Best Western Opens Two New Hotels in West Africa

Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of two new hotels in Nigeria located in the cities of Asaba and Awka. This brings to 11 the number of Best Western branded hotels in West Africa.


PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of two new hotels in Nigeria located in the cities of Asaba and Awka. The addition of these two new hotels reinforces Best Western's continued focus on its strong growth in West Africa.

"With these two recent openings, there are now 11 Best Western branded hotels in West Africa and with a very robust pipeline, we will continue expanding our footprint in this region in 2016," said Suzi Yoder, Best Western Hotels and Resorts senior vice president of International Operations.

In Awka, the capital of Anambra State in Nigeria, the Best Western Meloch Hotel is a new construction three-star modern hotel conveniently located in the government district. The full service hotel offers complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, business center services, on-site restaurant, cocktail lounge, pool, spa, fitness center, is fully air conditioned and has meeting space and catering services.

The Best Western Plus Elomaz Hotel, located in the capital city of Asaba in the Delta State in Nigeria, is conveniently located five minutes from the Asaba Airport. The hotel a new construction modern four-star full-service hotel offers 24-hour room service and dining in the on-site restaurant, a cocktail lounge, pool bar, fitness center, complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also has meeting and event space and on-site catering and business center services.

Awka and Asaba are integral cities in their respective states with both being the seat of state government and major link on the West- East Federal highway, between Lagos City and Benin City, as well as Onitsha and Enugu. The cities are primarily separated by the historic Niger River which is a trans-African link beginning in West Africa and flowing all the way down into the Atlantic.

Suzi Yoder, Best Western Hotels & Resorts Senior Vice President of International Operations, "With these two locations close to the Niger River and main Federal Highways, the Best Western Meloch Hotel and the Best Western Plus Elomaz Hotel offer modern and comfortable Best Western quality hotels in Nigeria's heartland," added Yoder.

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About Best Western Hotels & Resorts:

Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,100* hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers seven hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS®, BEST WESTERN PREMIER®, BEST WESTERN PLUS EXECUTIVE RESIDENCY®, Vīb®, BW Premier Collection® and GLō. Now celebrating 69 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and online and mobile booking capabilities. More than 25 million travelers are members of the brand's award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. The brand's partnerships with AAA/CAA, Minor League Baseball, and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Best Western continues to set industry records and accolades, including Business Travel News naming BEST WESTERN and BEST WESTERN PLUS as the best mid-price and upper mid-price hotel chains, four consecutive Compuware Best of the Web gold awards for best hotel website and six consecutive AAA/CAA Hotel Partner of the Year awards. More than half of all Best Western branded hotels have earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

*Numbers are approximate and may fluctuate.

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