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BWI Elects New Board Officers

11/25/2008

BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL ELECTS NEW BOARD OFFICERS

Appoints Second Chairwoman in Brand’s History

PHOENIX (Nov. 25, 2008) – Best Western International’s Board of Directors named Bonnie McPeake its chairwoman, effective for a one-year term starting today. McPeake is the second woman in the brand’s history to serve in the role. She replaces David Francis, who remains on the Board after serving as chairman since early 2008.

McPeake has been affiliated with the Best Western brand for nearly 25 years and has served as a Board member since 2005. She and her husband, Sam, own and operate the Best Western Pinehurst Inn in Southern Pines, N.C.

The seven-member Board of Directors elected P.G. West as its vice chairman. Since 1980, he and his wife, Linda, have owned and operated the award-winning Best Western Turquoise Inn and Suites in Cortez, Colo.

Rounding out the new Board leadership is Beth Campbell, secretary/treasurer. Campbell, a hotelier and business leader from Penticton, British Columbia, was elected to a three-year term starting this month. She owns and operates the Best Western Inn at Penticton, a three-diamond resort property in Penticton, B.C.

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 five-year mission to lead the hotel industry in customer care. 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.

BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL ELECTS NEW BOARD OFFICERS

New Director Also Joins Seven-Member Board

PHOENIX (DECEMBER 14, 2010) – P.G. West, owner of the BEST WESTERN Turquoise Inn & Suites in Cortez, Colo., has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the Best Western International Board of Directors. West has been affiliated with the brand for nearly 30 years, and has served as a Board director since 2007.

“With the official launch of Best Western’s Descriptor Program in February, 2011 will be a pivotal year for our brand. We are fortunate to have an experienced leader like P.G. West in place to lead us through it,” said David Kong, Best Western International president and CEO.

The seven-member Board of Directors elected Julie Montmaneix as its vice chairwoman. Montmaneix, owner and operator of the BEST WESTERN Kings Inn in Corona, Calif., is a second-generation Best Western hotel owner and has been affiliated with the brand for more than 30 years.

Devang Amin, owner of the BEST WESTERN Horizon Inn in Edinburgh, Ind., the BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Inn & Suites in Evansville, Ind., and the BEST WESTERN Torchlite Motor Inn in Wheatlands, Wyo., was elected secretary-treasurer.

Best Western hotel owners in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas recently elected Jay Patel to a three-year term as Board Director representing their region. Patel has been affiliated with Best Western for more than 25 years and owns four Best Western hotels in Louisiana, along with six additional hotels in suburban New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

ABOUT BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Best Western International, Inc. is THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®, providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,000* BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS® and BEST WESTERN PREMIER® hotels in 80* countries and territories worldwide. Each Best Western-branded hotel is independently owned and operated. An industry pioneer since 1946, Best Western has grown into an iconic brand that hosts 400,000* worldwide guests each night. 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, with our hotels and staff sponsoring children in need around the globe. Our partnerships with AAA/CAA, Michael Waltrip Racing™ and Harley-Davidson® help guests make the most of every trip. For the fastest way to a free night globally, join Best Western Rewards®. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.bestwestern.com.

*Numbers are approximate and can fluctuate.