Posted 1/23/2013 - 12:04:06 AM
Best Western International president & CEO David Kong, right, and VP of North American Development Mark Williams
PHOENIX–Best Western International expects to add 120 properties, either constructed or converted, to its North American development pipeline in 2013.
More than 80% of these hotels are expected to be either a Best Western Plus or Best Western Premier, according to president & CEO David Kong. More than 40% of the membership association's 2013 development pipeline will be new construction projects, up from 35% in 2012. This will add more than 10,800 guestrooms to the Best Western system.
In addition, Best Western hotel owners in North America are expected to invest approximately $70 million in property improvements this year, noted VP of North American development Mark Williams.