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News from 2016

2016 Press Releases

1 December 2016 Best Western Adds New Properties In Perth, Christchurch And Brisbane >

Best Western Hotels and Resorts® has welcomed three new hotels, bringing the number of properties in its Australasian network to 150. The fresh additions feature the global group’s first upmarket ‘Plus’ branded property in New Zealand and expanded coverage in the key Australian cities of Brisbane and Perth.

23 November 2016 Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel Celebrates 1st Birthday >

As the Sunshine Coast University Hospital gets ready to open their wards, Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel celebrated their 1st birthday with a stylish cocktail-style event on Tuesday 22 November, 2016, attended by over 100 guests, clients, suppliers and loyal supporters of the hotel.

9 November 2016 Best Western Signs First Plus Property in New Zealand >

In a coup for Best Western Hotels and Resorts®, one of Christchurch’s top properties, Fino Hotel and Suites, has joined its global network, becoming the first Best Western Plus property in New Zealand.

27 October 2016 Top Perth Property Joins Best Western >

One of Perth’s leading apartment hotels has become the latest high-quality property to join the 150-strong Best Western Australasia hotel and resort network. The Best Western Northbridge Apartments is in the heart of Perth’s inner-city cultural precinct and just a 10-minute walk from the CBD.

4 October 2016 Best Western welcomes Brisbane’s BW Plus Hotel Diana >

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has added its latest hotel, the newly refurbished Best Western Plus Hotel Diana in the convenient Brisbane suburb of Woollongabba.

26 September 2016 Famous Brand Undergoes Major Overhaul >

Best Western Hotels & Resorts®, one of the world’s best-known accommodation brands, has launched a new campaign – ‘It’s Not Just a Hotel’ – to celebrate its reinvention and recent rebranding, a journey that’s taken the best part of ten years.

29 August 2016 Best Western Announces Award Winning Properties for 2016 >

Properties representing all corners of Australia have been recognised in Best Western Australasia’s annual Awards for Excellence at the company’s recent convention held on the Gold Coast.

6 June 2016 TripAdvisor recognises record number of Best Western Australasia hotels in most recent awards >

51% of Best Western properties in Australasia received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, up from 46% in 2015. In the company’s best performance since the awards began six years ago, this result demonstrates the brand’s commitment to ensuring an exceptional guest stay each and every time.

25 May 2016 Best Western launches its annual Free Breakfast campaign >

For travellers who believe it’s the most important meal of the day, Best Western is improving its guests’ mornings, one breakfast at a time. For a limited time, guests can book a free breakfast with their stay.

14 March 2016 Best Western welcomes two new properties in NSW >

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has added two properties to its NSW portfolio: Best Western Quirindi RSL Motel, Quirindi and Best Western Bluegum Motel, Dubbo.

9 February 2016 Best Western welcomes Sydney’s new-look Haven Glebe hotel >

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has added its latest hotel, the Best Western Haven Glebe on Glebe Point Road in Sydney’s inner west. The 4-star boutique hotel has completed a AUD$2.5 million refurbishment to its 56 guest rooms and retail frontage.

23 January 2016 Port Douglas, Albury, Mildura, Melbourne and Auckland Hotels recognised in 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards >

Guest satisfaction continues to reach new highs for Best Western Hotels & Resorts, with TripAdvisor revealing four Best Western properties in regional Australia and one in Auckland, New Zealand have been recognised in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

19 January 2016 Best Western Rewards® goes global with program upgrade, removes points expiry >

Best Western Rewards, the award-winning loyalty program for Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BW), has introduced two new membership tiers and removed points expiry, becoming the only major hotel chain to offer points with a lifetime spend.



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