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Best Western Media Centre Archive 2018

DERBYSHIRE HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

October 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the addition of The Best Western Sandpiper Hotel to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. Ideally located near the picturesque Peak District National Park, yet with easy access to the M1 motorway, the hotel is perfect for leisure and business travellers alike.

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ARGYLL AND BUTE HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

December 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of The Inveraray Inn, BW Signature Collection, to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. One of the most iconic hotels on the west coast of Scotland, the property overlooks the idyllic Loch Fyne from the main street in Inveraray, making it the perfect base to explore this beautiful part of the country.

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DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

December 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of Queens Hotel Lockerbie, Sure Hotel by Best Western, to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. The property is located on the outskirts of Lockerbie, a little over an hour from the vibrant cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, making it the ideal base for professional and leisure visitors alike.

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DORSET HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

December 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of The Norfolk Royale Hotel, BW Signature Collection, to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. Standing just a few steps from Bournemouth Square, the property’s central location makes it the ideal base for professional and leisure visitors alike.

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WELLS HOTEL WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR QUALITY   

November 2018

The Best Western Plus Swan Hotel, based in Wells, has been awarded the International Quality Assurance Award for the second year in a row, placing it in the top 20% of all Best Western hotels outside of North America. The award is given by Best Western International to hotels that meet consistently high quality standards.

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SOUTH LONDON HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

November 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the addition of The Best Western London Queens Crystal Palace Hotel to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. Ideally located just eight miles from central London, and a mere ten-minute walk from nearby train stations, the hotel is perfect for leisure and business travelers alike.

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PETERBOROUGH HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

October 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of The Bull Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. The property is conveniently located at the heart of the business, entertainment and shopping districts of Peterborough, making it the ideal base for professional and leisure visitors alike.

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SOUTH YORKSHIRE HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

October 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of Hellaby Hall Hotel, BW Signature Collection, to its growing portfolio of over 250 independent hotels. Found just half a mile from the M18 motorway and within easy reach of Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster, the hotel is perfect for leisure and business travellers alike.

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CHARITABLE OLD TOWN BUILDING BECOMES EDINBURGH’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT HOTEL

September 2018

Following record occupancy numbers, an Edinburgh hotel has significantly expanded to become the largest independent hotel in the city.

Ten Hill Place Hotel, BW Premier Collection, in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, has increased its number of rooms by nearly 70% to take its total offering to 129 rooms.

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CHARITABLE OLD TOWN BUILDING BECOMES EDINBURGH’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT HOTEL

September 2018

Following record occupancy numbers, an Edinburgh hotel has significantly expanded to become the largest independent hotel in the city.

Ten Hill Place Hotel, BW Premier Collection, in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, has increased its number of rooms by nearly 70% to take its total offering to 129 rooms.

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DURHAM HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

September 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of Hallgarth, The Manor House, BW Signature Collection to its growing portfolio of over 250 independent hotels. Featuring spectacular gardens, this hotel is ideally situated just three miles away from the historic city centre of Durham.

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ESSEX HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

September 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of The Best Western Thurrock Hotel to its growing portfolio of over 250 independent hotels. Ideally located next to the M25, with easy access to the nearby towns of Thurrock, Grays and Dartford, the hotel is perfect for leisure and business travelers alike.

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DOG OWNERS COLLECTIVELY WILLING TO SPEND AN EXTRA £300 MILLION TO TAKE THEIR DOGS ON HOLIDAY WITH THEM

September 2018

More than one in seven UK dog owners would rather go on holiday with their dog than their partner

Collectively, dog owners in the UK would pay over £300m on top of the price of their hotels, if it meant they could bring their dogs with them, new research¹ from Best Western Great Britain has revealed.

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NORTHALLERTON HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

September 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of Allerton Court Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, to its growing portfolio of over 260 independent hotels. The property is ideally located for visitors looking to explore the traditional market town of Northallerton, with local beauty spots and the bustling marketplace both on its doorstep.    

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BERKSHIRE HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

September 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of The Baylis House Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western to its growing portfolio of over 250 independent hotels. Just eight miles from Heathrow airport and only half an hour from London, the hotel is perfect for leisure and business travelers alike.

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YORKSHIRE HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

September 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of The Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western to its growing portfolio of over 250 independent hotels. Set right in the heart of Sheffield, yet only a short drive from the picturesque Peak District, the hotel is perfect for leisure and business travelers alike.

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SOMERSET HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

September 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of The Abbey Hotel, BW Signature Collection to its growing portfolio of over 250 independent hotels. Nestled amongst the historic streets of Bath, the hotel is perfect for those looking for a peaceful UK escape, with easy access from the city’s train station, just a third of a mile away.

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LIVERPOOL HOTEL JOINS BEST WESTERN GREAT BRITAIN

August 2018

Best Western Hotels and Resorts in Great Britain has announced the arrival of Heywood House Hotel, BW Signature Collection, to its growing collection of over 250 independent hotels. The hotel is situated in close proximity to both Liverpool Lime Street and James Street Rail Station, providing easy access for business and leisure travellers alike.

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WEST YORKSHIRE HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

August 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of The New Hobbit Hotel, BW Signature Collection, to its growing portfolio of over 250 independent hotels. Featuring stunning views of the Calder Valley, this hotel is located just half a mile from Sowerby Bridge Railway Station, with direct links to Leeds and Manchester.

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BRITAIN’S HAPPIEST VIEW REVEALED, BUT FEWER THAN ONE IN TEN OF US HAVE EVER BEEN

August 2018

Have you ever visited Britain’s happiest view?

