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Best Western International Opens the 174-room BEST WESTERN PREMIER
The Central Hotel & Conference Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

PHOENIX, March 15, 2011 - Best Western International announces the opening of the BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center in Harrisburg, Pa., the sixth BEST WESTERN PREMIER property to open in North America since the brand launched its descriptor program in February 2011.

The BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center offers 174 guest rooms including three suites and provides travelers with a fitness center with guest locker room, on-site dining and lounge, indoor heated swimming, guest laundry, business center and a complimentary continental breakfast.

The hotel offers 15,000 square-feet of meeting and banquet space to host a variety of events. The hotel also offers complimentary airport shuttle service to Harrisburg International Airport. Like all BEST WESTERN PREMIER properties, BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center has features and amenities that exceed AAA's three diamond requirements.

The modern designed guest rooms and suites feature the following amenities:
  • 42-inch flat screen televisions
  • Luxurious pillow-top mattresses
  • iHome docking stations
  • Contemporary furnishing and luxury bed lines and towels
  • Comfortable lounge seating and in-room dining
  • Functional desk with complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access
"We are very pleased to open the second Pennsylvania BEST WESTERN PREMIER in the state's capital," said Mark Williams, vice president, North American development for Best Western International. "This versatile property offers amenities and services to please business or leisure guests traveling to central Pennsylvania."

Located at 800 E Park Drive, the hotel is minutes from the Harrisburg State Capitol Complex, the Civil War Museum, Whitaker Center and City Island, featuring a variety of sports entertainment. The cities of Hershey, Lancaster and Gettysburg are just a short drive away, where guests can experience some of Pennsylvania's most popular leisure attractions. Plenty of shopping and dining options are nearby in downtown Harrisburg.

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 400,000* worldwide guests each night. Equally committed to the business and leisure traveler, Best Western recently 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

Abby Salman
of Best Western International


Meghan Lee
of Allison & Partners
+1-415-277-4901 for Best Western International

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