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Toronto, ON (July 6, 2020) – Choice Hotels Canada is thrilled to announce that one of its hotels, the Quality Inn & Suites Val d’Or has been named the 2020 International Quality Hotel of the Year by Choice Hotels International, based in Rockville, Maryland. This is the second time this hotel has been awarded this prestigious international distinction.

The hotel also received a 2020 Platinum Guest Satisfaction Award, given to Choice Hotels Canada properties in the top three per cent of its more than 330 hotels. This is the eighth consecutive year the hotel has been honoured with a Platinum Award, having been recognized each year since 2013. 

In 2014, the Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or was recognized not only as Canadian Hotel of the Year, but also the International Quality Hotel of the Year. In 2018, the hotel won the Canadian Hotel of the Year award again. The hotel has also been awarded six Canadian APEX awards, which recognize stellar performance, sales and revenue growth and ongoing commitment to guest service. In 2018, the hotel’s general manager, Alexandre Audet, was awarded Leader of the Year by Choice Hotels Canada. The award recognized outstanding leadership, with Audet’s focus on employee recognition leading to a reduction in the turnover rate and outstanding customer satisfaction ratings.

"Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or is undoubtably a stand-out star in our system and is frequently recognized for its excellence,” said Brian Leon, president, Choice Hotels Canada. “The ownership, general manager and hotel team has consistently gone above and beyond and their exceptional efforts have not gone unnoticed by guests.”

Choice’s Real Guest Reviews rank the property a 4.8 out of 5 and 98 per cent of guests would recommend the hotel. As of June 30, TripAdvisor ranks the property as number one of eight hotels in Val-d’Or, with an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5.

“We are delighted that our hard work and commitment to the guest experience has once again been recognized,” said Alexandre Audet, general manager of the Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or. “The collective efforts of our entire team enable us to provide every guest with a welcoming, comfortable stay. I am forever grateful for everything they do – day in and day out.”

The 82-room hotel is owned and managed by the Cree Regional Economic Entreprises Company (CREECO) of Eeyou Istchee and Trahan Holdings of Val-d’Or. For business travellers, the hotel boasts a full business centre with conference facilities. The hotel also operates a hot breakfast service that is free to guests.

Reservations at the Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or can be made by calling the hotel directly at (819) 874-8888 or by visiting www.choicehotels.com.