Having trouble deciding which chain of hotels is worthy of your hard-earned loyalty points? Best Western is not just an American institution with a long history, it is also the official hotel of AAA/CAA, Harley-Davidson®, and NASCAR. When you are staying with Best Western, you are staying with a family. That’s because each Best Western is independently owned as part of an international marketing cooperative, and not a faceless corporation. All of them are required to meet the Best Western standards in order to call themselves the best in the west.
Choose from three types of hotels, including Best Western, Best Western Plus, or Best Western Premier. There are Best Westerns in Africa, Asia, Canada, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, Oceania, the United States, and beyond.
It all started in Long Beach, California during the year 1946. That’s when Best Western founder M.K. Guertin started a link between California hotels as a system of referral. At the time he had over 23 years of experience in the hotel industry. The link evolved into a nonprofit membership association, and by 1963 it was the largest motel chain in the US. In 1966, they moved their headquarters to Phoenix, AZ to save money. That same year Guertin retired, while all the 'Best Easterns' across the Mississippi changed their name to Best Western for the sake of conformity. In the year 1972, Best Western was the first chain to accept all major credit cards. And, in 1975 they made their first overseas expansion to New Zealand and Australia. This was followed by Mexico and Central America in 1976. Best Western celebrated their 65th birthday in 2011, but they do not show any signs of retiring soon.
It's free to enroll in Best Western Rewards, and it only takes a few minutes online. Members earn points or airline miles for every stay that qualifies. The hotel stay rewards have no blackout dates, and points never expire. Best Western Rewards members are also privy to exclusive deals, coupons, and offers. Best Western offers a 10% AAA/CAA discount. The Best Western for a Better World foundation is dedicated to alleviating poverty and education initiatives.
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