BEST WESTERN MEDIA CENTRE ARCHIVE 2017
Cedars Hotel joins the Best Western Great Britain portfolio
Cedars Hotel in Stowmarket, Suffolk has become a member of Best Western Great Britain, the largest portfolio of independent and family-run hotels in the country.
The Lincoln Hotel is Europe’s first Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
The Lincoln Hotel is the first hotel in Europe to go live in the new Sure Hotels by Best Western brand. With 71 bedrooms, The Lincoln Hotel joins the soft-branded Sure Hotels Collection which provides guests with the certainty of global brand support combined with the local, personal expertise of an independent hotel.
Folkestone’s Burlington Hotel becomes a Best Western Plus
The Burlington Hotel in Folkestone is the latest hotel to join Best Western Great Britain as a Best Western Plus property.
Best Western GB appoints new Chief Executive Officer
Best Western Great Britain has appointed Rob Paterson as its new Chief Executive Officer. Paterson joins from Village Hotels where he is presently Commercial Director.
Strong Finish for Best Western Great Britain in 2017
Market uncertainty caused by Brexit has helped Best Western Great Britain post a record year for number of hotel applications and activations.
Best Western hotels to offer up to 30% discounts on Black Friday
Best Western Great Britain is treating guests with a fantastic offer of up to 30% discounts on winter stays booked on Black Friday (24th November) as part of its Picture Winter campaign.
Explore the UK’s best Christmas markets and festivities with Best Western Great Britain
Celebrate all things festive this winter by exploring some of the UK’s most magical Christmas markets and events with Best Western Great Britain. The hotel group has a variety of independent hotels that are located close to the festivities so guests can enjoy a romantic or family stay with their loved ones.
Experience Best Western’s most haunted hotels this Halloween
There’s a frighteningly good chance Best Western Great Britain guests can have a spooky encounter this Halloween season, given the number of historic, characterful hotels featured among the group’s portfolio of more than 250 independently owned properties.
Indulge in the best of British cuisine with British Food Fortnight
As British Food Fortnight gets underway, celebrate the best of British cuisine with Best Western Great Britain.
Time to take the tots away with Best Western Great Britain
As the school year gets underway, now is the perfect time for families with younger children to take advantage of a late summer break, enjoying fewer crowds and better value prices.
Last chance to snap up Best Western’s Winter Early Bird rate
We may not have another bank holiday now before Christmas but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a long weekend away. Cheer yourself up by booking a mini break, taking advantage of Best Western Great Britain’s Early Bird Winter savings.
Doctors still number one in career aspirations survey
As GCSE results day approaches (24th August 2017), Best Western Great Britain has published the results of the Best Western Careers Index for the second year in a row, revealing what aspirations UK parents have for the careers of their children and uncovering some surprising results.
Brits Abroad? Not anymore…
A survey carried out by Best Western Great Britain has found that 64% of parents have booked a British break rather than travelling abroad this summer.
Celebrate Britain’s Barmy Events with Best Western Great Britain
With summer in full-swing, there’s no better time to experience some of the UK’s most unusual events. From bog snorkelling to black pudding throwing, Best Western Great Britain has selected five Best Western hotels from across the country to encourage guests to head to these slightly peculiar, but hugely fun festivities.
Best Western Great Britain re-launches ‘Breakfast on Us’ after giving away 12,674 breakfasts this summer
Best Western Great Britain has revitalised its ‘Breakfast on Us’ promotion following its huge success earlier this summer, where 12,674 breakfasts were given away to guests who booked an overnight stay at member hotels during the offer period.
Visit the UK’s UNESCO World Heritage sites with Best Western Great Britain
To celebrate the Lake District being recognised as the most recent UNESCO World Heritage site in the UK, Best Western Great Britain has hand-picked a selection of Best Western hotels from around the country to encourage guests to discover some of the 31 different UNESCO sites across the UK.
‘Two-night promo offer’ continues with Best Western
‘Your Dinner Your Way’ is the latest offer in Best Western’s summer promotion, enabling customers to enjoy ‘Your Summer, Your Way’. Guests can sample Best Western’s finest culinary delights as the promotion includes dinner in the hotel on the first evening. The group boasts a number of AA Rosette winning restaurants, serving the highest quality dinners.
Best Western celebrates best ever TripAdvisor scores
Best Western Great Britain is celebrating another year of success having been awarded the highest number of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards to date.
