Readers of Ranked the Loyalty Program Third in the “Best Hotel Loyalty Program” category and the BWR MasterCard Ranked Fifth in the
“Best Travel & Hotel Co-Branded Credit Card” category


Phoenix, AZ (October 8, 2021) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) announced today that its award-winning loyalty program, Best Western Rewards® (BWR®), has been ranked the No. 3 Best Hotel Loyalty Program; and the BWR MasterCard has been ranked the No. 5 Best Travel & Hotel Co-branded Credit Card by USA TODAY’s – solidifying BWR’s place as a top loyalty program choice for travelers.

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“We are thrilled to be recognized for our award-winning loyalty program by travelers, as we are continuously focused on providing exceptional offerings and lucrative benefits for our valued BWR members,” said Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for BWHR. “This recognition confirms that our valuable promotions and unprecedented perks, combined with our unwavering commitment to taking care of our guests, are resonating with our customers.”  

Recognizing the desires and expectations of travelers, BWHR was the first in the industry to extend loyalty status to its BWR members whose travel plans were greatly impacted by travel restrictions and cancellations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. BWHR has elevated its appreciation of BWR’s most loyal members by rewarding them with an opportunity to climb the loyalty ladder even faster. Travelers can now earn Elite Status with just five nights, three stays or 5,000 points – a 50 percent reduction to Elite Status eligibility requirements that applies to each BWR Elite Status tier.

To learn more about the Loyalty & Rewards Readers’ Choice Awards please visit Details of BWHR’s award-winning BWR loyalty program can be found by visiting Best Western Rewards.  For more information on Best Western Hotels & Resorts, visit:


About Best Western® Hotels & Resorts:

Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand within the BWH Hotel GroupSM global network. With 18 brands and approximately 4,700 hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide*, BWH Hotel Group suits the needs of developers and guests in every market. Brands 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 acquisition, WorldHotelsTM Luxury, WorldHotels Elite, WorldHotels Distinctive and WorldHotels Crafted collections are also offered. Completing the portfolio is SureStay®, SureStay Plus®, SureStay Collection® and SureStay StudioSM franchises**. For more information visit,, and

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

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