SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts


Vancouver, BC, June 9, 2016 – SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce that three of its hotels and their Sterling Award nominated dinner theatre have earned the prestigious TripAdvisor® 2016 Certificate of Excellence award.

Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s NewfoundlandThey include:


“Winning the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence is important recognition by our guests of our team’s dedication to provide exceptional guest services,” says Steve Giblin, President and CEO of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “We want to thank our guests for consistently giving us great ratings and feedback on TripAdvisor® and we will continue to operate our hotels, restaurants and theatre to the highest standards to deliver the best experience to our guests.”

The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates hospitality excellence and is only presented to businesses that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor®. To qualify for the award, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher as reviewed by travellers on the travel website. Only the top performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor® receive the award.

About DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton
The DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton is the perfect oasis whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure. Centrally located, the hotel is minutes from West Edmonton Mall, home to great shopping, entertainment and dining.

Within the hotel’s 38,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, you will find the state-of-the-art SilverBirch Conference Centre®, offering seven meeting rooms serving both small and large meetings and the Connections Café®, providing unlimited all day access to FREE wireless internet and a selection of inspiring morning and afternoon refreshments featuring espresso machines, an incredible assortment of homemade, small indulgences, and healthy treats – all at no extra cost.  Additional banquet space is available in the hotel where you can select from one of two grand ballrooms or choose one of 15 meeting rooms. Dine at Stages Kitchen & Bar or discover a unique experience at the Mayfield Dinner Theater – combining Las Vegas style entertainment with an extensive buffet.

About Home2 Suites by Hilton® West Edmonton
Home2 Suites by Hilton, one of the fastest growing brands in the history of Hilton Worldwide, is a mid-tier, all-suite award-winning extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations with flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. With a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations, Home2 Suites offers complimentary breakfast selections with hundreds of combinations; innovative and customizable guest room design; laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a pet friendly environment. With Hilton’s award-winning digital check-in with room selection tool, Hilton HHonors members can log into their accounts and choose their exact room from a digital floor plan, as well as customize their room prior to arrival with amenity requests. The service is available for 650,000+ rooms at more than 4,100 properties across 11 brands worldwide. Visit www.home2suites.com for additional information or www.home2franchise.com for franchising opportunities.

About Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s Newfoundland
Conveniently located in St. John’s Newfoundland, Fairfield Inn & Suites® offers 2,164 square feet of flexible venue space spacious accommodations and modern technology. Well-appointed rooms offer plush bedding, comfortable workspaces, microwaves, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs. Guests at our hotel are also treated to terrific perks like free Wi-Fi access, a complimentary daily breakfast, and a well-equipped fitness room – not to mention an indoor pool and even a waterslide.

About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel management companies and manages a large portfolio of full-service, focused service and extended stay hotels across Canada. The company manages independent hotels and hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and Radisson. www.silverbirchhotels.comwww.silverbirchhotels.com

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For more information, please contact:
Stacey Morton
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
604.646.8787
smorton@silverbirchhotels.com

Hotel Recognized for its Innovation in Accessibility

1-Queen-Accessible-Studio-Suite-967429-1aEdmonton, AB, June 1, 2016 – SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce that Home2 Suites by Hilton® West Edmonton has been recognized with the Edmonton Mayor’s Award for accessibility.

“The entire team is dedicated to ensuring that we deliver the best possible experience to all of our guests, regardless of their mobility,” says Donica Wilkie Morrow, Hotel Manager Home2 Suites by Hilton® West Edmonton. “Over the past two years, we have ensured that our accommodations are truly offering a service that is inclusive for all. This award is a wonderful recognition of our efforts.”

Accessible-Bathroom-Roll-In-967265aHome2 Suites by Hilton® West Edmonton provides guests with the option of a fully accessible room. Upgrades to enhance the suites include larger washrooms with the option of a roll-in shower or bathtub to accommodate wheelchairs, lowered kitchen cabinetry with space for guests in wheelchairs to easily wash dishes or reach cupboards. The layout of appliances are also designed for accessibility, such as removing the microwave from the higher cupboard space and placing it on the counter.

1-Queen-Accessible-Suite-967416a“All of us at SilverBirch are very proud of this well-deserved recognition and the hotel’s contribution to Edmonton’s livability and commitment to accessibility,” says Steve Giblin, President and CEO, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “The team has an unwavering focus on providing outstanding guest experiences, and I want to congratulate everyone at the Home2 Suites by Hilton® West Edmonton for this award.”

The Mayor’s Awards recognizes those who make significant contributions to Edmonton’s livability for all, and shines a spot light on innovations in accessibility. The awards recognize businesses in Edmonton who use creative methods to ensure the dignity and inclusion of persons with disabilities.

