BEST WESTERN MEDIA CENTRE ARCHIVE 2016
The Samlesbury Hotel Joins best Western Plus
From December 2016, the 86 bed hotel, which has one restaurant and eight meeting and conference rooms, which includes the Canberra Suite, will trade as a Best Western Plus and will continue to be managed by owners Squire Hotels.
Best Western Great Britain at BTS 2017
The 2017 Business Travel Show will see the UK’s largest collection of independent hotels - Best Western Great Britain - officially launch its first dedicated corporate Business Different campaign to the TMC audience, as well as to travel managers, procurement, purchasing, travel booking and event management personnel visiting the show.
Five Breaks to delight your inner twitcher this winter
Birdwatching is a trend hotly anticipated to take flight in 2017, with Condé Nast Traveller touting it as the next big thing and hipster celebrities such as Damon Albarn and Alex Zane taking up the hobby. From seaside starlings in Brighton to wild swans in Scotland, Best Western Great Britain can accommodate fans of our feathered friends without ‘breaking’ the bank.
Best Western Great Britain launches Independents Week
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.
Bright Lights, Big City
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.
Brides Night Out at the Best Western Forest Hills Hotel
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.
First New Sign Launched at Best Western Plus Pinewood on Wilmslow
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.
New Survey on Parental Hopes and Careers Uncovers Surprising Results
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.
Ten Hill Place joins BW Premier Collection
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.
US and Chinese hotel bookings spike as a result of Brexit
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.
Royal Hotel Celebrates 150 years
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.
Football comes home to hotel with world football heritage
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.
Best Western Great Britain offering 20% off this summer
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.
Best Western celebrates best ever TripAdvisor scores
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.
Best Western releases new figures for flood affected York hotels still suffering 2 months on
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
Best Western Announces Award Winners for 2015
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.
Best Western GB National Living Wage on BBC Breakfast
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.
Lack of dry January leaves £1m hole in York hotel bookings.
Figures from Best Western Great Britain show how badly impacted some tourist hotspots have been 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.
Price rises and jobs losses warning as hotels struggle to afford National Living Wage
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.