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Middle East Hotel Expansion

Best Western Hotels & Resorts Continues Rapid Expansion In The Middle East

PHOENIX (October 26, 2015) – Best Western® Hotels & Resorts (BW) announced the opening of three new hotels in Saudi Arabia including two in the capital of Riyadh. With an active 2016 pipeline, BW anticipates expanding its footprint to 20 hotels in the Middle East by the end of 2016 including its second property in Kuwait City and a Premier branded hotel in Qatar. 

“With the addition of these new hotels to our Middle East portfolio, business and leisure travelers have a greater variety of contemporary, stylish and comfortable Best Western branded hotels to choose from. Opening two hotels in Riyadh, the dynamic capital city of Saudi Arabia, marks an important step in our Middle East development strategy,” said Baran Turkel, managing director Best Western Hotels & Resorts Middle East, Turkey and Central Asia. 

The Best Western Plus Riyadh is located in the heart of the city and is close to the business and government districts, shopping malls and tourist areas and is approximately thirty minutes from the King Khalid International Airport. Hotel amenities include 85 modern guest rooms and suites, free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, the on-site, full-service Cascade Restaurant, business center services, a fitness center, indoor pool and sauna as well as meeting and event facilities with on-site catering. 

The Best Western Dammam Hotel, a short drive from the King Khalid International Airport, is located in the business district and is steps to both the Al Shatea Mall and the Dammam Coast. This modern hotel’s amenities include 64 spacious and contemporary guest rooms and suites with ocean or city views available; free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, on-site restaurant, fitness center and business center services. 

The Best Western Olaya Hotel is located in the business district of Riyadh. Guests have easy access to the Al Faisaliah Tower, the Al-Tawniah Multi-National corporate offices and are just 30 minutes away from King Khalid International Airport. Hotel amenities include 50 spacious contemporary guest rooms and suites; free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, the full-service, on-site Rumours Restaurant, a coffee shop, 24-hour airport courtesy car service, business center, fitness center and meeting and banquet facilities. 

For more information on development opportunities with Best Western Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East please visitbestwesterndevelopers.com or contact us at internationaldevelopment@bestwestern.com. 



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®, Executive Residency by Best Western℠, Vīb ®, BW Premier Collection® and GLō℠. Now celebrating 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and online and mobile booking capabilities. More than 26 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 regarding awards and accolades, including Business Travel News naming Best Western as the best midscale hotel brand in 2014 and Best Western Plus as the best upper mid-price hotel brand in 2014 and 2015, four consecutive Compuware Best of the Web gold awards for best hotel website, and seven consecutive AAA/CAA Hotel Partner of the Year awards. Nearly sixty percent of Best Western branded hotels earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award in 2015. 


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