Australia Wraps Up Successful Development

8th Jan 2003

SYDNEY - Best Western Australia added a further six properties to the Best Western chain in Australia in December 2002. This brings the total number of new properties added to the chain in 2002 to 23.

Best Western Australia now offers 255 hotels, motels resorts and apartments across Australia and is an affiliate of Best Western International, THE WORLD`S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN® with more than 4,000 properties in over 80 countries.
“The following group of new Best Western properties compliment our existing membership base and are very strategically located in terms of our current client and guest needs,” says Rodger L. Powell, chief executive officer for Best Western Australia. “The company’s development team is focusing on a list of strategic locations. This ‘hit list’ was devised with the input and feedback from Best Western Australia’s corporate clients.”

Independent research commissioned by Best Western Australia showed location was the number one reason for choosing a chain with business travellers and the second most important factor for leisure travellers. With an ever-increasing reach across Australia, Best Western is in a very strong competitive position.
The three-and-a-half star Best Western East Melbourne Apartments, East Melbourne, Victoria offers 39 studio apartments, with daily servicing, fully equipped kitchenettes, guest laundry and valley service, business services, free parking and 24 hour check-in.
Best Western Oceanside Village, Denham, Western Australia, offers 22 brand new four-star deluxe freestanding self-contained one and two bedroom beachfront villas in an extremely quiet location just an easy two minute walk to town and supermarket. There are good on-site barbeque facilities and each villa is provided with outdoor dining facilities.
The four-star Best Western Reef Resort Mackay, Mackay, Queensland offers 35 rooms, restaurant, 24-hour reception and a swimming pool. All rooms at the property have been redesigned and refurbished in a contemporary style to suit the needs of the traveling public.
Best Western Silver Haven Motor Inn, Broken Hill, New South Wales is a comfortable and friendly three-and-a-half star rated motel located in the main street of Broken Hill and offers 31 rooms, solar heated swimming pool, BBQ, guest laundry, plus the Haven Restaurant, a well established a-la-carte, fully licensed restaurant.

Best Western Terralong Terrace, Kiama, New South Wales provides 16 modern, four-star, one-three bedroom fully self-contained apartments with huge balconies, dishwasher, microwave, laundry and most apartments have double corner spas. The property boasts two solar heated swimming pools (one for children), BBQ and the ward winning Zumo’s restaurant.

The three-and-a-half star, 26 room Best Western Coachman’s Rest Motor Inn in Eden New South Wales is set on two acres in a beautiful setting with lots of bird life and native flora, features CafĂ© Lamplighter - an 80-seat restaurant featuring the culinary delights of a young chef, a cocktail bar and swimming pool.


New properties added to the chain in 2002 also include Best Western Marlborough Motor Inn in Cooma NSW, Best Western Camden Valley Golf Resort in NSW, Best Western Jake International in Fairfield Victoria, Best Western High Country Motor Inn in Bright Victoria, Best Western Kangaroo Island Seaview Motel in SA, Best Western Gregory Terrace Motor Inn in Brisbane QLD, Best Western Agnes Water Beach Club in QLD, Best Western Club Laverton in Melbourne Victoria, Best Western Wesley Lodge in Westmead NSW, Best Western Billanook Country Inn Motel in Lilydale Victoria, Best Western Wheelers Hill International in Melbourne Victoria, Best Western Easy Stay St. Kilda in Melbourne Victoria and the Best Western Gardenia Motor Inn in Bass Hill NSW.

The members of Best Western enjoy the benefits of being part of a leading worldwide brand, yet are still able to keep their independence and their property’s personality.

As part of the Best Western brand, all the above hotels feature BestRequests?, frequently requested guest amenities and services including: available continental or hot breakfast, data port connections in all guest rooms, iron and ironing boards, hair dryers, coffee/tea makers in all rooms, 20 percent designated non-smoking rooms, complimentary toiletries available upon request, bottled or canned water available on-site, photo copy facilities available on-site during reception hours along with over 200 quality and standard checks.

And 2003 should see a further increase in growth as Best Western Australia has just appointed an additional Business Development Manager to be based in Victoria.
For further information or reservations simply call 131 779 or visit the Best Western Australia website at



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