BW Announces Second Quarter Development Results

6th Aug 2002

PHOENIX—Best Western, The World’s Largest Hotel Chain?, added 41 hotels in North America and 33 new international hotels in the second fiscal quarter ended May 30.
In North America, Best Western opened 37 hotels in the United States and four hotels in Canada. Second quarter US hotel additions include: Best Western Palm Desert Resort (152 rooms), Palm Desert, Calif.; Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn (122 rooms), Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Best Western University Plaza (159 rooms), Evanston, Ill; Best Western Westshore Hotel (237 rooms), Tampa, Fla.
In Canada, the hotel chain opened the Best Western King George Inn (72 rooms), Surrey, and Best Western Tower Inn (63 rooms), Quesnel, both in British Columbia. In Ontario, the Best Western Executive Inn (95 rooms), Scarborough and Best Western Great Northern (211 rooms), Sault Ste. Marie were added.

Internationally, Best Western has added 31 hotels in 13 countries. France topped the list with nine Best Western hotels, followed by Australia with six hotels. Key additions to the system include the Best Western Majestic City Center (50 rooms), Santiago, Chile and the Best Western Munchen Airport (200 rooms) in Munich, Germany.
“Even in a slow economy, Best Western is well-positioned for continued growth as a strong competitor in the mid-scale segment,” said Anupam Narayan, Best Western senior vice president Global Strategy and CFO. “Our membership development team has done an outstanding job attracting both new-build and conversion projects which is indicative of our brand’s strength,” Narayan added.
Best Western is The World’s Largest Hotel Chain? with more than 4,000 independently owned and operated hotels in over 80 countries and territories. It is a membership association of independently owned and operated hotels that provides marketing, reservations and operational support to its members.



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