For more information about the Best Western Business Advantage Program:
Best Western Business Advantage® is designed for small to medium-sized businesses, offering superior value, recognition and rewards with each Best Western hotel stay.
Value: A Preferred rate plan
Recognition: Automatic elite-level status
Rewards: Bonus points and perks earned for every stay
Frequently Asked Questions
Who may participate in the Best Western Business Advantage Program?
Currently, the Best Western Business Advantage Program is only available to companies in the U.S. and Canada.
Can all the Best Western Rewards® (BWR®) points go to one main account so that the company gets the points and not the company travelers since our company is paying for their rooms?
No. The program is set up to award the company a 10% bonus of all the points earned from the company traveler’s stays, while the individual travelers earns the points for the stays.
Why do the travelers each need to have their own Best Western Rewards account?
This is necessary to link the travelers to the company account so that the 10% bonus of the points earned by the company travelers’ stays can be automatically issued to the company. It is also necessary so that each traveler in the company receives the elite recognition and rewards for the business they provide to Best Western.
How do I enroll/add new employees to my Business Advantage account?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the employees first name, last name, email address and BW Rewards number if applicable.
Why is it necessary to provide an email address for each company traveler?
This is important so that we can provide each traveler with the Corporate ID and information necessary to receive the 10% discount as well as the Best Western Rewards account number so that each traveler and the company can receive the points for their stays at Best Western. It also allows us to keep each traveler and company updated on their point balance, program updates and special offers.
Why can’t we get one rate for all Best Western hotels?
Our hotels offer competitive rates for their geographic region and vary based on the season.
Will Best Western Rewards cards be sent to the travelers so they can remember their account number?
Yes, if the traveler is new to the Best Western Rewards program as a result of the company enrolling in Best Western Business Advantage, then they will receive a membership card to the address on the account within 2 to 4 weeks of enrollment. A confirmation and welcome email will be sent within 3 to 5 business days after enrollment with the Best Western Rewards account number.
Is there a fee for enrolling in the program?
No there are no fees associated to this program.
I have reservations made under the (AAA or Government or etc.) rate; will I still get points under the Business Advantage Program?
As long as the Best Western Rewards account number associated to the company or the individual traveler is on the reservation, then the points will be issued even if the reservation wasn’t booked using the Business Advantage rate.
Questions? Send an email to email@example.com
What is the difference between a Corporate Account ID and a Best Western Rewards number and why do we need both?
The Corporate Account ID is necessary to ensure you receive the 10% discount when making a reservation on bestwestern.com or when calling our Central Reservations Office. The Best Western Rewards number is necessary for both the individual traveler and the company to receive points for stays at Best Western hotels.
When our employees book with Best Western, would our company also accumulate points from their stays as long as they use our Corporate ID -- even if they are not enrolled in the program?
The Corporate ID only ensures that the traveler receives the 10% discount. All travelers in the company need to be enrolled in Best Western Rewards to receive points for Best Western stays. The Business Advantage program is set up to award the company a 10% bonus of all the points earned from the company traveler’s stays, while the individual travelers earn the points for the stays.
How many points are accumulated per night?
For the individual traveler, they will earn 10 Best Western Rewards points for every U.S. dollar spent on their room rate. The company will earn a 10% bonus from the points that the travelers earn. For example, if a traveler stays 2 nights at a rate of $85 per night (USD), then they will earn 1,700 points for that stay ($85 x 2 nights x 10 points = 1,700 points). Then 10% of those points (170) will go into the main company account.
How many points do you need to redeem for a free night?
Point redemption levels vary by property and starts at 8,000 points. Please visit www.bestwesternrewards.com for more information on the different free night award levels, as well as the other many ways you can use your points.
If I sign my company up for Best Western Business Advantage, will I be able to get direct billing so my travelers won’t have to use their own credit cards?
Direct billing is arranged with each individual property, we do not offer centralized billing. Please contact the hotels that you frequent to discuss direct billing.
I travel to Europe; can I get the same discount there?
The Business Advantage program is for Best Western hotels located in North America.
What if some of my company travelers don’t have an email address? Can they still be enrolled in the program? Yes, they can still be enrolled in the program. While it is not a requirement, having an email address on the account is important so that we can provide each traveler with the Corporate ID and information necessary to receive the 10% discount as well as the Best Western Rewards account number so that each traveler and the company can receive the points for their stays at Best Western. It also allows us to keep each traveler and company updated on their point balance, program updates and special offers.
What other exclusive offers are available to me as a Best Western Business Advantage Member?
From time to time, special promotions, discounts and perks from our partners are available to members. Currently Best Western Business Advantage members receive the following exclusive partner offers:
A FREE Avis Preferred membership
A FREE 1-year subscription to TripIt Pro after your first stay ($49 value)
What is Avis Preferred Service?
As a Best Western Business Advantage member, you will receive a complimentary membership to Avis Preferred Service. Avis Preferred membership was designed for your real-life travel needs today and you can start enjoying extra fast reservations, rentals, and all the extra amenities:
Your rental preferences are kept on file.
When you arrive at Avis, skip the lines and the paperwork and go straight to your car at over 1,400 locations worldwide.
Courtesy bus access will drop you off at the doorstep of one of the fleet’s newest cars in a convenient parking space.
What is TripIt Pro?
TripIt is the leading mobile travel organizer making it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their trips. Simply forward confirmation emails from anywhere you book to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt “automagically” creates one simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone (through the BEST WESTERN TO GO® FREE app for iPhone® & Android™
), calendar, or anywhere online. For even greater peace of mind while traveling, TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, tracks all frequent traveler points in one place, monitors eligible flights for fare refunds and offers additional travel perks.