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The 82-room BEST WESTERN PREMIER KC Speedway
Inn & Suites Opens in Kansas City, Kansas

PHOENIX, Aug. 2, 2011 -- The first BEST WESTERN PREMIER hotel in Kansas opened last month in Kansas City. With 82 guestrooms, an on-site lounge and Pause... The Spa, the newly-built BEST WESTERN PREMIER KC Speedway Inn & Suites is located in the heart of Village West, at the entrance to the Kansas Speedway and across from LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

To view photos or book a room, visit .

The hotel is the eleventh BEST WESTERN PREMIER hotel to open in the United States. First introduced in North America in early 2011, BEST WESTERN PREMIER hotels offer travelers an upscale travel experience. Guestrooms feature guestLINK, which lets travelers plug in their laptops, camcorders, digital cameras, game systems, DVD players, iPods, iPads or other device to surf the internet or look at photos or videos on the rooms' 42-inch HDTVs. Guests also can listen to their music on surround sound speakers.

"We are excited to welcome the BEST WESTERN PREMIER KC Speedway Inn & Suites to our hotel portfolio," said David Kong, Best Western International president and CEO. "Its location is second-to-none, and the hotel has the upscale features that make travelers' stays both comfortable and efficient."

Amenities at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER KC Speedway Inn & Suites include high-end linens, pillow top mattresses, free high-speed wireless internet access, free full breakfast, in-room microwaves and refrigerators, and in-room bottled-water quality water filtration system. Hotel guests and non-guests can book appointments for massages, facials and other spa treatments at the on-site "Pause... the Spa."

Hotel decor is influenced by its racetrack location, including black and white photos of the Kansas Speedway in each guestroom.

Contact the hotel at (913) 334-4440 for rates and information on special spa, shopping and sports packages.


Best Western International, Inc. is THE WORLD'S BIGGEST HOTEL FAMILY(SM), providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,000* BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS® and BEST WESTERN PREMIER® hotels in 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 hundreds of thousands 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 .

*Numbers are approximate and can fluctuate.

Marie Yarroll
Best Western International
Teri Morris
Allison & Partners

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