Awards and Recognition

Leadership Awards

“Learning in Practice Trailblazer award” – October 2018

Tim Tobin, vice president, franchisee onboarding and learning, was recognized by Chief Learning Officer magazine as a 2018 Learning in Practice award winner. The award is given annually to learning leaders in recognition of excellence in learning and development.

“ALIS Lifetime Achievement Award” to Stewart Bainum, Jr.

Stewart Bainum, Jr., Chairman of Choice Hotels International, will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) on January 28-30, 2019, in Los Angeles. This prominent award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the hospitality industry through their actions, deeds, and great accomplishments.

“2018 Influential Women in Hospitality” – September 2018

Anne Smith, vice president, brand management, design and compliance, Choice Hotels was recognized by Hotel Management as one of the top 30 most influential women in the industry.

“Women Who Mean Business award” – September 2018

Simone Wu, senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary & external affairs, was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the area’s leading business women.

“2017 Most Influential Women in Hospitality” – September 2017

Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands, Choice Hotels, was recognized by Lodging Magazine as a female leader making a mark on the industry.

Janis Cannon named “Top 10 to Watch in 2018” – December 2017

Janis Cannon, senior vice president, upscale brands, Choice Hotels, was recognized by Hotel Business for her leading role in growing the company’s upscale portfolio.