News for the Hospitality Executive
Choice Hotels Australasia Acknowledges
Top Performing Individuals and Hotels
|September 2007 - Victoria’s Comfort Inn On Raglan in Warrnambool
and Queensland’s Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina have returned to the winners’
circle again this year by taking out the Comfort and Clarion Hotels divisions
in Choice Hotels Australasia’s (CHA) annual ‘Awards of Excellence’ in Cairns
Claiming the award in the Quality Hotels division was New South Wales’ Quality Hotel Cambridge in Sydney, while the inaugural winner in the new luxury Clarion Collection Hotel division was Queensland’s Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane – Clarion Collection.
Held at the Cairns Convention Centre and presented by CHA Managing Director, David Bayes, the awards provided a fitting finale to CHA’s Annual Conference.
Mr Bayes said more than 200 delegates from the group’s 265 properties throughout Australasia attended the awards, adding “These finalists represent the best of the best in terms of CHA’s values and commitment to service and I am proud to lead such a dynamic, professional and successful group.”
Highly commended in the Comfort Hotels category were Brisbane’s Comfort Inn & Suites Robertson Gardens, Wodonga’s Comfort Inn & Suites Blazing Stump, Ballina’s Comfort Inn All Seasons (for the second year running), Swan Hill’s Comfort Inn Campbell, Ballarat’s Comfort Inn & Suites City Views and Launceston’s Comfort Inn Balmoral on York.Each of the winning hotels was judged on branding, marketing, in-room amenities, cleanliness, franchisee relations, guest satisfaction, training and development.
The 2007 Champion of Choice Award was presented
Choice Hotels Australasia has more than 265 Comfort, Quality and Clarion properties in its portfolio and is part of one of the world’s largest hotel networks – Choice Hotels International.
Comfort™, Quality™, Clarion® and Choice Hotels are proprietary trademarks of Choice Hotels International, Inc. Choice Hotels Australasia is part of Choice Hotels International, which franchises more than 5000 hotels worldwide including more than 265 in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, Singapore and New Caledonia. For bookings and reservations contact 13 2400 in Australia and 0800 803 524 in New Zealand or visit www.choicehotels.com.au or www.choicehotels.co.nz
Michelle Edgar/Bill Gray
|Also See:||David Bayes Named Managing Director of Choice Hotels Australasia / August 2005|
|Name Change for Flag Hotels, An Australian Institution for 40 Years; Flag Choice Hotels Renamed Choice Hotels Australasia / September 2004|