Best Western Targets Iraq

ERBIL, IRAQ–Best Western International plans to open two hotels in the Kurdish city of Erbil in late-2013, one of the few Western hotel brands to be operating there.

Both properties are slated to be Best Western Premier hotels, the membership association’s highest level descriptor.

One hotel–with 82 rooms–will be located near Erbil’s international airport, while the second–with 160 rooms–will be in the city center.