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Best Western International Opens the 152-key BEST WESTERN PLUS Casino Royale,
the Only Chain Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip

The Hotel is Owned by Thomas Elardi

LAS VEGAS, Nev., December 21, 2012—Best Western International announces the opening of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Casino Royale, the only chain hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, located at 3411 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Owned by Thomas Elardi, the hotel features 149 guest rooms and three guest suites.

Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, and 24 hour fitness center. There are several on-site restaurants including Denny’s, Outback Steakhouse and a food court. Each room is equipped with a 32” LCD flat screen television, mini refrigerator, Keurig® coffee maker and free wireless Internet access.

For business travelers, the hotel offers a full service business center with complimentary copy, print and fax services, and free wireless Internet access in all public areas.

“We are proud to welcome the BEST WESTERN PLUS Casino Royale to our chain,” said Mark Williams, vice president, North American development for Best Western International. “This property gives guests a quality lodging option when traveling to Las Vegas.”

BEST WESTERN PLUS Casino Royale is conveniently located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip between the Venetian and Harrah’s across from the Mirage and Caesar’s Palace. The hotel is in walking distance of the Sands Expo Convention Center, Fashion Show Mall, and the Forum Shops. The hotel is a short drive from Hoover Dam.

Best Western Rewards is one of the industry's most generous rewards programs and one of few that is truly international. With more than 4,000 locations in 100 countries, Best Western makes it easy for members to earn points redeemable for global free room nights with no blackout dates, dining, shopping and entertainment gift cards, gas cards, airline miles and more. Now more than ever, Best Western Rewards is helping our leisure and business customers travel “smart.” Learn more about the program at Reservations may be booked by calling Best Western International’s 24-hour, toll-free reservations number at (800) WESTERN.  Reservations are also available from Best Western International’s Web site at


Best Western International, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a privately held hotel brand made up of more than 4,000* BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS® and BEST WESTERN PREMIER® hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Now celebrating 66 years of hospitality, Best Western welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests nightly. Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales, marketing and promotional support, and online and mobile booking capabilities. More than 14 million travelers are members of the brand's award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. The brand's partnerships with AAA/CAA, racecar driver Michael Waltrip, and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Best Western in 2011 was named AAA's and CAA's Hotel Partner of the Year and was named the 2011 Compuware Best of the Web Gold award winner. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit

*Numbers are approximate and may fluctuate.

Juan Garcia
General Manager

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