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BW Expands Portfolio with Its First Hotel in Egypt

9/30/2009

Best Western Expands Portfolio with Its First Hotel in Egypt

Marsa Alam resort to be followed by Zafarana hotel in 2010

PHOENIX (Sept. 30, 2009) – Best Western International has expanded its North African portfolio with its first hotel in Egypt, The Best Western Solitaire resort in Marsa Alam, one of the country’s fastest growing leisure destinations.

“As the only Best Western property in Egypt, the Solitaire Resort is uniquely positioned to accommodate the growing leisure market trend in Marsa Alam,” said Suzi Yoder, Vice President of International Operations at Best Western International. “We are delighted to have such a stellar property in this gorgeous location, and look forward to opening our next Egyptian hotel in early 2010, in Zafarana.“

The Best Western Solitaire Resort is located on the Red Sea, 24 miles from Marsa Alam International Airport. The 151-room hotel features unique architecture and an exclusive private beach with convenient access to some of the world’s most exotic coral reefs, perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. Each luxurious room features a refrigerator, high speed internet access and balcony with views of the Red Sea.

Guests will also enjoy the convenience of 24-hour room service and two on-site restaurants featuring cuisine from around the world, multiple cocktail lounges and live entertainment at the hotel’s amphitheatre, as well as nightly music in the hotel’s disco bar. Key attractions include three outdoor pools, steam room, hot tub and an exercise facility. Recreational activities are available including tennis, basketball, cycling, fishing, camel riding and scuba diving excursions from the hotel’s private marina.

ABOUT BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL
Best Western International is THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®, providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,000* independently owned and operated member hotels in 80* countries and territories worldwide. An industry pioneer since 1946, Best Western has grown into an iconic brand that hosts 400,000* worldwide guests each night. Best Western's diverse property portfolio, its greatest strength, stems from a business model designed to give owners maximum flexibility to address market-specific needs. Equally committed to the business and leisure traveler, Best Western recently embarked on a mission to lead the hotel industry in customer care. World Vision is the charity of choice for Best Western in building the world's largest family, as our hotels and staff sponsor children in need around the globe. Since 2004, Best Western has served as the Official Hotel of NASCAR®. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.bestwestern.com.


*Numbers are approximate and can fluctuate.