over: Days Inn & Suites - West
2005 New Property of the Year, 75 Rooms and Under: Days Inn - Estevan,
2005 New Property of the Year, 76 Rooms and Over: Days Inn - Oromocto,
2005 General Manager of the Year, 75 Rooms and Under: Randy Price, Days
Inn - Vancouver Metro, B.C.
2005 General Manager of the Year, 76 Rooms and Over: Steve Whelan, Days
Inn - Regina, Sask.
2005 Best Sales Efforts of the Year, 75 Rooms and Under: Days Inn - Vancouver
2005 Best Sales Efforts of the Year, 76 Rooms and Over: Days Inn - Calgary
2005 Best Marketing Efforts of the Year, 75 Rooms and Under: Days Inn -
2005 Best Marketing Efforts of the Year, 76 Rooms and Over: Days Hotel
& Conference Centre - Toronto Downtown, Ont.
2005 Housekeeping Department of the Year, 75 Rooms and Under: Days Inn
- Winnipeg, Man.
2005 Housekeeping Department of the Year, 76 Rooms and Over: Days Inn -
Medicine Hat, Alta.
2005 Renovation/Addition of the Year: Days Inn - Ottawa West, Ont. and
Days Inn - Vancouver Downtown, B.C.
2005 Humanitarian Awards: Days Inn - Barrie, Ont.; Days Hotel & Conference
Centre - Toronto Downtown, Ont. and Days Inn & Suites -West Edmonton,
Seven hotels were recognized for their outstanding achievement in
“These important awards reflect our ongoing commitment to providing today’s
traveller with comfortable, quality accommodation at affordable prices,”
said Irwin Prince, President and COO, Days Inns - Canada.
Days Inn & Conference Centre - Penticton, B.C. (General Manager Joe
Days Inn - Calgary Airport, Alta. (General Manager Helena Borges)
Days Inn - Medicine Hat, Alta. (General Manager Leslie Squires)
Days Inn & Suites - West Edmonton, Alta. (General Manager Ben Mejia)
Days Inn - Regina, Sask. (General Manager Steve Whelan )
Days Inn - Saskatoon, Sask. (General Manager Cherryl Smith)
Days Inn & Suites - Thunder Bay, Ont. (General Manager Kevin Kalyta)
This year’s annual conference was an opportunity for Days Inn owners,
general managers and staff from across the country to celebrate the success
of recent brand wide initiatives including: free Daybreak Café breakfast,
the new SolTerre® Shower experience and free high-speed Internet.
Other programs highlighted included: TripRewards®, the chain’s guest
loyalty program, and Medallia – Days Inn’s online customer satisfaction
survey that allows guests to give feedback after their hotel stay. The
brand’s continued responsible growth was also celebrated.
Free Daybreak Café breakfast - Days Inn’s signature breakfast experience
features brands consumers know and trust such as KelloggsTM, Nabob®,
Red Rose® and Minute Maid®. Daybreak Cafés are found at
all hotels without an on-site restaurant.
The new SolTerre® Shower experience, offers increased light and elbowroom
through an innovative window pane shower curtain and curved shower rod,
as well as a multi-action, six-function Waterpik® showerhead and citrus
and sunflower enriched SolTerre® bath amenities.
Free high-speed Internet is now available in the vast majority of guest
Last year there were seven hotels added: four new construction hotels
(Langley, B.C.; Red Deer, Alta.; Prince Albert, Sask. and Oromocto, N.B.)
and three hotel conversions (Estevan, Sask.; Thompson, Man. and Welland,
About Days Inns - Canada
Days Inns - Canada is one of the country’s leading hotel chains with
over 90 independently owned and operated properties and over 8,000 rooms
open and under development. Its franchises cover a wide range of urban,
airport and resort properties in primary and secondary markets across Canada.