The happiest view in Great Britain has been revealed and it appears to be a bit of a hidden gem. The picturesque Broadsands beach on Devon’s Exmoor coast has been voted the scene that fills Brits with the most joy, but the study, conducted by Best Western Great Britain, found that less than one in ten (8%) have ever seen it in person.

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WILTSHIRE HOTEL JOINS GLOBAL HOTEL BRAND TO DRIVE TOURISM

July 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced the arrival of the Cricklade House Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western to its growing portfolio of over 250 independent hotels. Set on the edge of the picturesque Cotswolds, while just a 20-minute drive from the town of Swindon, the hotel is perfect for leisure and business travellers alike.

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BEST WESTERN GREAT BRITAIN CELEBRATES RECORD NUMBER OF TRIPADVISOR HALL OF FAME PROPERTIES

July 2018

Over 100 Best Western Great Britain hotels have been awarded the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in the last year, with a record 67 properties achieving ‘Hall of Fame’ status in 2017 having won the accolade for five years in a row.

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HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF A FOOTBALL FREE SUMMER

June 2018

In order to help disinterested Brits and visitors escape the football this summer, Best Western Great Britain has created a handy footy filter to block those mentions and let you get on with enjoying everything that is great about Great Britain, without worrying about the score.

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BRITISH MEN ARE MORE EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW STAR WARS FILM THAN THE ROYAL WEDDING

May 2018

An estimated 21 million[1] people are due to tune in this weekend to watch Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle, with the world’s attention well and truly glued to Windsor Castle. However, it appears not everyone is feeling the excitement, with recent research suggesting British men are more excited about heading to the cinema to see Alden Ehrenreich take his seat in the Millennium Falcon than seeing the royal couple tie the knot.

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CELEBRATE SIX OF THE BEST STARGAZING SPOTS WITH BEST WESTERN GREAT BRITAIN

April 2018

With International Astronomy Week taking place this month, it’s time for star gazers across the country to grab their telescopes and look up. Working with its collection of over 250 independent hotels, Best Western Great Britain has pulled together its list of where to get the best views of the night sky, and how to get the best prices on your hotel when you visit. 

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TALASH HOTEL GROUP OWNED PROPERTY JOINS BEST WESTERN GREAT BRITAIN TO DRIVE LOCAL TOURISM IN LINCOLNSHIRE

April 2018

Best Western Hotels and Resorts in Great Britain has announced the arrival of Stoke Rochford Hall, BW Premier Collection, to its growing collection of over 250 independent hotels. The hotel, which is part of the Talash Hotel Group, marks the 20th property to join BW Premier Collection.

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BEST WESTERN HOTEL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE RAINBOW TRUST CHILDREN’S CHARITY

April 2018

The Best Western Corona Hotel in Pimlico, London, has announced a new partnership with the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, directly funding care for the families they work with.

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THEN AND NOW: COUPLE RETURNS TO COLCHESTER WEDDING VENUE 50 YEARS AFTER TYING THE KNOT, TO CELEBRATE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

April 2018

On the 30 March 1968, Chelmsford couple Ian and Marjorie Warnock celebrated their wedding day with a reception at the Best Western Rose and Crown hotel in Colchester. Fast forward 50 years and the couple have returned to the venue for their golden anniversary, looking back on half a century of life together.

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BEST WESTERN GREAT BRITAIN SIGNALS CONFIDENCE IN THE HOTEL MARKET WITH £214M INVESTMENT SINCE 2015

April 2018

Best Western Great Britain has announced an estimated investment of £214m across its member hotels since 2015, signaling confidence in the market despite concerns around Brexit. With 251 independently owned and managed hotels under the Best Western brand, the figure equates to an estimated £855,000 per property between 2015 and 2019.

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This year's UK tourism hotspots revealed.... and London isn't number one

March 2018

Using booking data from its collection of over 250 independent properties across Great Britain, combined with YouGov and Google search data, Best Western has created a list of the top 10 UK tourism hotspots for this year.

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Easter getaway deals from Best Western Great Britain

March 2018

With Easter Weekend and the school holidays on the horizon, Best Western Great Britain has announced discounts of up to 30% on stays for those looking for a UK getaway this Easter.

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Best Western Great Britain adds three new hotels to its portfolio

March 2018

Following a record-breaking 2017, Best Western Great Britain has been busy in March with three new hotel activations boosting its collection of over 250 independently owned properties.

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Eight unusual thing to do on Mother's Day, that your mum will love

March 2018

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, sons and daughters everywhere will be scrambling for ways to show their Mum some love. Luckily for them, Best Western Great Britain has compiled a list of things to do this March that will give mothers across the country the special day they deserve.

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Snow Brainer Rates from Best Western

March 2018

What a week that was. We all need a break after that, and as the Beast retreats, Best Western Great Britain has ‘snow brainer’ deals for people looking for places to warm up and wind down, with local deals for this weekend waiting for those happy to thaw out close to home.

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Winners announced for Best Western’s 2018 awards

February 2018

The best of Best Western Great Britain hotels were crowned this week at its annual awards ceremony supported by Brakes. The awards, in their 40th year, celebrated the largest collection of independent hotels in Great Britain at the brand’s Annual Members Conference in Brighton, hosted by BBC food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden.

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Meghan ‘Marvel’: Royal Wedding sees UK tourism boom

January 2018

Few events worldwide can claim to rival royal weddings for global interest, and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is no exception with a boost to British tourism expected in May.

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Room to Grow for Queensferry Hotels

January 2018

Scottish hospitality group Queensferry Hotels is investing £1.4m in the renovation and expansion of its two four-star properties in Edinburgh and Fife.

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