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News from 2014

2014 Press Releases

4 December 2014 Best Western rolls out international Design Excellence Program >

Starting 1 January 2015, Best Western will introduce a Design Excellence Program offering exclusive design services to hotels as part of their Best Western membership.


3 December 2014 Celebrate summer with 20% off at Best Western >

Best Western has launched a 20% off deal to give travellers more ways to save on their accommodation at over 170 hotels in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.


5 November 2014 Best Western to Debut in Breathtaking Bhutan>

Best Western International is expanding its iconic brand further across Asia, with the launch of its first ever hotel in the stunning Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.


16 October 2014 Glebe’s Haven Inn Joins Best Western >

Best Western Australasia has signed The Haven Inn hotel in Sydney’s Inner West suburb of Glebe. Located on 196 Glebe Point Road, the 59-room hotel sits 3km south-west of the Sydney CBD.


1 October 2014 Best Western Invites Guests to Help Raise $30,000 for World Vision Australia >

While French-influenced Lao cuisine and moderately priced hotels lure travellers to Vientiane, Laos’s capital city, it’s the story behind a disadvantaged community living 400km south-east of Vientiane that left a lasting impression on Best Western hotel owner, Paul Hodda recently.


4 September 2014 Best Western Awards Top Hotels at Annual Convention >

The Best Western Australasia Convention, held recently at Best Western Hobart in Tasmania, created a rousing reception with the announcement of Best Western’s 2014 Awards for Excellence winners.


5 August 2014 Best Western Invites Travellers to “Discover Your Hotel Type” and Win 1 of 3 Holidays >

Like people, Best Western’s three hotel types – Best Western, Best Western Plus and Best Western Premier – have distinct personalities, and Best Western Australasia is giving travellers the chance to discover which hotel type best suits theirs by giving away three holidays each valued at $5,000.


31 July 2014 Best Western Reports Record Sales and Loyalty Program Growth >

Best Western Australasia has reported a stellar year in sales and accelerated growth of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program, following the release of its annual report to almost 180 hotel members this week.


22 July 2014 Best Western Australasia Launches for Hotel Owners >

Best Western Australasia has announced the launch of the new website, for hotel owners. The newly designed website features a contemporary, distinctly visual layout and informs regional and international hoteliers, owners and developers on the benefits of Best Western branding in Australasia.


10 July 2014 Best Western and Harley-Davidson launch Rider-Friendly hotels in Australia and New Zealand >

Harley-Davidson enthusiasts can hit the road with a new destination in mind, with Best Western and Harley-Davidson Motor Company announcing a new range of Rider-Friendly® accommodation benefits for riders staying at over 75 participating Best Western hotels in Australia and New Zealand.


1 July 2014 Best Western Links WA’s Regional Coral Coast Adding 4-Star Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort >

Best Western has welcomed the 4-star Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort in Western Australia to the group, providing a much needed accommodation option for tourists travelling between Geraldton, Carnarvon and other regional towns along WA’s Coral Coast.


9 May 2014 Third Best Western Hotel Opens in Warrnambool, Victoria >

Best Western, The World’s Biggest Hotel Family, has added Best Western Colonial Village Motel in Warrnambool, Victoria to the group. The addition takes Best Western’s Warrnambool portfolio to three hotels and a total of 160 operating in Australia.


17 April 2014 International hotelier brings Oscar’s on the Yarra to Best Western >

Best Western, the World’s Biggest Hotel Family has welcomed the distinguished Oscar’s on the Yarra to the group, introducing the rebranded Victorian hotel as Best Western Yarra Valley. Set on 20 acres on the Yarra River, the 4-star hotel is located in Warburton’s leading wine region, 65 kilometres east of Melbourne.


8 April 2014 Best Western adds second hotel in Caboolture >

Caboolture Gateway Motel has joined Best Western, the World’s Biggest Hotel Family to become the group’s second 4-star property in Caboolture, Queensland.


3 April 2014 Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth WA joins Best Western >

The award winning Sea Breeze Resort in Exmouth, Western Australia has joined the Best Western group today, giving the Australasian affiliate of the World’s Biggest Hotel Family a new accommodation option for holidaymakers and corporate guests visiting Ningaloo.


26 March 2014 Hotel fast-tracks upgrades for Tasmania tourism boom >

Hobart’s shortage of upgraded accommodation and events venues has prompted one central Hobart hotel to fast-track its first round of refurbishments. Business owners, event organisers, families and newly engaged couples are invited to a public open day at Best Western Hobart to tour its upgraded conference spaces and new restaurant.


17 February 2014 Check-in and be rewarded: Best Western looks to recognise elite loyalty members >

Elite Best Western Rewards cardholders can now choose either a free bottle of water or 250 bonus rewards points on check-in at any Best Western, Best Western Plus or Best Western Premier hotel in Australia, New Zealand or Fiji.


10 February 2014 Mobile is the traveller’s choice for holiday planning >

Australians are making their travel plans on-the-go, according to Best Western Australasia’s latest surge in mobile traveller trends.


14 January 2014 Best Western adds Serviced Apartment Complex In Townsville >

After a successful year adding quality hotels to the group, Best Western continues its momentum in 2014 announcing the four and a half (4.5) star Best Western Islington Apartments in Townsville, North Queensland as the latest addition to its Australasian affiliate of the World’s Biggest Hotel Family.
14 January 2014 Townsville Apartments Prepare For Summer Tourists >

With North Queensland’s Magnetic Island and coral reef already drawing crowds this summer, Best Western has added the self-rated four and a half (4.5) star Best Western Islington Apartments in Townsville to its growing hotel family, giving travellers a central accommodation option in the tropical city.