November 22, 2021

Choice Hotels Canada Announces 2021 National APEX winners


Choice Hotels Canada Announces 2021 National APEX winners

Comfort Inn Airport Winnipeg honoured with Renovation of the Year

Winnipeg, MB (November 22, 2021) − Choice Hotels Canada has announced the national winners of its prestigious 2021 APEX Awards (Awards for Property Excellence). The Comfort Inn Airport Winnipeg is the recipient of the award for Renovation of the Year.

“This is a great example of a legacy hotel that has been successfully transformed,” says Brian Leon, president of Choice Hotels Canada. “The commitment to the renovation investment by the owners, InnVest, has revitalized the hotel resulting in higher guest satisfaction and better performance overall.”

The award recognizes a property that completed renovations that subsequently drove growth in guest satisfaction. This includes guest feedback that focused on increases in the overall condition of the room, as well as their likelihood to recommend the hotel in future. Altogether 12 national APEX Awards, which recognize stellar performance, ongoing commitment to guest service and community leadership, were distributed to top performing properties and individuals across the country.

Comfort Inn Airport Winnipeg was the first in Canada to adapt to the new Rise and Shine Comfort prototype. The extensive renovations, which were completed in 2019, included the exterior, all the public spaces including the lobby, and all the guest rooms. Guest rooms feature new bedding and pillow-top mattresses, as well as vinyl flooring and carpeting. In-room amenities include 43” flat-screen televisions, a refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Complimentary breakfast, high-speed Wifi and airport shuttles are provided for guests.

The hotel is committed to providing environmentally friendly accommodations with a focus on reducing its carbon footprint, including introducing bulk-sized shampoo and conditioner products to limit the use of single use plastics in 2022.

“We are very excited to receive this award recognizing our extensive renovation which has truly elevated our guest experience from the moment you enter our lobby,” said Adam Haick, Senior Director Asset Management at InnVest, owner of 53 Comfort hotels across the country. “Our terrific team is ready and the hotel is positioned well for further growth as guests continue to return to travel.”

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About Choice Hotels Canada®:

Choice Hotels Canada is one of the largest and most successful lodging franchisors in the country with more than 330 properties currently open. The Choice™ family of hotel brands provide business and leisure travellers with a range of high-quality lodging options, including limited to full-service hotels in the upscale, mid-scale, extended stay and economy segments. Brands in Canada include Ascend Hotel Collection®, Comfort™, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Econo Lodge® and Rodeway Inn®. All hotels are independently owned and operated. Choice Hotels Canada is a master franchisee of Choice Hotels International, Inc., with more than 7,100 hotels, representing nearly 600,000 rooms, in over 40 countries and territories. The award-winning Choice Privileges® loyalty program offers members benefits from everyday rewards to exceptional experiences. For more information, visit

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