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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 family run hotels in Great Britain. Use this page to browse our recent press releases, campaign information and media packs. 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 GB represents the largest collection of independently owned and family run hotels in Great Britain. This means that each hotel is individual and crammed full of its own personality. From castles to coaching inns, sea views to mountain views and modern to listed buildings, the only thing that is the same is their commitment to the quality, value and standards of service that every guest receives.
  • 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!
  • 2016 marks 70 years in hospitality for Best Western Hotels and Resorts. To commemorate our 70th birthday, and the launch of our brand new logo, we look forward to sharing a full year of celebrations with our guests.

  • For more information about us, and our story click here

 *Figures accurate as of February 2016

 

Andrew Denton

Director of Communications

 Andrew

Tel: 00 44 (0)1904 695707 
Mobile 00 44 (0)7967 173906
Email:andrew.denton@bestwestern.co.uk

 

 

Sophie Proffitt

PR and Events Manager

Sophie 

Tel: 00 44 (0)1904 695493
Mobile: 00 44 (0) 7967 173922
Email: sophie.proffitt@bestwestern.co.uk

 

Kate Bromley

Corporate Communication Executive

Kate 

Tel: 00 44 (0)1904 695426
Mobile: 00 44 (0)7967 173921
Email: kate.bromley@bestwestern.co.uk

Our latest press releases

Best Western Great Britain launches Independents Week

November 2016

Best Western Great Britain represents the largest collection of independently owned and family run hotels in the UK, and with over 260 properties, each has its own unique personality and story to tell. With research showing that one in five Brits chooses independent businesses more than they did a year ago*, Best Western is set to launch Independents Week (14 -20 November), a social media campaign highlighting all that’s brilliant about independent hospitality businesses.

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Bright Lights, Big City

November 2016

From Oxford Street in London to George Street in Edinburgh, towns and cities across the UK are preparing for Christmas with dazzling light displays and celebrity switch-ons. Best Western Great Britain has festive stays available close to the some of the best places to see this year’s Christmas displays.

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Brides Night Out at the Best Western Forest Hills Hotel

October 2016

Kym and Helen Davenport, Sales Manager at Best Western Forest Hills Hotel, got together to hold the Winter Wedding Ball for 2016, and thanks to local companies’ support, the night was a great success and raised £1,287.50, which was split equally between Halton Haven Hospice and Cancer Research.

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First New Sign Launched at Best Western Plus Pinewood on Wilmslow

October 2016

Strategically located in the heart of the UK, just south of Manchester, Best Western Plus Pinewood on Wilmslow has been selected as the launch hotel for the new signage featuring Best Western’s contemporary new logo because of its excellent location and popularity with business and leisure guests.

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New Survey on Parental Hopes and Careers Uncovers Surprising Results

September 2016

As the deadline for clearing approaches, Best Western Great Britain has published the results of the Best Western Careers Index revealing what aspirations UK parents have for the careers of their children, uncovering some surprising results.

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Ten Hill Place joins BW Premier Collection

July 2016

BW Premier Collection has announced that Ten Hill Place, in central Edinburgh, will become the tenth member of Best Western Great Britain's soft branded offering for high end hotels and the first in Scotland. 

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US and Chinese hotel bookings spike as a result of Brexit

July 2016

Quintessential British destinations such as the Lake District, Cambridge, York and Edinburgh are early beneficiaries of Brexit with a boom in international bookings in the days after the vote. 

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Royal Hotel Celebrates 150 years

June 2016

Hundreds of wonderful new build hotels are springing up all over the world almost on a daily basis. But, if it's a little touch of history you are looking for then one hotel on the south coast of England is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. 

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Football comes home to hotel with world football heritage

June 2016

Ahead of England's first game in the Euros, we look back at some of the legends who have stayed at the football famous, Best Western Homestead Court Hotel. 

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Best Western Great Britain offering 20% off this summer

June 2016

A survey by Best Western Great Britain has revealed that Brits need at least six UK breaks a year to feel fully rested - yet only take three. With 59% stating lack of finances as the key factor holding them back, Best Western Great Britain has stepped in to save the summer and champion the great British break. 

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Best Western celebrates best ever TripAdvisor scores

May 2016

Best Western Great Britain is celebrating almost half of the brand's properties having received TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards, including all the new soft branded BW Premier Collection hotels for 4 star properties and above.

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Best Western releases new figures for flood affected York hotels still suffering 2 months on

March 2016

Best Western Great Britain has released figures showing that hotels in York are still suffering the continued slump in business as a result of flooding earlier in the year, and urges travellers to support tourism in the north, specifically in the flood affected areas

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Best Western Announces Award Winners for 2015

February 2016

Best Western GB has announced the winners of its annual awards for industry partners, in recognition of their hard work on behalf of and for the group’s member hotels in 2015.

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Best Western GB National Living Wage on BBC Breakfast

January 2016

As part of our campaign to highlight the challenges that independent hotels face across the UK, watch again Best Western GB Chief Executive Rob Payne speaking to Stephanie McGovern on BBC Breakfast on 26.01.16.

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Lack of dry January leaves £1m hole in York hotel bookings.

January 2016

Figures from Best Western Great Britain show how badly impacted some tourist hotspots havebeen by the recent flooding, with York hotel business down £1million in January alone. Occupancy in the city – parts of which were flooded over the Christmas and New Year period –was down 12.6% for the month and revenue was down 11.5% - equating to £947,115 in lost business.

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Price rises and jobs losses warning as hotels struggle to afford National Living Wage

January 2016

Best Western GB calls for more Government support​

Best Western Great Britain is supporting its members now more than ever, and is calling on the Government to look again at easing pressure on the hospitality industry as a new survey shows price rises and job losses are likely as a result of the National Living Wage.

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