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PHOENIX (July 5, 2017) - Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced today the newest property to join its revered Best Western Premier® brand – Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel in Alton, Illinois.

Located on 3559 College Avenue, the Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel offers 136 well-appointed guest rooms and is making its debut after a remarkable $4.2 million renovation. The hotel’s transformation showcases a contemporized design, with a splash of Midwestern flare – providing an upscale and one-of-a-kind experience for guests. Guests are greeted by the hotel’s spacious and stunning lobby, which features ample seating, a soothing waterfall and an elegant fireplace – creating the perfect ambiance for guests to socialize, do business or just relax.

In addition to its first rate design and amenities, the hotel’s guest service is also at the top of its class. With over 180 years of combined experience among its management staff, the hotel prides itself on delivering superior customer care that is second to none. The Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel is the only full service hotel in Alton, Illinois that can accommodate business travelers, long term stay guests, leisure travelers, business meetings, banquets, church or social retreats, corporate meetings and conventions, wedding receptions and conferences.

Guests looking to treat their taste buds to the mouthwatering flavors of the local surroundings don’t have to travel far to do so. The Great Rivers Tap & Grill – the hotel’s onsite restaurant considered to be one of the area’s favorite hidden gems – offers selections that are handcrafted and chosen for the regions around the Mississippi River and the Great Rivers region. The restaurant also offers live entertainment during special events, as well as karaoke and dance music every Friday and Saturday evening.

With a strong commitment to providing guests with an excellent stay, the property was recently honored with the highly coveted TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for 2017 – which celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel is a welcomed addition to our upscale Best Western Premier brand,” said Ron Pohl, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “The hotel’s impressive renovation demonstrates its commitment to setting a higher standard and providing guests with the refined atmosphere and top-tier service they desire. I am confident this property will be an outstanding lodging option for travelers in Illinois.”

The hotel’s location in Alton, Illinois is also within close proximity to St. Louis, Missouri – providing travelers a central location to explore what both cities have to offer. Nearby tourist sites include the St. Louis Gateway Arch, National Great Rivers Museum, Lewis and Clark Visitors Center, National Great Rivers Scenic Byway, Busch Stadium - home to the St. Louis Cardinals, Gordon Moore State Park, and many more. As an added perk, the Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service, which travels to some of the nearby attractions and business hubs.

“The Best Western Premier brand is a trusted name in the industry and we are thrilled to be joining this esteemed group of hotels,” said Patty Rotermund, general manager of the Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel. “We look forward to delivering the exceptional lodging experience the brand is known for with our beautifully renovated property and ease of access to this unique and scenic part of the country.”

Reservations at the Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel may be booked by calling the hotel directly at 618-462-1220 or by calling Best Western’s 24-hour, toll-free reservations number (800)-WESTERN. Reservations are also available from Best Western’s website at bestwestern.com.

About Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,200* hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers seven hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Vīb®, BW Premier Collection® and GLō®. Now celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and award-winning online and mobile booking capabilities. Best Western continues to set industry records regarding awards and accolades, including 64 percent of the brand’s North American hotels earning a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award in 2017, Business Travel News® ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western in the top three upper-mid-price and mid-price hotel brands for three years in a row, and Best Western receiving five consecutive Dynatrace® Best of the Web gold awards for best hotel website. Best Western has also won eight AAA®/CAA® Lodging Partner of the Year awards, recognizing the brand’s commitment to providing exceptional service and great value to AAA’s 56 million members in the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 30 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. Best Western’s partnerships with AAA/CAA and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Through its partnership with Google® Street View, Best Western is the first major company of its size and scale to launch a virtual reality experience for customers, setting a new industry standard and reinventing how guests view hotels.

* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.

Contact: Courtney McCurry

602.957.5639

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