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BEST WESTERN MEDIA CENTRE ARCHIVE 2021

"DAMAGE ALREADY DONE" COVID CHRISTMAS STRIKES AGAIN FOR HOTELIERS 

 

December 2021

The devastating quick impact on hospitality of the Omicron variant has been revealed by BWH Hotel Group GB, with 72% of its independently owned hotels reporting an increase in Christmas cancellations and 89% now concerned about the festive trading period. 

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TIM RUMNEY APPOINTED CEO OF BWH HOTEL GROUP

November 2021

Hotelier and hospitality professional Tim Rumney has been appointed full-time CEO of BWH Hotel Group GB, which incorporates Best Western Great Britain and WorldHotels Great Britain, after serving as interim CEO since August.

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INVERNESS PROPERTIES SIGN WITH WORLDHOTELS

October 2021

A pair of luxury hotels in Inverness have become the latest to sign up to the WorldHotels brand, joining a handful of other luxury hotels throughout Great Britain.

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BWH HOTEL GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO LAWRENCE M. CUCULIC

October 2021

BWH Hotel Group announced today that Lawrence (Larry) M. Cuculic has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer by the company’s Board of Directors. Cuculic has been serving as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the company for 12 years and will assume his new role as President and CEO on December 1, 2021. 

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BWH HOTEL GROUP AT THE MEETINGS SHOW

September 2021

BWH Hotel Group, the umbrella brand which represents over 290 independent hotels in GB including Best Western branded properties is looking forward to sharing new properties, new brands and a new approach to finding the perfect venues for 2022 and beyond.

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‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ AS STAYCATIONERS FALL BACK IN LOVE WITH BRITISH SUMMER HOLIDAY

September 2021

In a survey commissioned by BWH Hotel Group, which represents over 280 independent hotels in GB, 77% of respondents felt that the good experience they had holidaying in the UK is likely to make them book an extra UK break in 2022, even if foreign holidays are more readily available.

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MAJORITY OF GUESTS WILL NOT STAY AT HOTELS WHICH REMOVE COVID RISK MEASURES

July 2021

Latest research taken by BWH Hotel Group GB, the organisation which represents almost 300 independent hotels in GB, including Best Western hotels, has shown that over 63% of guests would choose not to stay at a hotel that removed COVID-19 safety measures after Freedom Day on July 19th.

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NEW CEO AT BEST WESTERN HOTELS GB

July 2021

Independent Hotelier and current Chairman of the group, Tim Rumney to take over from Rob Paterson later this month as Interim CEO.

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MARCO PIERRE WHITE SIGNS WITH WOLRDHOTELS

June 2021

The 50 bedroom hotel, just outside Bath, was originally going to join Best Western’s soft brand, BW Premier Collection, but the recent addition of the new Crafted Collection option means the hotel stays with the Best Western family of brands but under the WorldHotels flag.

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BW TIVERTON HOTEL WINS 2021 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

June 2021

BW Tiverton Hotel today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Travelers’ Choice award winner for Devon.  This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers around the globe, having earned great reviews on TripAdvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, the hotel stood out by continuously delighting guests.

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