Summer Travel Planning

Best Western® Hotels & Resorts makes summer travel memories even more affordable with new promotion

Best Western Rewards® (BWR®) Members Can Create Unforgettable Experiences All Summer Long with a $20 Best Western Travel Card® After Their First Stay

Phoenix, Arizona (May 20, 2019) – Summer travel planning is in full swing and as travelers gear up for their perfect escape, Best Western Hotels & Resorts has introduced its seasonal BW Rewards Rush® Promotion. Launched today and valid through September 2, 2019, members of the award-winning loyalty program will receive a $20 Best Western Travel Card after their first stay. Travelers can choose their dream summer vacation destination from the brand’s robust portfolio of hotel and resort brands across North America.

“With this special offer, we are showing our gratitude to the valued members of our BWR loyalty program, providing even more reason to get out and travel, creating unforgettable memories,” said Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts.“We know our guests are seeking great value, especially over the summer, and this limited-time promotion lets them leverage the unmatched rewards and benefits Best Western Rewards provides year-round during their favorite travel season.”

This new BWR Rush Promotion is the latest example of Best Western’s revamped BWR program, which has earned its position as a leading innovator in the industry, achieving a top five ranking for the sixth consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hotel Rewards Programs. BWR’s tagline – Go.Get.Rewarded.® – demonstrates Best Western’s commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience through a simplified, meaningful and rapid rewards program. As part of the program’s ongoing refresh, BWR members can enjoy more benefits than ever, including:

Top-Ranked, Rich Rewards

Best Western is committed to providing travelers with one of the richest rewards programs in the industry, with enhanced point earning opportunities and perks. Best Western is the only major hotel chain to offer a loyalty program whose rewards points do not expire due to account inactivity, and members can now earn gift cards redeemable with popular shopping, entertainment, gas, and airline partners. BWR members earn points with each stay that can be redeemed for free nights at any Best Western-branded hotel worldwide, with no blackout dates. Members also have access to special rates of up to 10 percent off every night.

Instant Enrollment, Instant Rewards

As part of the BWR refresh, members are given instant rewards and gratification on every stay. Additionally, the Status Match…No Catch® program allows members to instantly have their status matched with other hotel loyalty programs upon enrollment.

Elite Members, Elite Rewards

In addition to enjoying the perks and benefits of BWR, elite members also receive elite rewards. Upon arrival elite members are given a choice of a “Thank You” gift or bonus points. A digital membership card enables BWR members to easily access their membership number, point balance, current tier level and exclusive deals and offers. These new benefits let travelers maximize their stays across all Best Western brands.

For more information on BWR and to sign up for rewards, please visit Best Western Rewards.

About Best Western® Hotels & Resorts:

Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of approximately 4,500 hotels in nearly 100 countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers 16 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market. Best Western branded hotels include Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Vīb®, GLō®, Aiden®, Sadie®, BW Premier Collection®, and BW Signature Collection®. Through recent acquisition, Best Western now also offers WorldHotels® Luxury, WorldHotels Elite and WorldHotels Distinctive brands. Completing its portfolio, Best Western offers SureStay®, SureStay Plus®, and SureStay Collection® franchises**. Now celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and award-winning online and mobile booking capabilities. Best Western continues to set industry records regarding awards and accolades, including 66 percent of the brand’s North American hotels earning a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award in 2018, Business Travel News® ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western number one in upper-midscale and midscale hotel brands respectively for two consecutive years, and Fast Company honoring Best Western Hotels & Resorts with a spot in the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality category. Best Western has also won 10 consecutive AAA®/CAA® Lodging Partner of the Year awards, recognizing the brand’s commitment to providing exceptional service and great value to AAA/CAA’s nearly 60 million members in the U.S. and Canada. Best Western-branded hotels were top ranked in breakfast (food and beverage category) by J.D. Power’s 2018 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study – ranking first for midscale; and second for upper midscale. Nearly 40 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-branded hotel worldwide. Best Western’s partnerships with AAA/CAA and Google® Street View provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Through its partnership with Google Street View, Best Western is the first major company of its size and scale to launch a virtual reality experience for customers, setting a new industry standard and reinventing how guests view hotels.

 Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.

**All Best Western and SureStay branded hotels are independently owned and operated.

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