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BEST WESTERN PLUS Flowers Hotel Opens
in Moldova's Capital City, Chisinau

PHOENIX, AZ (June 15, 2011) – The first BEST WESTERN PLUS hotel opened in Moldova’s capital city, offering guests well appointed rooms with modern amenities that are designed to suit the needs of both business and leisure travelers. The iconic hotel chain has opened approximately 765 BEST WESTERN PLUS hotels around the world since launching its three-descriptor strategy in early 2011, 16 of which are in Europe.

Located in the heart of Chisinau only 12km from Chisinau International Airport, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Flowers Hotel has 40 rooms including four suites, with available kitchenettes. It is located close to the financial and historical districts of the city, and to all major cultural attractions. In addition to a full-service restaurant and complimentary full breakfast, it offers a cocktail lounge, mobile phone rental, live entertainment, steam room and pool, a business center, free parking and a host of other services and amenities as listed on

“Moldova is an important commercial center and a country steeped in cultural and political history,” said Suzi MacDonald Yoder, vice president of international operations for Best Western. “Our beautiful and comfortable BEST WESTERN PLUS Flowers Hotel is an ideal home-away-from-home for tourists and executives alike.”

Best Western International officially launched its Descriptor Program in February, 2011 giving its member hotels the option to identify their properties as BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS® or BEST WESTERN PREMIER®. Approved in April 2010, the program was implemented to help guests find the right Best Western hotel for each trip, to increase guest satisfaction, and to drive superior revenue to the more than 4000 hotels that make up THE WORLD’S BIGGEST HOTEL FAMILYSM.


Best Western International, Inc. is THE WORLD’S BIGGEST HOTEL FAMILYSM, providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,000* BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS® and BEST WESTERN PREMIER® hotels in over 90* countries and territories worldwide. Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated. Now celebrating 65 years of hospitality, Best Western has grown into an iconic brand that hosts 400,000* worldwide guests each night. Equally committed to the business and leisure traveler, Best Western has embarked on a mission to lead the hotel industry in customer care. World Vision is the charity of choice for Best Western in building the world's biggest family, with our hotels and staff sponsoring children in need around the globe. Our partnerships with AAA/CAA, Michael Waltrip Racing™ and Harley-Davidson® help guests make the most of every trip. For the fastest way to a free night globally, join Best Western Rewards®. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit

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