Choice Hotels Announce Top Franchisees for 2009

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Hotels in Wodonga, Toowoomba, Melbourne and Paihia, New Zealand, were the big winners at Choice Hotels Australasia's annual awards ceremony and dinner in Melbourne last night.

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Hotels in Wodonga, Toowoomba, Melbourne and Paihia, New Zealand, were the big winners at Choice Hotels Australasia's annual awards ceremony and dinner in Melbourne last night.

Claiming Franchisee of the Year titles in their respective brand categories were Wodonga's Comfort Inn & Suites Blazing Stump, Toowoomba's Quality Hotel Platinum International, Melbourne's Clarion Suites Gateway (for the second successive year) and Paihia's Edgewater Palms - Clarion Collection.

CHA Chief Executive Officer David Bayes presented the awards during a stylish gala dinner at the Plaza Ballroom on the final evening of the group's 2009 annual conference.

Mr Bayes said more than 260 delegates from CHA's 280 properties across Australia and New Zealand attended the awards.

"Our winning franchisees are the stand-out achievers in their particular categories and we're very proud to be able to acknowledge their success in showcasing Choice Hotels' values and commitment to service," Mr Bayes said.

The winning hotels were selected from a short list of 30 CHA Gold Award winners across the group's four brands - Comfort, Quality, Clarion and Clarion Collection.

Mr Bayes said he was delighted to announce that next year's awards would be increased to cover CHA's new value-end Econo Lodge, launched this year with eight new properties.

Nominated and judged by an executive panel from Choice's senior management and franchise service team, the Gold Awards recognise excellence in branding, marketing, customer relations, franchisor relations, training and development, profitability and amenities.

Champion of Choice awards were also presented to individuals from various properties throughout Australasia to recognise qualities of exceptional service, individual effort and commitment to building the Choice brand.

And introduced this year is the Champions of Choice Honour Roll, to recognise people who have been a multiple Champion of Choice award winner (winners lists below).

Franchisee of the Year winners automatically qualify for Choice Hotels International's International Hotel of the Year Awards, to take place in the US next year.

Award winners pics available via denise@mgmedia.com.au.

Franchisees of the Year
Comfort Inn & Suites Blazing Stump, Wodonga, VIC
Quality Hotel Platinum International, Toowoomba, QLD
Clarion Suites Gateway, Melbourne, VIC (second successive year)
Edgewater Palms - Clarion Collection, Paihia, NZ.

Gold Awards
Comfort Inn The International, Apollo Bay, VIC
Comfort Inn & Suites City Views, Ballarat, VIC
Comfort Inn All Seasons, Ballina, NSW
Comfort Inn & Suites Robertson Gardens, Brisbane, QLD
Comfort Inn Admiral, Bunbury, WA
Comfort Inn & Suites City Terraces, Cairns, QLD
Comfort Inn Cannon Park, Cairns, QLD
Comfort Inn Fairmont, Hastings, NZ
Comfort Inn Capital Horsham, VIC
Comfort Inn CREST Mandurah, WA
Comfort Inn Hotel Perth City, Perth, WA
Comfort Resort Ringwood Lake, Ringwood, VIC
Comfort Inn & Suites Blazing Stump, Wodonga, VIC
Quality Hotel on Olive, Albury, NSW
Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, Armidale, NSW
Quality Inn Centre, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Quality Hotel Gateway, Devonport, TAS
Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast, QLD
Quality Hotel Batman's Hill on Collins, Melbourne, VIC
Quality Hotel NOAH'S on the Beach, Newcastle, NSW
Quality Hotel Cambridge, Sydney, NSW
Quality Hotel Powerhouse, Tamworth, NSW
Quality Hotel Platinum International, Toowoomba, QLD
Quality Hotel Wellington, Wellington, NZ
Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina, Mackay, QLD
Clarion Suites Gateway, Melbourne, VIC
Rendezvous Allegra Hotel Adelaide - a Clarion Collection, SA
Edgewater Palms - Clarion Collection, Paihia, Bay of Islands, NZ

Champions of Choice
Abby Butterfield, Rendezvous Allegra Hotel Adelaide - Clarion Collection, SA
Andrew Milne, Quality Hotel Wellington, NZ
Arvil Singh, Quality Inn Angus, NZ
Atin Aggarwal, Comfort Hotel Perth City, WA
Cath Uit den Bogaard, Comfort Resort Blue Pacific, QLD
Cellina Little, Comfort Inn & Suites Blazing Stump, Wodonga, VIC
Colleen Cosgrove, Quality Hotel Platinum International, Toowoomba, QLD
Craig Green, Comfort Inn Crest Mandurah, WA
Darrin Muggeridge, Quality Hotel Plymouth International, NZ
Debera Mackenzie, Quality Hotel NOAH'S on the Beach, Newcastle, NSW
Dominique Reghenzani, Quality Hotel Apollo International, Newcastle, NSW
Gary Trennary, Quality Hotel Manor, Mitcham, VIC
Graeme Cosgrove, Quality Hotel Platinum International, Toowoomba, QLD
Kelly Matthews, Clarion Suites Gateway, Melbourne, VIC
Kelly Williams, Quality Hotel Mildura Grand, Mildura, VIC
Michael Scanlon, Comfort Hotel Adelaide Riviera, Adelaide, SA
Nick Uit den Bogaard, Comfort Resort Blue Pacific, QLD
Peter Last, Quality Hotel Colonial, Launceston, TAS
Stuart Munro, Quality Hotel Sheridan Plaza, Cairns, QLD
Subhuj Pradhan, Quality Hotel Cambridge, Sydney, NSW.

Champions of Choice Honour Role
Anne Lawson, Quality Inn West End, Auckland, NZ
Fay Arnold, Comfort Hotel Wellington, NZ
Jye Segboer, Quality Hotel Powerhouse Tamworth, NSW
Michelle Allsop, Comfort Inn & Suites Robertson Gardens, Brisbane, QLD
Steve Ryan, Comfort Inn & Suites Robertson Gardens, Brisbane, QLD
Steven Gargano, Quality Hotel Cambridge, Sydney, NSW.

Econo Lodge®, Comfort™, Quality™, Clarion®, Clarion Collection®, Choice Hotels Australasia™ and Choice Hotels® are proprietary trademarks of Choice Hotels International, Inc. Choice Hotels Australasia is part of Choice Hotels International, which franchises more than 5600 hotels worldwide including 280 in Australia and New Zealand. For bookings and information contact 13 2400 in Australia and 0800 803 524 in New Zealand or visit http://www.choicehotels.com.au or http://www.choicehotels.co.nz.

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