Best Western Makes New Inroads In Poland

Best Western International will soon show a four-fold increase in its presence in Poland.

Making a dent into the central European market, the world’s largest hotel chain has added three new properties as part of a growing global expansion program. Two of the brand new four-star hotels will open in the Polish capital, Warsaw. The third will be located in the economic hub of Poznan, where the first Polish state was created nearly 1,000 years ago. The 79-room Best Western Prima Hotel Wroclaw was previously the only Best Western property in Poland.

“Being better represented in Poland will aide our efforts to continue expansion throughout central Europe,” said Suzi MacDonald, vice president of International Operations for Best Western. “We are confident that the four hotels in Poland will be an impressive addition to Best Western’s portfolio of quality hotels.”

The new additions will bring total Best Western hotel rooms in Poland to 472 from an existing 79 rooms. A 135-room hotel is slated to open in Warsaw next month while another 200-room Best Western will open in the Polish capital in September 2002. The Poznan-based hotel will have 58 rooms.