After winning three awards at the regional level, Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or has been nominated for two awards at the 27th annual National Gala for the Grand Prize in Quebec Tourism. The finalists were announced on April 16 with Quality Inn Val-d’Or being nominated in the categories for accommodations with 40 to 199 units and for up-and-coming tourism leader, with the nod going to assistant manager Alexandre Audet. The awards were created to honour companies and personnel for their innovation and excellence in the field of tourism.

This year, nine nominees were chosen from the Abitibi-Témiscamengue region. Stéphanie Lamarche, the director general for tourism in Abbitibi-Témiscamengue, expressed pride about the nominees saying, “This is one of the best performing regions in the province. The nominees are proof that our industry is very dynamic, and it strives for excellence.”

Quality Inn & Suites Val-d’Or has been a leading business enterprise in the region since its founding by CREECO in 2011. Their award-winning service has earned them much recognition in a relatively short time in the hotel business and has helped further establish the tourism industry in Abitibi-Témiscamengue.

This year’s Grand Tourism Prize Gala will be taking place May 14 at the Hilton Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau. Hundreds of nominees, representing all corners of Quebec, will find out if they receive first, second or third prize for 18 different categories encompassing the many professions and industries involved in tourism in the province.