TORONTO, ON (May 17, 2023) – Realstar Hospitality, master franchisor of the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in Canada, is delighted to announce winners of the coveted Franchise Awards for 2022. This formal recognition honours the recipients for their outstanding performance throughout the year.

The evaluation process involves an assessment of quality scores from the past fiscal year, focusing on guest experience, staff friendliness, cleanliness, community involvement and year-over-year revenue growth.

“We’re thrilled to recognize our owners, managers and hotel teams who have delivered exceptional service and guest satisfaction,” said Irwin Prince, President & COO, Realstar Hospitality. “It’s always a privilege to celebrate the success of our franchisees and acknowledge their commitment to hospitality excellence.”

Award Winners:

2022 Franchise of the Year Award: Motel 6 - Airdrie, Alberta

2022 Lightkeeper Leader, Eastern Canada: Motel 6 - Kingston, Ontario

2022 Lightkeeper Leader, Western Canada: Motel 6 - Headingley/Winnipeg West, Manitoba

2022 General Manager of the Year: Joy Kawamura, Motel 6 - Innisfail, Alberta

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