New-build hotel brings The Premier Life® to Central Iowa

Ankeny, Iowa (October 30, 2018) - Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced the arrival of its newest Best Western Premier® brand hotel, with the opening of the Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel in Ankeny, Iowa. The property will be hosting a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, October 30, from 4 – 7 p.m. with refreshments, hors d’oeuvre and tours of the exquisite new hotel.

“We are pleased to welcome this brand-new modern hotel to our growing portfolio of upscale Best Western Premier hotels,” said Ron Pohl, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “At the Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel, guests can expect an experience that’s a cut above ordinary. The hotel’s contemporary and refined design, coupled with its luxurious amenities and excellent service delivers an extraordinary ambiance for travelers visiting the beautiful and rapidly expanding city of Ankeny.”

The Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel welcomes travelers with an industrial, yet modern décor, with warm colors and natural reclaimed wood accents for a fresh and inviting aesthetic. The hotel offers 68 guest rooms and 16 suites, each delivering superior in-room comforts such as a mini fridge, microwave and plush pillow-top bedding; suites also include a comfortable sleeper sofa.

The hotel’s beautiful outdoor patio features a fire pit, games, a view of a nearby pond and decorative lights, providing a serene and charming ambiance for guests to enjoy. While there are plenty of restaurant options nearby to the hotel, there is also a variety of excellent on-site dining options for guests’ convenience, including the hotel’s Goose Lounge, as well as in-room dining service. Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, refreshing indoor pool, sundry shop, complimentary coffee and tea bar, and a 1,000 square-foot meeting space for any business or social event.

The Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel’s prime location just off Interstate 35 between Des Moines and Ames puts guests within easy reach of popular attractions including Wells Fargo Arena, Iowa State University, Adventureland amusement park and downtown Des Moines.

“We are excited for guests to experience our superior accommodations, exceptional service and first-rate amenities,” said Kalpesh Patel, owner of the Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel. “Whether visiting for leisure or business, guests will appreciate our upscale guest rooms, spacious public areas, and value-packed amenities such as a free full breakfast, our 24-hour complimentary coffee bar in the lobby and wireless internet throughout the hotel.”

Reservations may be booked by calling 1(800) 780-7234 or by visiting


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Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,200 hotels in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers 13 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Vīb®, GLō®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Sadie HotelSM, Aiden HotelSM, BW Premier Collection® by Best Western, and BW Signature Collection® by Best Western, as well as its recently launched franchise offerings: SureStay® Hotel by Best Western, SureStay Plus® Hotel by Best Western and SureStay Collection® by Best Western. 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-mid-price and mid-price hotel brands, 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 nine 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 58 million members in the U.S. and Canada. Best Western-branded hotels were top ranked in J.D. Power’s 2017 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study – ranking first in breakfast (food and beverage category) for midscale; and second in overall guest satisfaction. Over 35 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.


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