December Rounds Out Successful Millennium For BW

Expanding an extensive portfolio of hotels and further elevating the brand above the elusive 4,000 mark, 41 new properties were added to Best Western International last month. Of the new additions, 19 hotels in England, Scotland and Wales were added as a result of the merger between Best Western and UK-based Consort Hotels earlier last year.

“Ending 1999 with such an impressive addition of hotels is another benchmark of our recent success,” says Jim Evans, president and chief executive officer for Best Western. “Our goal for the year ahead is to continue to build this brand with quality hotels, such as these.”

As part of the Best Western brand, these hotels will benefit from a variety of services including reservations, national advertising, public relations and brand identity.

Reservations at these hotels may be booked by calling Best Western International’s 24 hour, toll-free reservations number (800) WESTERN. Rooms are also available from Best Western International’s Web site.

Best Western International is a membership association of independently owned and operated hotels. It is the world’s largest lodging brand with more than 4,000 hotels in 84 countries and territories.


A list of the new Best Western properties is listed below.


* BW McGehee; McGehee, Ark.; 27 rooms; formerly independent
* BW Gold Canyon Inn & Suites; Gold Canyon, Ariz.; 68 rooms; newly constructed
* BW Newport Beach Inn; Newport Beach, Calif.; 49 rooms; newly constructed
* BW Cristata Inn; Uncasville, Conn.; 105 rooms; newly constructed
* BW Crossroads; Carrollton, Ga.; 103 rooms; conversion
* BW East Atlanta Hotel; Decatur, Ga.; 112 rooms; newly constructed
* BW Clearlake Plaza; Springfield, Ill.; 43 rooms; newly constructed
* BW Westfield Inn; Westfield, Ind.; 54 rooms; newly constructed
* BW Westminster Catering & Conference Center; Westminster, Md.; 101 rooms; conversion
* BW Bad Axe Hotel & Resort; Bad Axe, Mich.; 38 rooms; newly constructed
* BW Courtyard; Absecon, N.J.; 60 rooms; newly constructed
* BW Ohkay Casino Resort; San Juan Pueblo, N.M.; 100 rooms; newly constructed
* BW JFK Airport; Jamaica, N.Y.; 336 rooms; conversion
* BW Woodburn; Woodburn, Ore.; 81 rooms; conversion
* BW Cedar Inn; Cedar Park, Texas; 40 rooms; newly constructed
* BW Okotoks Lodge; Okotoks, Alberta, Canada; 42 rooms, newly constructed

* BW Hotel Restaurant Cortina; Wevelgem, Belgium; 26 rooms; formerly independent
* BW Hotel Ebeltoft Strand; Ebeltoft, Denmark; 72 rooms; formerly independent
* BW Limpley Stoke Hotel; Bath, England; 66 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Westminster Hotel; Chester, England; 75 rooms; Consort merger
* BW The Devonport; Darlington, England; 16 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Northwick Hotel; Evesham, England; 31 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Rombalds Hotel & Restaurant; Ilkley, England; 15 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Leicester Stage Hotel; Leicester, England; 75 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Vencourt Hotel; London, England; 120 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Queens Hotel; Newton Abbot, England; 21 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Kingfisher Hotel; Stalham, England; 18 rooms; Consort merger
* BW The White House Hotel; Watford, England; 60 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Beech Hill Hotel; Windermere, England; 57 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Park Hall & Conference Center; Wolverhampton, England; 55 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Hotel D’Angleterre; Bourges, France; 30 rooms; conversion
* BW Hotel Les Terrasses D’Eze; Eze-Village, France; 81 rooms; conversion
* BW Hotel Florimont; Faverges/Albertville, France; 27 rooms; conversion
* BW Crieff Hydro Hotel; Crieff, Scotland; 221 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Woodland Hotel; Dundee, Scotland; 38 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Apex European Hotel; Edinburgh, Scotland; 67 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Greens Hotel; Edinburgh, Scotland; 55 rooms; Consort merger
* BW The Argyll; Inveraray, Scotland; 29 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Dundarach Hotel; Pitlochry, Scotland; 37 rooms; Consort merger
* BW Elite Plaza Hotel Goteburg; Goteburg, Sweden; 145 rooms; newly constructed
* BW St. Mellons Hotel; Cardiff, Wales; 41 rooms; Consort merger