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The 122-room BEST WESTERN PREMIER Prestige Oceanfront
Resort Opens in Sooke, British Columbia

SOOKE, British Columbia, Aug. 2, 2011-- The first BEST WESTERN PREMIER hotel in British Columbia, the second in Canada, opened earlier this month in Sooke, British Columbia, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST HOTEL FAMILY(SM) announced today.

The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Prestige Oceanfront Resort
, situated in the seaside community of Sooke, offers guests 122 rooms and suites, each offering either a garden, harbor or ocean view and outfitted with 42-inch flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi internet access, premium clock radios with a MP3 connection and upscale bedding.

First introduced in North America by Best Western in early 2011, travelers in the United States and Canada now have 13 BEST WESTERN PREMIER hotels to choose from, which offer travelers an upscale travel experience.

"The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Prestige Oceanfront Resort is an upscale addition to our North American portfolio of hotels," said David Kong, president and CEO of Best Western International. "Our member hoteliers continue to offer travelers exceptional value while providing all of the amenities and services our hundreds of thousands of nightly guests have come to expect from Best Western."

The BEST WESTERN PREMIER Prestige Oceanfront Resort offers onsite dining experiences, including The Mix by Rics, with an extensive local and international award-winning wine list; Cafe Sofia; and Yesaki's Wine and Raw bar.

Other on-site amenities include:
  • the Ocean Palms Spa, featuring seaside treatments
  • an ocean view athletic club
  • concierge service
  • room service
  • indoor and outdoor convention,
  • banquet and meeting facilities for up to 350 guests
  • full catering services, and
  • an indoor pool and hot tub.
As is true for all BEST WESTERN PREMIER properties, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Prestige Oceanfront Resort offers features and amenities that exceed CAA's three diamond requirements.

Rates at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Prestige Oceanfront Resort start at $161.96 CAD. Travelers can contact the property directly for special packages at (250) 642-0805 or book via


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.

Troy Rutman
 Best Western International
 (602) 957-5589
Teri Morris
Allison & Partners
(480) 235-4419

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