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Choice Hotels Europe recognises its 2014 best franchised hotels

Comfort Inn St Pancras – Kings Cross, Quality Hotel Stoke City Centre and Clarion Collection Hotel Richmond Gate named best UK properties.

Choice Hotels Europe, the company behind the Comfort, Quality and Clarion brands in Europe and part of Choice Hotels International, today announced that it has awarded:

  • Comfort Inn Kings Cross – St Pancras, “UK Comfort Hotel of the Year”,
  • Quality Hotel Stoke City Centre “UK Quality Hotel of the Year” and
  • Clarion Collection Hotel Richmond Gate “UK Clarion Hotel of the Year.”

The three hotels were judged to be the best out of the Clarion, Quality and Comfort hotels operating throughout the UK in 2014. The winners were selected by reviewing each franchised property’s guest satisfaction and cleanliness scores and by demonstrating consistent brand performance.  

Duncan Berry, UK CEO, Choice Hotels Europe, commented, “Well done to the owners of these three hotels and their staff on securing these awards. All are excellent examples of the caliber of hotels that make up our growing franchised hotel network in the UK and the rest of Europe.”

Nick Henry, General Manager, Clarion Collection Hotel Richmond Gate said, “We are thrilled to have been recognised as the leading Clarion Collection hotel in the UK.”

Choice Hotels Europe has also awarded “UK General Manager of the Year” to Asad Zaheeruddin of Comfort Inn Victoria and “Team Member of the Year” to Silvia Cajamarca of Comfort Inn St Pancras – Kings Cross. General Manager and Team member award winners were selected from nominations by their direct supervisors and owners at the franchised hotels, in response to specific questions relating to their work and collaboration with the Choice Hotels team and brands.

Berry added, “Congratulations to Asad and Silvia who have been recognised for their great effort in upholding brand standards and willingness to share best practices with other Choice brand hotels.”

The Choice Hotels Europe portfolio of franchised hotels offers business and leisure travellers a full spectrum from premium economy to luxury hotels. Choice Hotels Europe franchises nearly 500 hotels across Europe that are either open or under development. Brands franchised by Choice Hotels Europe include the Clarion brand, described as four to five star rated; the Quality brand, which is three-star rated and provides a mid-scale full service offering and the Comfort brand, which is two to three star rated and is the largest Choice Hotels International brand worldwide, known for value, customer service and reliability.

Photo caption: Choice Hotels Europe Recognises its 2014 Best Franchised Hotels. Form left to right: Andy Punshon, Quality Hotel Coventry; Nick Henry, Clarion Collection Hotel Richmond Gate; Silvia Cajamarca and Annie Shafi-St.Hilaire, Comfort Inn Kings Cross St Pancras; Asad Zaheeruddin, Comfort Inn Victoria and Patrick Fitzgerald, Quality Hotel Stoke City Centre.