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About Best Western

In 2016, Best Western International, Inc. celebrates 70 years of providing quality customer care and dedicated service to Best Western guests across the globe.

Headquarters Address
Best Western International Inc.
6201 N. 24th Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 957-4200

Year Founded: 1946
Board Chairman: Terry Bichsel
President & CEO: David Kong
Hotels Worldwide: More than 4,200 hotels in over 100 countries worldwide

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Best Western International believes that ethical business practices are critical to building the trust 
and loyalty that lead to lasting success.

Press Releases


12/28/2016    BW Announces Ron Pohl’s Promotion to SVP and COO
12/09/2016    John Kelly Elected to BW Board of Directors
12/08/2016    Terry Bichsel To Serve As Best Western Hotels & Resorts Board Chairman
12/07/2016    BW Welcomes Eight New Hotels in Germany
11/28/2016    BW Introduces First Executive Residency in Africa
11/24/2016    Best Western Breaks Ground on Cutting-Edge Hotel in Bangkok
11/27/2016    BW Celebrates the Season with Instant Rewards
11/21/2016    BW and AT&T to Triple DIRECTV Presence
11/14/2016    Best Western Selects BirchStreet as its Procure-to-Order Platform
10/26/2016    BW Wins AAA Award For Eighth Time
10/25/2016    BW Announces Launch of New Global Responsive Website
10/25/2016    BW Named 'Best Mid-Range Hotel Chain' For Second Year
10/18/2016    BW Announces Record Success at Annual Convention
10/12/2016    BW Adds Another Property to Growing BW Premier Collection 
10/07/2016    Best Western Celebrates 70 Years With A "Smilebration"
10/06/2016    Asia to light up with Best Westerns first GLōSM hotel 
09/29/2016    Best Western’s Ron Pohl Receives Impressive Industry Recognition
09/29/2016    BWR Named Best Hotel Chain Loyalty Program 
09/26/2016    BWHR Unveils New ‘White Label’ Franchise
09/22/2016    BW Celebrates Triple GLō Groundbreaking
09/15/2016    BW Launches VR Tours For All North American Hotels
09/15/2016    BW Celebrates 70 Iconic Years With Fall Promotion
09/13/2016    BW Announces New Addition to BW Premier Collection
09/08/2016    BW Announces Premier Property in Antigua & Barbuda
09/01/2016    Best Western Vīb Springfield Breaks Ground
08/30/2016    BW Unveils Spectacular Hotel in Malaysia’s Genting Highlands
08/12/2016    BW Premier Tides Hotel Opens in Orange Beach
08/09/2016    BW Summer in Full Swing with Exciting New Programs
08/02/2016    BW Unveils Beachfront Hotel in Sun-Kissed Okinawa
08/01/2016    Dowling Leadership Receives Impressive Recognition
07/26/2016    Get To The Gold! With Best Western
05/31/2016    Go Undercover With BW and Disney Channel
05/24/2016    Stay Two Separate Times and Earn $50
05/24/2016    BW Surpasses Guest Expectations Yet Again
05/19/2016    Growth of U.S. Travel to Canada Discussed at LTS
05/19/2016    BW Reinvents How Guests View Hotels
05/05/2016    BW Donates to Wildfire Relief Efforts in Alberta
05/05/2016    Ishwar Naran Elected to BW Board of Directors
04/13/2016    BW Honored for Industry Leading Digital Platform
04/11/2016    BW Signs Landmark Agreement in Thailand
03/24/2016    BW Introduces New GLō Vignette At HI Connect
03/23/2016    BW Inspires Travel with National Parks Sweepstakes
03/22/2016    Best Western Continues Impressive Growth
03/18/2016    Best Western Signs Second Vīb Hotel in Bangkok
03/11/2016    Best Western Expand to City of Kuching, Malaysia
03/08/2016    BW Expands Global Footprint
03/01/2016    BW Pioneers Vibrant Niche for Urban Travelers
02/26/2016    Best Western Announces Key Promotions
02/17/2016    BW Wins Record-Breaking Number of Adrian Awards
02/17/2016    BW Announces Where’s Your Wherever Sweepstakes
02/08/2016    Celebrate Spring with Gift Cards from Best Western
02/01/2016    Best Western Signs First Vīb Hotel in Bangkok
01/25/2016    BW's Resurgence Continues with Impressive Results
01/19/2016    BW Solidifies Executive Team for Historic Year 


12/14/2015     Porter to Serve as Best Western Board Chairman
11/23/2015     BW Celebrates the Season with Discounts on Travel
11/11/2015     Dowling Named Top 50 Most Influential CMOs
11/04/2015     BW Hotels & Resorts Chicago Vib Breaks Ground
10/26/2015     BW Continues Rapid Expansion in the Middle East
10/22/2015     Best Western Opens Two New Hotels in Nigeria
10/20/2015     BW Continues Reign as AAA Partner of the Year
10/19/2015     BW Adds Beach Resort to BW Premier Collection
10/16/2015     BW Signs First Vîb Hotel in Southeast Asia
10/14/2015     BW Plus Ranked Number One Business Hotel
10/01/2015     BW Announces Partnership with
09/30/2015     Best Western Has New Suburban Boutique Brand
09/30/2015     BW Reveals Completely New Look
09/29/2015     BW Launches New Mobile Website and Apps
09/08/2015     BW Celebrates Awards With Fall Promotion
08/24/2015     BW Announces 5 New Vib Hotels Under Development
08/11/2015     Upscale Best Western Plus to Open in North Bangkok
08/04/2015     BW Rewards Ranks Top Three By U.S. News
08/03/2015     BW Honored for Creative Loyalty Program Promotion
07/27/2015     New Best Western Rewards® MasterCard® Launched 
07/22/2015     Best Western Reaches New Heights in Solo
07/09/2015     BW Launches “It’s Personal” Executive Blog
06/23/2015     BW and Disney Offer Sunsational Summer Experience
06/17/2015     BW PLUS Deerfield Beach Completes Renovation
05/26/2015     BW Thanks Loyal Customers This Summer
05/21/2015     BW Receives Record Number of TripAdvisor Awards
05/19/2015     Best Western Unveils New Icon in Bogor
05/15/2015     Travel to Haiti Just Got Easier
05/08/2015     Female Travelers Find Common Ground
05/07/2015     Best Western Announces First Hotel in Dubai
05/06/2015     Best Western Makes Debut in Mandalay
05/01/2015     BW Rewards Gets Top Honors From Loyalty360
04/24/2015     BW Signs First Vīb Project in North America
04/23/2015     BW Launches New Rewards Program For AARP Members
04/16/2015     BW’s Middle East Development Pipeline Growing
04/08/2015     Best Western Rewards Ranks Top 3 by J.D. Power
04/06/2015     BW Jump Starts Summer Travel with a $50 Gift Card
04/03/2015     BWI Wins Best of Web for Fourth Consecutive Year
03/20/2015     Best Western Announces Partnership with
03/19/2015     Aeroflot Announces Partnership With BWI
03/18/2015     BW Introduces Two New Hotel Brands to Asia
03/09/2015     Canadian Business Market Remains Steady
03/03/2015     BW Introduces Vīb BW Premier Collection
02/02/2015     Choose Your Spring Travel Rewards with BW