Realstar picks its winners

Realstar Hospitality celebrated its top properties of 2011 during its recent Canadian regional meetings. The company presented its 2011 Awards of Recognition at the event, recognizing the Motel 6 Grande Prairie, AB as its new property of the year; the Motel 6 Headingley, MB for best customer service, Western Canada; the Motel 6 Mississauga, ON for best customer service, Eastern Canada; the Motel 6 Stony Plain, AB for best quality practices, Western Canada; the Motel 6 Peterborough, ON for best quality practices, Eastern Canada; the Studio 6 Mississauga, ON for best competitive RevPar Index, Eastern Canada; and the Motel 6 Saskatoon, SK for best competitive RevPar Index, Western Canada. Irwin Prince, president and COO, Realstar Hospitality, said that: “These awards acknowledge our Motel 6 owners, managers and teams that continue to represent the best the brand has to offer in Canada. As the Motel 6 family continues to grow through new construction and responsible conversion, it’s important to be recognized for providing quality accommodations at an affordable price.” Prince noted as well that: “We expect 2012 to be another successful year for Motel 6 in Canada. Two hotels are presently under construction, the first Motel 6 conversion is underway and continued growth is planned brand wide.” Motel 6 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and while its hotels continue to cater to budget-conscious travellers, the brand has added amenities essential to the modern guest. New construction prototype and renovated properties across Canada feature free high-speed Internet, flat screen TVs with AV connections, comfortable new bedding, stylish platform beds and composite hardwood floors. Go to for more.

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