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The 243-room BEST WESTERN PREMIER F1 Hotel Opens
at The Fort – a New Lifestyle Destination in Manila

Bangkok, March 23, 2012
-- BEST WESTERN PREMIER F1 Hotel held its grand launch event recently, thus stamping its mark as the first luxury hotel at The Fort – a new lifestyle destination in Manila.

Having soft-launched in September 2011, BEST WESTERN PREMIER F1 Hotel’s grand launch proved to be more exciting and spectacular. Guests were ushered into the hotel’s Infinity Ballroom and were warmly received by the legendary beauty and wellness guru, Ms. Cory Quirino. Corporate partners, travel agents and friends from the media were pampered and enjoyed the exquisite culinary creations of Executive Chef Bien Chavez.

Atty. Thelma Mundin, the hotel’s Corporate Human Resources Manager greeted guests at the start of the event, followed by a welcome speech from the hotel’s General Manager, Mr. Hugh Campbell.

“BEST WESTERN PREMIER F1 Hotel stands as the Fort’s first hotel and we are thrilled and honored to play such a pioneering role. The Fort is now classified as a lifestyle city. Here you can find high street malls, exclusive private schools, the headquarters of multinational companies, Manila’s best restaurants, a world-class medical center and now its first ever five-star hotel,” said a proud Mr. Campbell.

“We know the market here in The Fort, that’s why we equipped our hotel with stylish and spacious rooms and exemplary amenities such as an outdoor lounge with three swimming pools. We are following the high standards set by Best Western International, the world’s largest international hotel chain, so we are very confident in the product we are offering to our guests”, he added. The traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the hotel’s entrance where PeopleAsia Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Joanne Rae Ramirez and Ms. World Philippines First Princess, Nicolette Henson were the guests of honor.

BEST WESTERN PREMIER F1 Hotel has 243 chic rooms including 99 suites and three loft suites to give its guests an unforgettable experience. Guests can choose from Deluxe Rooms, City Suites and Fort Suites. All rooms are well appointed and include either king-size or double beds. Each room has individually-controlled air conditioning systems, 32” flat screen LCD TV, iPod docking station, personal electronic safe, high-speed wireless internet and rain shower. The hotel also features a grand ballroom – the 300-seat Infinity Ballroom – and six function rooms of varying sizes, perfect for that intimate gathering, training seminar or product launch.

F Restaurant, the hotel’s all-day dining signature restaurant, has its expert chefs prepare exquisite dishes from around the world in the show kitchen, giving guests a unique dining experience. Situated at the 5th Floor, this restaurant also offers a breathtaking panorama of the Fort and Makati skylines, ideal for that romantic dinner or family get-together. The hotel also has an outdoor lounge with three swimming pools, consisting of an infinity lap pool, lounge pool and children’s pool. The hotel also has a fully-equipped and modern fitness center and a day spa for those guests wanting to pamper themselves.

The quality of hotel’s facilities is only matched by its service, which is warm, genuine and exhibits the famed Filipino hospitality. At BEST WESTERN PREMIER F1 Hotel, the guest is treated like part of the family and staying at the hotel is like coming back to your second home.

Best Western International is THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®, providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,100* independently owned and operated member hotels in 100* countries and territories worldwide. An industry pioneer since 1946, Best Western has grown into an iconic brand that hosts 400,000* guests worldwide 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 largest family, with our hotels and staff sponsoring children in need around the globe. Best Western’s partnerships with AAA®/CAA®, Michael Waltrip RacingTM and Harley-Davidson® help guests make the most of every trip. For the fastest way to a free night, join Best Western Rewards®, the only hotel frequency program that's truly global. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit

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Best Western International, Inc.
6201 N. 24th Parkway
USA - Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-957-4200
Fax: 602-957-5916

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