Steve Giblin, President & CEO, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts

Marriott Recognizes SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts with Award for Outstanding Developer of the Year – Canada

Steve GiblinVancouver, BC, January 10, 2013 – Marriott International has singled out SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts for growing the Marriott portfolio in Canada in 2012 by awarding the Vancouver-based company with its Outstanding Developer Award – Canada 2012 in their Modern Essentials and Extended Stay Brands category.

“We are honoured to receive this recognition from Marriott,” said Steve Giblin, President & CEO, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “Receiving this award affirms our commitment to deliver extraordinary guest experiences by providing the highest level of services and executing the highest standards of our brand partner Marriott International.”

“This is a very well-deserved award for SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts,” said Shawn Cummins, Vice President, Operations, Marriott International Inc.  “Marriott’s strong brand recognition combined with SilverBirch’s knowledge of the Canadian market is the winning formula for Marriott to extend our presence in Canada.”

Last year marked an exciting year for SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts’ partnership with Marriott, with the grand openings of the Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown and TownePlace Suites® by Marriott Mississauga – Airport Corporate Centre.  Later this spring, SilverBirch will open the Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s Newfoundland.

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is currently transforming the former site of the Travellers Inn into a 148-room Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s Newfoundland and a 3,175 square-foot SilverBirch Conference Centre®.

In July 2012, Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown opened its doors, providing guests with everything they need to thrive on longer stays. The spacious suites feature well equipped kitchens, free WiFi and in-room high-speed internet access, enhanced work desks, ergonomically designed chairs, luxury bedding and complimentary hot breakfast.

In August 2012, TownePlace Suites® by Marriott Mississauga – Airport Corporate Centre officially opened, offering great value and comfortable ambience for guests. The modern suites feature fully equipped kitchens, comfortable office space and free WiFi and in-room high-speed internet access.

About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel management companies and manages over 20 hotels and resorts across Canada. The company manages independent hotels and hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Hilton, Radisson, Quality and Best Western. www.silverbirchhotels.com

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