Alexandre Audet of Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or honoured with Leader of the Year

October 2018

Choice Hotels Canada Celebrates Top Performers

Alexandre Audet of Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or honoured with Leader of the Year

Val-d’Or, QC (October 24th, 2018)  Choice Hotels Canada has announced the national winners of the prestigious APEX Awards (Awards for Property Excellence) at the 2018 Choice Hotels Canada Fall Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This year, an award was introduced to celebrate an individual who has demonstrated excellence in property leadership. Alexandre Audet, the general manager of Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or,received that honour.

This award recognizes how vital strong property leadership is in the evolving and increasingly competitive hotel industry. Nominations from owners came in from across from the country and Alexandre was credited with taking the human resources function to a new level in their hotel. His renewed focus on employee recognition led to a reduction in the turnover rate and the maintenance of outstanding customer satisfaction.

Under Alexandre’s leadership the hotel has earned Platinum Awards each year since 2013, Ring of Honor and Canadian Hotel of the Year award in 2014 and 2018 and International Quality Inn of the year in 2014. He also personally won the 2013 Quebec’s “Grand Prix du Tourisme” in the “Relève touristique”, or “Upcoming Tourism Leader” category. This award was given by the provincial tourism minister amongst finalists from different regions.


“We are delighted to announce that Alexandre Audethas won a national APEX Award,” says Brian Leon, president of Choice Hotels Canada. “This is the first year we have recognized individuals in our system but his extraordinary leadership has truly set him apart and makes him a wonderful example to others in the hospitality industry.”

For nearly 8 years, Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or has been a proud part of their community and has welcomed thousands of guests from around the world. The hotel is known for their dedication to customer satisfaction, which makes this property an award-winning hotel, year after year.

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About Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or:

The Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or, opened in 2011, is owned and managed by the Cree Regional Economic Company (CREECO) of Eeyou Istchee and Trahan Holdings of Val-d’Or and operates under the Choice Hotels banner. The hotel has 82 rooms and suites and two meeting rooms for up to 24 people. The hotel also operates a hot breakfast service that is free to customers.

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Carlaw Communications: Lauren Wasley
T: 647-883-9439

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