Best Western launches ‘Your Dinner Your Way’
Guests can sample Best Western’s finest culinary delights as the promotion includes dinner on the first evening on stays from 19 June – 1 October*, allowing customers to explore the local area on their second night to seek out hidden gems and enjoy dinner another way.
Best Western Plus London Wembley Hotel joins the Best Western Great Britain portfolio
Best Western Plus London Wembley Hotel has become a member of Best Western Great Britain, the largest portfolio of independent and family-run hotels in the country.
Record Amount Raised at Macmillan Charity Raceday
Macmillan Charity Raceday is a fundraising collaboration between York Racecourse and Macmillan Cancer Support. Founded by the late Reg Griffin, the event has been held at York, annually since 1971, now raising more than £7.6 million in total for Macmillan and other charitable causes.
Delight as Preston Hotel Scoops Prestigious Award
The Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel, managed by Squire Hotels, won the Best Hotel of the Year category at the 2017 Lancashire Business Awards, beating five other North West hotels in the process.
Celebrate National Beer Day with Best Western Great Britain
Britain's National Beer Day is taking place on 15th June, and in celebration of the nation's all-time favourite beverage, Best Western Great Britain has compiled a list of its top experiences for beer lovers. From a nine-mile hike/pub crawl to sipping ales in a secret garden, beer fanatics can do something a little more immersive this National Beer Day.
Best Western Great Britain reveals top five Father’s Day getaways’
No two Dads are the same. Some enjoy playing football, while others prefer watching it from the sofa. Some like fast cars, while others prefer a quiet fishing hole. There are so many different ways to spoil the special man in your life this Father’s Day, so Best Western Great Britain has compiled a list to help.
Explore King Arthur’s Britain with Best Western Great Britain
To celebrate the release of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, on 19th May, film fans can stay at Best Western Hotels and discover Britain’s epic and regal past. From exploring King Arthur’s jousting arena in Cumbria, to standing on the site of Camelot at Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, film fanatics and history buffs alike will have the chance to recreate the action with Best Western Great Britain.
Best Western Great Britain offers free ‘Breakfast On Us’
Best Western Great Britain is getting its guests ready for a summer filled with adventures with free breakfasts, to mark the launch of its summer campaign, Your Summer, Your Way. Guests will receive free breakfasts with all bookings made between May 10 -June 4, for overnight stays at member hotels all summer long until 1 October.
Best Western Great Britain launches new magazine
Best Western Great Britain has launched a new consumer lifestyle publication, Postcard, in both print and online formats. Copies of the print magazine will be distributed throughout its member hotels and all stories will be available digitally on the newly created story hub https://www.bestwestern.co.uk/travel-stories
Top of the Chocs: Easter Breaks to tempt the taste buds
Vine Hotels add Best Western Cresta Court to their portfolio
Vine Hotels has acquired Best Western Cresta Court in Altrincham, South West Manchester. The company, whose Chairman is former BBC Director General and former Chairman of the Football Association Greg Dyke, is jointly owned by Mr Dyke, Vine’s Chief Executive Garin Davies and Andrew Rouse.
Best Western Welcomes the Best Western Ipswich Hotel
Best Western Great Britain reveals ‘blooming’ good Mother’s Day stays
This Mother’s Day, Best Western Great Britain is encouraging families to ditch the traditional flower bouquet, and give their mums a chance to see some of Britain’s best blooms first-hand instead.
Guilty Secrets of Business Travel Revealed
According to a survey of over 1,000 business travellers released today, commissioned by Best Western Great Britain, a quarter of workers enjoy getting away from the office and find business travel relaxing, providing them with an escape from everyday life.
Best Western Great Britain announces over 300 New Beds in Greater London
Best Western Great Britain has announced 300 new beds in the Greater London area with the opening of three new build Best Western Plus properties in Croydon, Vauxhall and Wembley.
Local Hotels Win ‘Hotel of the Year’ & ‘Jewel of the Year’ at Best Western Awards
Among the winners were the Best Western Greater London Hotel in Ilford, which picked up the “Hotel of the Year” in the small hotel category.
Best Western Inspires over 700 Years of Loyalty from Member Hotels
Best Western presented 40 of its brilliantly different member hotels with bespoke plaques for a collective 755 years of loyalty to the brand, with 20 of the hotels awarded having 20 years of membership or more.
Yorkshire Hotels Win ‘Hotel of the Year’ at Best Western Awards
Best Western hotels in Leeds, Doncaster and York win prestigious industry awards
Brexit is Brit's Saddest Moment of 2016