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Comfort Hotel Grand Central in Oslo, Norway awarded European Comfort Hotel 2017

Press release   •   Oct 19, 2017 10:17 GMT

Mark Pearce and Patrick Pacious with Award Winning Hotel

Choice Hotels Europe, the company behind the Comfort, Quality, Clarion and Ascend Hotel Collection brands here in Europe and part of Choice Hotels International, Inc., today announced that it has awarded:

  • Comfort Hotel Grand Central in Oslo, Norway “European Comfort Hotel of the Year”
  • Quality Hotel, Star Inn Premium Salzburg Gablerbräu in Austria “European Quality Hotel of the Year”
  • Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc in Czech Republic “European Clarion Hotel of the Year”
  • Ascend Hotel Collection La Malmaison Nice in France “European Ascend Hotel Collection Member of the Year”
  • Malone Lodge, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member in Northern Ireland “European Newcomer of the Year”
  • Fanny Gaucher of the Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre in France “European General Manager of the Year”

The winners were selected by reviewing each franchised property's guest satisfaction scores, operational superiority and by demonstrating consistent brand performance.

Comfort Hotel Grand Central in Oslo, Norway has been awarded “European Comfort Hotel of the Year” by Choice Hotels, the company behind the Comfort, Quality, Clarion and Ascend Hotel Collection brands here in Europe. The hotel was judged to be the best out of all the Comfort hotels operating throughout Europe in 2017.Choice Hotels awarded the Oslo property their top prize having reviewed the hotel's guest satisfaction and cleanliness scores and by recognising how the hotel demonstrates consistent brand performance.Comfort Hotel Grand Central opened in 2012 and is very conveniently located in the heart of Oslo.The Royal Palace, Oslo’s Opera House and the train station with its top of the art food court, are all walking distance from the hotel.Comfort Hotel Grand Central boasts colourful and contemporary design, inspired by New York’s loft apartments.Each room is truly unique and every piece of furniture was carefully selected by hand to create a distinctive artistic vibe.

"This deserving winner goes that extra mile to make our guests feel at home and highlight the property's commitment to exceptional customer service and operational excellence," said Mark Pearce, senior vice president, international division, for Choice Hotels.

The Choice Hotels Europe portfolio of franchised hotels offers business and leisure travellers a full spectrum from premium economy to upscale hotels. Choice Hotels Europe franchises almost 400 hotels across Europe that are either open or under development. Brands franchised by Choice Hotels Europe include Clarion, which is three to four star rated, Quality, which is three-star rated and provides a mid-scale full service offering, and Comfort, which is two to three star rated and is the largest Choice Hotels International brand worldwide, known for value, customer service and reliability. Choice also provides guests with an upscale, boutique hotel offering through Ascend Hotel Collection, a portfolio of 4-5 star rated independent hotels located in key cities and destinations.


Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest lodging companies. With more than 6,500 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of June 30, 2017, 792 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection™, Cambria™ hotels & suites, Comfort Inn™, Comfort Suites™, Sleep Inn™, Quality™, Clarion™, MainStay Suites™, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel™, Econo Lodge™, Rodeway Inn™, and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™ brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 33 million members and counting, our Choice Privileges™ rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from instant, every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join. All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at for more information.

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