Stephanie and Peter Giannoulis

HALIFAX — Peter and Stephanie Giannoulis, owners of the newly-built Halifax Tower Hotel & Conference Centre and the Comfort Hotel Bayer’s Lake, have been awarded Developer of the Year for Choice Hotel Canada’s 2022 Awards for Property Excellence (APEX).

The Halifax Tower Hotel & Conference Centre also won a 2022 national APEX award for Best New Entry, Ascend Hotel Collection. This upscale, high-rise hotel features 103 guestrooms over 16 floors, a restaurant, lounge, conference and banquet facilities and an indoor heated pool.

Additionally, the Comfort Hotel Bayer’s Lake has consistently been a top performer since entering the system in 2011. It has received seven APEX awards as well as the Canadian Hotel of the Year award twice.

“The Giannoulis family, Stephanie and her father Peter, are an integral part of our Choice Hotels Canada family,” said Brian Leon, CEO of Choice Hotels Canada. “They excel at both hotel development and operations and their newest hotel has been a roaring success since it opened this summer.”

“We’re truly honoured to receive this distinction,” said Stephanie Giannoulis. “We would especially like to acknowledge and thank our general manager of both properties, Nimfa Bautista, and her amazing and attentive staff.”


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