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BWI Elects New Board Officers

11/24/2009

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.

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.


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.

BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL ELECTS NEW BOARD OFFICERS

Two New Directors Also Join Seven-Member Board

PHOENIX (Nov. 24, 2009) – Best Western International’s Board of Directors named Beth Campbell its chairwoman, effective for a one-year term starting today. Campbell is a hotelier and business leader from Penticton, British Columbia, and owns and operates the Best Western Inn at Penticton, a Three-Diamond resort property.

The seven-member Board of Directors elected P.G. West as its vice chairman. West has been affiliated with the Best Western brand for nearly 30 years and has served as a Board director since 2007. He and his wife Linda own and operate the award-winning Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites in Cortez, Colo.

The Board elected Julie Montmaneix as secretary/treasurer. Montmaneix, owner and operator of the Best Western Kings Hotel in Corona, Calif., joined the Board earlier this month to represent hotel owners in California, Nevada and Hawaii. She is a second-generation hotel owner and has been affiliated with Best Western for more than 30 years.

Also elected to the Board earlier this month was Devang (Dave)Amin, owner of the Best Western Horizon Inn in Edinburgh, Ind., the Best Western Gateway Inn & Suites in Evansville, Ind., and the Best Western Torchlite Motor Inn in Wheatlands, Wyo., Amin was elected to represent hotel owners in the Midwestern United States and Ontario.

Amin and Montmaneix were elected to three-year terms.

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. 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 RacingTM and Harley-Davidson® help guests make the most of every trip. For the fastest way to a free night, join Best Western Rewards®, the only hotel frequency program that's truly global. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.bestwestern.com

*Numbers are approximate and can fluctuate.