December 21, 2014 11:45 AM ET

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Company Overview of Best Western International, Inc.

Company Overview

Best Western International, Inc. owns and operates a chain of hotels. It offers accommodation rooms, contemporary business centers, on-site lounges, upgraded fitness centers, and other services and amenities; and sales, marketing and promotional support, and online and mobile hotel booking services. The company also provides travel planning services for travelers to various destinations worldwide. It operates hotels in Africa, Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America and South America, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, the Oceania, the United States, and internationally. Best Western International, Inc. was formerly known as Best Western Motels, Inc. and changed its name to Best Western Inter...

6201 North 24th Parkway

Phoenix, AZ 85016

United States

Founded in 1946





Key Executives for Best Western International, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Age: 57
Managing Director of International Member Services for Europe
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Best Western International, Inc. Key Developments

Best Western International, Inc. Announces Partnership with TripAdvisor LLC

Best Western International, Inc. has announced a partnership with TripAdvisor LLC allowing the Best Western hotels to participate in TripAdvisor's new instant booking feature. The instant booking feature, which is currently available on the TripAdvisor app and mobile website, helps travelers conveniently book a room through TripAdvisor booking partners without needing to leave the TripAdvisor site experience. Instant booking is currently available to US-based travelers. Through the partnership, TripAdvisor users are now able to tap a "Book Now" button to easily reserve rooms at Best Western hotels around the world.

Best Western International, Inc. Presents at The Lodging Conference 2014, Oct-20-2014 through Oct-23-2014

Best Western International, Inc. Presents at The Lodging Conference 2014, Oct-20-2014 through Oct-23-2014. Venue: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Arizona, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Oct-21-2014, Ron Pohl, Senior Vice President of Brand Management & Member Services. Oct-22-2014, Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Michael Muir, Vice President of North American Development.

Best Western to Open Hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar

Best Western International, Inc. has signed a deal to open its first hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar. The Mandalay opening will continue Best Western's recent expansion in Myanmar, which commenced in 2013 with the opening of the BEST WESTERN Green Hill Hotel in Yangon. This opening made Best Western the first US-based hotel group to re-enter Myanmar since the country opened up to the international community.

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