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Best Western Adds 4 New Hotels in Japan


Best Western Adds 4 New Hotels in Japan, with More to Follow

Bangkok (April 29, 2010) - Best Western International - The World’s Largest Hotel Chain® - has added four new hotels to its growing presence in Japan – the 242-room Best Western Hotel Fino Sapporo (Sapporo), 145- room Best Western Hotel Fino Oita (Oita), 72- room Best Western Naha Inn (Okinawa) and 168-room Best Western Fukuoka Nakasu Inn (Fukuoka).

The four new hotels join Best Western’s existing portfolio of 7 hotels in Japan, located in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagasaki, Hirosaki, Sendai, Takayama and Wakayama, further establishing the brand’s position as one of the country’s fastest expanding hotel chains. Another two properties are also set to soon join Best Western in Osaka and Sapporo in July and November 2010.

“Japan boasts a diverse array of tourism destinations and enchanting culture, backed up by strong government support for the tourism industry and impressive infrastructure, transportation and communication systems,” said Best Western International’s Vice President Operations for Asia and the Middle East, Mr. Glenn de Souza.

“We are thrilled with the new additions to the Best Western family in Japan, which significantly reinforces our presence in what is a key destination for our brand. Adding up to 11 hotels in Japan in strategic cities, it will position Best Western as the second largest international brand in the country,” Mr. de Souza added.

Best Western Hotel Fino Sapporo is centrally located in Sapporo, a major gateway city to the state of Hokkaido, famous for its natural beauty and ski resorts. Shopping, seafood dining and breathtaking golf courses are also enjoyed.

Best Western Hotel Fino Oita enjoys a convenient location between state government offices and a shopping/dining district in Oita city. Situated along the Seto Ocean, the seafood is abundant and the hotel is also close to the Beppu Hot Springs area, the world’s second largest output of hot spring water.

Best Western Naha Inn is in Naha, the capital city and business, shopping and entertainment centre of Japan’s renowned beach resort on Okinawa. Naha’s main street Kokusai Dori and the monorail are a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Best Western Fukuoka Nakasu Inn is centrally located in Fukuoka, Kyushu island’s largest city known for its blend of beautiful green spaces and big city feel. There’s wild nightlife, plentiful shopping, traditional shrines and historical sights to visit and a unique cuisine to enjoy.

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* guests worldwide 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. Best Western’s 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

*Numbers are approximate and can fluctuate.

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