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Welcome to the press and media page for Best Western GB – home to the latest news from the largest collection of independently owned and brilliantly different hotels in Great Britain. Use this page to browse our recent press releases and news from the brand. For specific enquiries please contact media@bestwestern.co.uk or alternatively get in touch with a member of our Communications Team below.

Best Western GB Key Facts

  • Best Western is a brilliantly different collection of independent hotels proudly giving a personal welcome to guests for over 70 years.
  • In Great Britain there are 260+ Best Western hotels, with almost 15,000 bedrooms to choose from.
  • Our hotels have over 42,000 years of history between them and hundreds of stories to share. From the oldest purpose built hotel in Europe, the hotel with the best room-with-a-view in the world and the hotel which hosted the honeymoon of Hollywood royalty, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. You can even follow in the footsteps of royalty with Best Western hotels hosting seven kings and queens over the years!
  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of approximately 4,500 hotels in nearly 100 countries and territories worldwide
  • Best Western offers 16 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market. Best Western branded hotels include Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Vīb®, GLō®, Aiden, Sadie, BW Premier Collection®, and BW Signature Collection®. Through recent acquisition, Best Western now also offers WorldHotels® Luxury, WorldHotels Elite and WorldHotels Distinctive brands. Completing its portfolio, Best Western offers  SureStay®,  SureStay Plus®, and SureStay Collection® franchises.

* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.

 

Andrew Denton

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Sophie Proffitt

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Our latest press releases

MANCHESTER'S HISTORIC AINSCOW HOTEL JOINS BEST WESTERN GB

September 2019

Historic boutique hotel The Ainscow, located in the heart of Manchester, has joined Best Western GB’s BW Premier Collection.

Starting life as a brewery, The Ainscow is a fully restored 4-star hotel situated in Manchester’s historic Chapel Street area. Authentic features – such as timbered ceilings, steel beams and exposed brickwork – have been retained to capture the character of the original building and create a unique, contemporary atmosphere.

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BEST WESTERN GB SHRUGS OFF BREXIT FEARS WITH CONTINUED INVESTMENT

September 2019

Leading hotel group announces optimistic annual survey findings

£65m invested across the Best Western GB portfolio in last 12 months

Best Western GB has revealed that over two-thirds of its hoteliers are planning to make significant investment to their properties over the next 12 months, despite the ongoing uncertainties around Brexit.

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BEST WESTERN ADDS FOURTH PEEL GROUP PROPERTY TO ITS GROWING COLLECTION OF HOTELS

July 2019

This week Best Western GB announces the launch of the latest Peel Hotel to join the Sure Hotel Collection brand, growing its portfolio to over 260 independent properties. Crown & Mitre Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, Carlisle, offers the perfect mix of Edwardian grandeur, beautiful original features including elegant sweeping staircase, as well as all the modern comforts of home to create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

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REVEALED: BRITS FAVOUR BLIGHTY BEACH BREAKS AS SUN SHINES ON UK’S SEASIDE TOWNS

July 2019

Best Western GB reveals most popular and ‘one to watch’ coastal destinations

With the sunny weather predicted to return in July, Brits are swapping airport queues for the Great British seaside as the popularity of staycations continues to soar.

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BEST WESTERN GB TARGETS THE HIGH STREET FOR GROWTH

July 2019

Best Western GB is weathering the difficult conditions of the British high street, reporting its strongest six-month hotel recruitment performance in recent history

The group, which represents over 260 independent hotels, has already expanded its portfolio of hotels in Great Britain by over 10 this year, marked by the recent arrival of the Queensway Hotel in London to its Sure Hotel Collection. This sees a continuation of a record-breaking period for the business, with 2018 representing the highest number of annual activations and a second consecutive year of growth of hotel numbers.

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BEST WESTERN BOOSTS LONDON PORTFOLIO WITH ACTIVATION OF QUEENSWAY HOTEL, SURE HOTEL COLLECTION BY BEST WESTERN

June 2019

A little over a month since it’s last London hotel activation with the Best Western Buckingham Palace Road hotel, Best Western GB has announced the arrival of the Queensway Hotel, the first London based hotel to be part of its Sure Hotel Collection brand, to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels.

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BEST WESTERN BIDS GOODBYE TO BORING MEETINGS

June 2019

GB’S LARGEST COLLECTION OF INDEPENDENT HOTELS TO UNVEIL BRAND-NEW CONCEPT AT THE MEETINGS SHOW

Best Western GB is to unveil its new ‘Business as Unusual’ concept for its corporate meetings and events offering at The Meetings Show this month. The immersive, construction site-inspired exhibition stand encourages delegates to break away from boring and discover how the hotel group’s corporate venues and spaces surprise with an extra dose of extraordinary.

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A TEN-FOLD TRIUMPH FOR BEST WESTERN HOTELS

June 2019

Leading hotel group announces 10 new hotel activations

Best Western GB is celebrating its strongest six-month hotel recruitment performance in its recent history.

