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Best Western International Opens Ten New North America
Properties in December 2012

January 2013 - Best Western International is pleased to present their latest openings.

Property name              BEST WESTERN PLUS Mishawaka Inn
Property location           Mishawaka, IN
# of rooms                    61
                                    Conversion (from Hampton Inn)                                
Owner name(s)             Doug Dobmeier
Property name              BEST WESTERN Geneseo Inn
Property location           Geneseo, IL
# of rooms                    55
                                    Conversion (from independent)                                
Owner name(s)             Harshad Patel
Property name              BEST WESTERN PLUS The Inn & Suites Winnipeg West
Property location           Headingley, MB CANADA
# of rooms                    110
                                    New Build
Owner name(s)             Bob Fitcher
Property name              BEST WESTERN PLUS Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel
Property location           Virginia Beach, VA
# of rooms                    147
                                    Conversion (from independent)                                
Owner name(s)             Varshid Vachhani
Property name              BEST WESTERN PLUS Georgetown Inn & Suites (44689)
Property location          Georgetown, TX
# of rooms                   76
                                    Conversion (from Country Inn & Suites)                                
Owner name(s)             Anna Wojdya
Property name              BEST WESTERN PLUS Coldwater Hotel
Property location           Coldwater, MI
# of rooms                    79
                                    Conversion (from Holiday Inn Express)                                
Owner name(s)             Balbir Singh
Property name              BEST WESTERN PLUS Williston Hotel & Suites
Property location           Williston, ND
# of rooms                    105
                                    New Build                                
Owner name(s)             Yadewinder Dhillon
Property name              BEST WESTERN PLUS Austin City Hotel
Property location           Austin, TX
Opening day                 December 3, 2012
# of rooms                    155
                                    New Build                                
Owner name(s)             Mr. Santosh Khanjee
Property name              BEST WESTERN PLUS The Inn at Sharon/Foxboro
Property location           Mansfield, MA
# of rooms                    90
Owner name(s)             Mr. Kevin Corriveau  - Nantucket Companies
Property name              BEST WESTERN PLUS Green Mill Village Hotel & Suites
Property location           Arcola, IL
# of rooms                    68
                                    New Build
Owner name(s)             Mr. Gary Harvey - AF Holding Company

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 or

* The figures are indicative and may vary.

Sioux Jeffrey
Media Relations
Best Western International
6201 N. 24th Parkway | Phoenix | AZ | 85016
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The Best Western Plus Antioch Hotel & Suites of Lake County, Illinois Completes Re-Branding and Renovation / May 2012

Tim Cepek Named General Manager for the 68-room Antioch Hotel & Suites in Antioch, Illinois Currently Undergoing Renovation and Rebranding to BEST WESTERN PLUS Antioch Hotel & Suites / December 2011

Under New Ownership and Management, the 68-room Antioch Hotel & Suites in Antioch, Illinois Launches a Renovation and Rebranding to BEST WESTERN PLUS Antioch Hotel & Suites; Owned by New Midwest Hotels Antioch and Managed by Associated Hotels / October 2011

Best Western Introduces BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotels Worldwide / September 2011

Great Britain's Best Western Changes Structure, Launches Three Hotel Tiers Throughout the U.K. as Part of Brand Enhancement Strategy / September 2011

The 970-room BEST WESTERN Vega Hotel & Convention Centre Opens in Moscow; Becomes the Largest Best Western Hotel in the World and the First in Russia / August 2011

The 82-room BEST WESTERN PREMIER KC Speedway Inn & Suites Opens in Kansas City, Kansas / August 2011

The 122-room BEST WESTERN PREMIER Prestige Oceanfront Resort Opens in Sooke, British Columbia / August 2011

Best Western International Opens the 258-room BEST WESTERN Hotel Causeway Bay in Hong Kong / July 2011

BEST WESTERN PLUS Flowers Hotel Opens in Moldova's Capital City, Chisinau / June 2011

Best Western Coconut Waikiki in Hawaii, Managed by Aqua Hotels, has been Upgraded to a “BEST WESTERN PLUS” Hotel / May 2011

Best Western Shelter Cove Lodge and Shore Cliff Lodge in Pismo Beach, California Recognized as “Best Western Plus” Properties / March 2011

Best Western International Opens the 174-room BEST WESTERN PREMIER The Central Hotel & Conference Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania / March 2011

Best Western Opens the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Miami International Airport Hotel and Suites, Florida's First / January 2011

Best Western Opens the 200-room Best Western Premier Guro Hotel in Seoul, South Korea / December 2010

Best Western Opens the 62-room Best Western Coral Beach Hotel in Tanzania, the Fourth to Open in Africa This Year / December, 2010

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