Industry Update
Appointment 9 April 2019

Brad LeBlanc

Appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer
At Best Western International, Inc. in Phoenix - AZ, USA

Brad LeBlanc

Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced today that it has appointed Brad LeBlanc as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer. LeBlanc will oversee North American development and will report directly to David Kong, President and CEO of Best Western Hotels & Resorts.

In recent years, Best Western has transformed into a modern and innovative global hospitality powerhouse with 16 distinctive brands in key markets across the world. Now boasting more than 4,500 properties in nearly 100 countries and territories worldwide, Best Western offers hotel solutions to suit guest and developer needs in every chain scale segment, from economy to luxury. As Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, LeBlanc will be responsible for driving the growth of Best Western in North America across the company's diverse portfolio of brands.

An industry veteran with 30 years' experience in hospitality, LeBlanc joins Best Western's executive team with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Most recently, LeBlanc served as Senior Vice President of Franchise & Partner Development with Serendipity Labs, in the new shared workspace "Coworking" office segment with a network of hospitality-focused workspaces meeting demand for an expanding mobile workforce. Prior to that LeBlanc successfully built multiple lodging brands across North America in his position as Vice President of Development for Choice Hotels and U.S. Franchise Systems.

Best Western International, Inc.

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®, BEST WESTERN PLUS EXECUTIVE RESIDENCY®, Vīb®, BW Premier Collection® and GLō.
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