The group, which represents over 260 independent hotels, has already expanded its portfolio of hotels in Great Britain by 10 this year, marked by the recent activation of Stonecross Manor Hotel, BW Signature Collection. It continues a record-breaking period for the brand, with 2018 representing the highest number of annual activations and a second consecutive year of growth of hotel numbers.

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BEST WESTERN ADDS STONECROSS MANOR, A PREMIUM SPA HOTEL TO ITS COLLECTION

May 2019

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of Stonecross Manor Hotel, BW Signature Collection, to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels.

Stonecross Manor, situated on the outskirts of the Lake District, in the market town of Kendall is a privately-owned property, originally an orphanage in the 1850s, and now a 32 bedroomed premium hotel, pool and spa. Located just ten minutes from the M6, and less than three hours from London, the hotel is perfect for leisure breaks in the countryside, and corporate stays with character.

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THE MIDLAND HOTEL, BRADFORD MAKES THIRD PEEL HOTEL GROUP TO JOIN BEST WESTERN

May 2019

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of The Midland Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. The Victorian hotel, in the heart of Bradford, is the third Peel Hotel Group to join the Best Western portfolio, with the remaining six properties following later this year.

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BEST WESTERN CROWNS CAPTIAL EXPANSION WITH BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD OPENING

May 2019

Best Western is delighted to announce the opening of its latest property, on one of the most famous roads in Great Britain – Best Western Buckingham Palace Road. Formerly the Comfort Inn London Buckingham Palace Road, the hotel is proud to have joined the global sales and marketing brand Best Western, which now has over 20 hotels in the capital.

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300 YEAR OLD CUMBRIAN HOTEL JOINS BEST WESTERN SURE HOTEL COLLECTION

April 2019

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of The George Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. Located in Penrith, a stones throw away from the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Situated in the market town of Penrith, the hotel is perfectly situated to explore the Lake District’s natural beauty spots, or a great stop off for guests travelling up to Scotland via the M6.  Enter through The George Hotel’s revolving doors to experience tradition and quality in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of a gentler time. The nostalgic wood panelling, old oak beams, antique furniture and old local prints, makes this hotel a treasure to be found.

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BEST WESTERN LAUNCHES TWO NEW HOTEL BRANDS

April 2019

Best Western Great Britain has announced the launch of two new boutique hotel brands: Aiden and Sadie. The launch means Best Western’s portfolio now includes 13 distinctive brands, with Aiden and Sadie competing in the upper midscale and upscale segments respectively.

Already launched globally with five properties across both brands, Best Western announced exciting plans for the GB debut of the Aiden brand at the launch event in London’s Postal Museum last night. Shah Capital Trading, responsible for a regeneration project in Runcorn in the North West shared their plans of the first Aiden property.

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MURRAYSHALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL AND GOLF CLUB JOINS BW PREMIER COLLECTION

April 2019

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of its third Scottish BW Premier Collection hotel, Murrayshall Country House Hotel and Golf Club in Perth.

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NEWCASTLE HOTEL JOINS BEST WESTERN UNDER SURE HOTEL COLLECTION BRAND

March 2019

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of the Sure Hotel by Best Western Newcastle, formerly known as the Ryokan Hotel, to its growing collection of independent hotels in Great Britain.

Located just minutes away from Newcastle United football ground, St James Park, as well as the city centre, its perfect for a weekend away for every traveller. Also on site is the award-winning Punjabi restaurant Luigikhans, famous for its naans and warmest north east welcome. The hotel is embarking on an impressive refurbishment plan for this year, which will see bedrooms and public areas transformed.

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WARWICKSHIRE HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

March 2019

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of Three Ways House Hotel, BW Signature Collection, to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. Set in the beautiful Cotswolds, the property is best known for being the home of the world-famous Pudding Club, making it a must-visit for tourists in the area.

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LUXURY NORTH WALES SPA HOTEL JOINS BW SIGNATURE COLLECTION

February 2019

Based in the stunning vale of Llangollen in Wales, Best Western Great Britain is proud to announce the arrival of Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa, BW Signature Collection by Best Western to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. In a sublime setting where you can truly get away from it all, Wild Pheasant Hotel, BW Signature Collection fuses the traditional charm of its original 19th century building with a luxury contemporary wing and soothing spa facilities.

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NORTH WALES HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

February 2019

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of Rossett Hall Hotel, BW Signature Collection, to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. Surrounded by beautiful Welsh countryside, yet just seven miles from the historic city of Chester, the property is the perfect base to explore this picturesque part of the country.

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PUTNEY HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

January 2019

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of its first hotel activation of 2019, The Putney Hotel, BW Signature Collection, to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. Located in the heart of the beautiful neighbourhood of Putney, with central London just 20 minutes away, the hotel is the perfect base to explore England’s capital.

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BEST WESTERN GREAT BRITAIN CELEBRATES RECORD RECRUITMENT YEAR

January 2019

Best Western Great Britain is toasting a record year of hotel recruitment, with 25 new properties being added to its portfolio in 2018.

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