Opening of Best Western Plus Executive Residency Port of Corpus Christi brings new dual-branded concept to Texas


Corpus Christi, Texas (May 1, 2018) Best Western Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of its first dual-branded hotel in the Lone Star State - the Best Western Plus Executive Residency Port of Corpus Christi - providing guests with a new option for extended-stay lodging in Texas.

"We are pleased to introduce our first dual-branded property in the state of Texas with the opening of the Best Western Plus Executive Residency Port of Corpus Christi," said Ron Pohl, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. "This property is a welcomed addition to our growing family of hotels, as it brings the perfect combination of hotel and home to travelers visiting the ‘Sparkling City by the Sea.’"

The new dual-branded hotel features 88 total guestrooms, 48 of which are Executive Residency by Best Western® suites. The studio rooms are equipped with junior kitchens, and the suites with full kitchens complete with a sink, full size refrigerator, dishes, cookware, silverware, dishwasher, and cooktop – providing guests with the superior comfort and amenities they’re looking for during their stay.

The hotel features a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor pool, complimentary hot breakfast, free wireless internet and an expansive lounge area in the lobby perfect for reading the newspaper, having coffee or visiting with others. Guests can also enjoy the complimentary guest laundry and gas cooking grills, which provide travelers the perfect home-away-from home experience.

Whether guests are looking to stay in or explore the stunning coastal views of Corpus Christi, there’s no shortage of fun activities that await. Guests looking for entertainment closer to the hotel are invited to attend the daily Manager’s Reception, Monday through Thursday, to enjoy beer, wine, premium spirits, and lively conversation.

Guests venturing outside the hotel have plenty of sights to see and activities to enjoy as well, including miles of beautiful beaches that are perfect for relaxing, swimming or learning to surf. Also nearby to the hotel is the Texas State Aquarium, a premier conservation and education center for wildlife in the region. Downtown Corpus Christi is also a short drive away, and is home to Marina Arts District and the Sports, Entertainment and Arts District (SEA District) - which includes the Museum of South Texas, the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, Concrete Street Amphitheater and Hurricane Alley Waterpark.

"We are excited to offer both a Best Western Plus® and an Executive Residency by Best Western all under one roof," said Rob Bhakta, general manager of the Best Western Plus Executive Residency Port of Corpus Christi. "Whether visiting Corpus Christi for a short-term or long-term stay, travelers will find the quality, service and amenities they want at our hotel."

To date, Best Western Hotels & Resorts has 35 dual-branded properties in its global pipeline, which includes a dual-branded property in Austin, Texas, and the number is expected to escalate.


About Best Western® Hotels & Resorts:

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 11 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®, BW Premier Collection®, and BW Signature CollectionSM 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 64 percent of the brand’s North American hotels earning a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award in 2017, Business Travel News® ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western number one in upper-mid-price and mid-price hotel brands, and Best Western receiving seven consecutive Dynatrace® Best of the Web awards for its leading hotel website. 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 32 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. Best Western’s partnerships with AAA/CAA and Harley-Davidson® 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. 

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