About Home2 Suites by Hilton
Home2 Suites by Hilton, one of the fastest growing brands in the history of Hilton Worldwide, is a mid-tier, all-suite award-winning extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations with flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. With a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations, Home2 Suites offers complimentary breakfast selections with hundreds of combinations; innovative and customizable guest room design; laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a pet friendly environment. With Hilton’s award-winning digital check-in with room selection tool, Hilton HHonors members can log into their accounts and choose their exact room from a digital floor plan, as well as customize their room prior to arrival with amenity requests. The service is available for 650,000+ rooms at more than 4,100 properties across 11 brands worldwide. Visit www.home2suites.com for additional information or www.home2franchise.com for franchising opportunities.

About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel operations and asset management companies and manages a large portfolio of full-service, focused service and extended stay hotels across Canada. The company manages hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and Radisson. www.silverbirchhotels.com

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For more information, please contact:

Stacey Morton
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
604.646.8787
smorton@silverbirchhotels.com
Angela Cabucos
NATIONAL Public Relations
403.531.0331
acabucos@national.ca

Saskatoon, SK, May 26, 2016 – The culinary team at SilverBirch Hotels & Resort’s Radisson Hotel Saskatoon continues to earn accolades, the latest coming at the recent Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) Conference in Windsor, Ontario.

Michael Weckworth, a chef de partie at Radisson Hotel Saskatoon’s AROMA Resto Bar, won a silver medal in the CCFCC Senior Culinary Competition. He impressed the judges with two dishes: a lemon and beet cured trout, lemon grass mussels, asparagus tips, butternut purée, butter braised leeks, crispy fingerlings, pickled beet, and beurre blanc sauce; and a chimichurri flank steak, leek ash goat cheese, roast tomato sauce, asparagus purée, fennel, cubed butternut, pickled onion pedals, and paprika lentil crumble. Michael earned the right to represent Saskatchewan in his category after winning the CCFCC Senior Culinary Competition in March.

Brooklyn Lusignan-Beauchamp, a culinary student at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and a cook at Radisson Hotel Saskatoon’s AROMA Resto Bar, represented the province in her category at the conference after winning the CCFCC Saputo Junior Culinary Competition in March. She prepared three dishes: an appetizer consisting of caramelized green apple and brie tortellini with chardonnay cream, shallot compote and almond crumb, served with white asparagus nasturtium salad; an entrée that featured cheddar soufflé with baby fennel, braised leek, kale, butternut squash puree, and pickled hon shimeji mushroom; and for dessert, ricotta Bavarian and ricotta beignets accompanied by balsamic cherries, lemon curd, oat and hazelnut crumble, honeycomb, and wild berry gel.

ChefThe two were accompanied by Radisson Hotel Saskatoon’s award winning Executive Sous Chef, Chris Corkum, who is the representative for Canada at the Global Culinary Challenge in Thessaloniki Greece in September 2016. Chef Chris cooked courses at the CCFCC President’s Ball on the final day of the convention. For this honour, he was awarded a cheque for $5,000 towards his training and trip to Thessaloniki.

In addition, Radisson Hotel Saskatoon’s award winning Executive Chef, Scott Torgerson was recognized at the conference for the team’s contributions to the culinary arts in our country and on the world stage. He is coach and mentor to Chef Chris, Michael and Brooklyn, and is also the newest member of Culinary Team Canada, which will be representing the country at the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA) Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany, in October 2016.

“It is extraordinary to see four culinary representatives all from one kitchen representing Saskatchewan at all four levels of culinary competition in Canada and globally,” said Steve Giblin, President and CEO, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “All of us are very proud of their accomplishments.”

About Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
The Radisson Hotel Saskatoon in Saskatchewan is a modern hotel featuring contemporary design and intuitive services. Located downtown the hotel offers breathtaking views of the South Saskatchewan River Valley and City Center. With 291 rooms and 19 floors, the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon boasts superior comforts, including high-speed Internet access, an indoor water park, on-site meeting and dining space and more. The Radisson Hotel Saskatoon has been awarded with a 4 Green Key Eco-Rating and a 3 Green Key Meeting Rating under the prestigious international Green Key Program, an Eco-Rating program which recognizes environmental performances in hotel industry.

About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel operations and asset management companies and manages a large portfolio of full-service, focused service and extended stay hotels across Canada. The company manages hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and Radisson. www.silverbirchhotels.com

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For more information, please contact:

Stacey Morton
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
604.646.8787
smorton@silverbirchhotels.com
Angela Cabucos
NATIONAL Public Relations
403.531.0331
acabucos@national.ca

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s Newfoundland and Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Win Performance Awards

Vancouver, BC, May 19, 2016 – SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce that Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s and Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown have been recognized with 2015 Performance Awards by Marriott International.

Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s NewfoundlandThe Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s won a Gold Hotel Award and Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown won a Silver Hotel Award.

“All of us at SilverBirch are very proud of this well-deserved recognition for these two hotels by our valued partner Marriott International,” says Steve Giblin, President and CEO, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “The teams at both hotels have an unwavering focus on providing outstanding guest experiences, and it is borne out in the Guest Service Satisfaction Scores they achieved last year. I want to congratulate everyone at the Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s and Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown for this recognition.”

Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver DowntownThe Gold Hotel Award puts Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s in the top 10 per cent of the Fairfield Inn and Suites® Marriott brand in North America in overall Guest Service Satisfaction (GSS) Score. The hotel ranked second out of 18 hotels in Canada. The Silver Hotel Award puts the Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown in the top 20 per cent of the Residence Inn® brand in North America in the GSS Score, and it is one of only four Residence Inn® by Marriott hotels in Canada to receive a performance award.

About Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s Newfoundland
Conveniently located in St. John’s Newfoundland, Fairfield Inn & Suites® offers 2,164 square feet of flexible venue space spacious accommodations and modern technology. Well-appointed rooms offer plush bedding, comfortable workspaces, microwaves, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs. Guests at our hotel are also treated to terrific perks like free Wi-Fi access, a complimentary daily breakfast, and a well-equipped fitness room – not to mention an indoor pool and even a waterslide.

About Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown
Welcoming guests to discover a balanced and energized home away from home, the Residence Inn® Vancouver Downtown features all the amenities needed to make time on the road comfortable and productive. Whether a seasoned business traveller looking for corporate accommodations, or a leisure traveller seeking extra space for the family, our extended-stay hotel’s downtown location in Vancouver, BC, modern amenities and intuitive service will bring joy to your travel experience. Featuring studio and one-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas along with fully-equipped kitchens for all the comforts of home, the hotel also provides free wireless Internet access so guests can stay connected, a free hot breakfast served daily, complimentary grocery shopping service, an impressive fitness center and atrium pool. On-site meeting spaces include an executive boardroom and our warm and inviting Gatehouse which can host receptions for up to 100 persons.

About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel operations and asset management companies and manages a large portfolio of full-service, focused service and extended stay hotels across Canada. The company manages hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and Radisson. www.silverbirchhotels.com

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For more information, please contact:

Stacey Morton
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
604.646.8787
smorton@silverbirchhotels.com
Samantha Kent
NATIONAL Public Relations
604.691.7391
skent@national.ca

quality-hotel-fort-mcmurrayEdmonton, AB, May 10, 2016 – The Quality Hotel and Conference Centre is providing shelter to approximately 25 first responders who have been fighting the wildfires in and around Fort McMurray. More regional emergency crews are expected by the hotel over the next 24 hours.

“Our thoughts are with the many residents and businesses who have been affected by the fires and we thank all the firefighters and first responders who are dealing with the terrible event,” said Steve Giblin, President and CEO, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts.

The hotel is currently operating on emergency power from a generator, and only public areas, hallways and stairwells have electricity. Restoring the hotel to full power will depend on the extent of the damage caused by fires in the area.

All guests and staff were evacuated safely from the hotel on May 3 following a mandatory evacuation order, and guests were assisted in finding alternate accommodations. Emergency assistance is being provided to hotel employees, including accommodations for those in need.

The Quality Hotel and Conference Centre will not re-open to the public until the province allows residents to return to Fort McMurray and the hotel has been deemed safe for normal operations. We will continue to provide updates as additional information becomes available.

About the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre Fort McMurray
The Quality Hotel and Conference Centre is the ideal setting for overnight accommodations, meetings and social events for both, families and individual travelers.

The Quality Hotel offers 153 guestrooms, 12,000 square-feet of meeting space, 24 hour Fitness Centre, 24 hour Business Centre and a friendly team of professionals to serve you. With 7 beautiful function rooms including the Crystal Ballroom and the Poplar Creek, it is the perfect location for receptions, catering functions and business meetings.

Guestrooms at the Quality Hotel Fort McMurray offer free local calls and free wireless high-speed internet to keep our guests connected and a deluxe complimentary breakfast buffet to kick start the day.
http://www.qualityhotelfortmcmurray.com/

About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel operations and asset management companies and manages a large portfolio of full-service, focused service and extended stay hotels across Canada. The company manages hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and Radisson. www.silverbirchhotels.com

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For more information, please contact:

Stacey Morton

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts

604.646.8787

smorton@silverbirchhotels.com
Samantha Kent

NATIONAL Public Relations

604.691.7391

skent@national.ca