Multiple Awards for SilverBirch’s Edmonton Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton and Home2 Suites by Hilton® West Edmonton Receive Industry Recognition

Edmonton, AB, May 3, 2016 – SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce that the DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton and Home2 Suites by Hilton® West Edmonton have been recognized with multiple industry awards.

sb-meeting-edmonton-4The DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton was presented with the Housekeeping Award and the Employer of Choice Award by the Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), as well as received the Hospitality Safety Leadership Certificate – Level 4 from the Alberta Hospitality Safety Association (AHSA).

Recipients of the AHLA’s Housekeeping Award are selected based on a number of criteria, which may include unannounced inspections, social media, and a detailed breakdown of TrustScores, while the Employer of Choice Award recognizes excellence in HR practices. The AHSA’s Hospitality Safety Leadership Certificate recognizes hotels’ commitment to building and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. The Level 4 certification is the highest available, putting the DoubleTree by Hilton™  West Edmonton among a total of only 19 in Alberta to have received this endorsement.

home2suites-featuredMeanwhile, Donica Wilkie Morrow, Hotel Manager of Home2 Suites by Hilton® West Edmonton, was presented with the AHLA’s Gold Key award, which recognizes the contribution of employees who exemplify the attitude and dedication needed to serve guests and promote Alberta’s tourism industry.

”I am very proud that the hard work of our colleagues in Edmonton has been recognized with these prestigious industry awards,” says Steve Giblin, President and CEO of SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “We are committed to constantly improving both the guest experience and creating the best possible workplace in all our hotels, and these awards reflect these efforts. I would like to congratulate everybody who works so tirelessly at our hotels for their achievements in winning these awards and thank them for their contribution to SilverBirch’s continued success.”

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
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

Samantha Kent

NATIONAL Public Relations

604.691.7391

skent@national.ca