Industry Update
Press Release26 April 2016

Best Western unveils brand new hotel in Puerto Princesa, Philippines

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BEST WESTERN PLUS

Bangkok -- Best Western® Hotels & Resorts has unveiled an exciting new property in Puerto Princesa, the largest city on the tropical island of Palawan, in the Philippines.

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Scheduled to open in June 2016, Best Western Plus Ivy Wall is a brand new midscale hotel that provides both business and leisure travelers with convenient access to all the city's main landmarks and attractions.

It is located just a few minutes from Puerto Princesa International Airport, which has regular flight connections to Manila and other cities across the Philippines, and 1.5 hours' drive from the stunning, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Puerto Princesa Underground River.

"Best Western's expansion in the Philippines continues to gather momentum, and I am delighted to be able to welcome guests to another exciting destination in this vibrant country," said Olivier Berrivin, Best Western Hotels & Resorts' Managing Director of International Operations - Asia.

"Puerto Princesa and the island of Palawan are becoming new tourist hotspots in Southeast Asia, with an increasing number of travelers eager to experience this tropical paradise. With idyllic beaches and bays and the breath-taking Puerto Princesa Underground River, which has been listed as one of the 'New 7 Wonders of Nature', Puerto Princesa is a wonderfully unique and attractive destination for tourists.

With its contemporary style and range of international amenities, I am confident that Best Western Plus Ivy Wall will become a firm favorite among the rising number of travelers to Puerto Princesa," Mr. Berrivin concluded.

A modern midscale hotel, Best Western Plus Ivy Wall offers 120 rooms and suites, all of which feature a contemporary Filipino design and come equipped with 42-inch LCD televisions, DVD players, mini-bars, spacious work desks and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

And as with all Best Western hotels worldwide, Wi-Fi is free-of-charge both in guest rooms and public areas.

When they are not exploring the stunning local scenery, guests can unwind with a treatment at the hotel's spa, plunge into the tropical outdoor swimming pool, or enjoy exquisite local and international cuisine at the on-site restaurant. There is also a poolside bar, allowing guests to unwind with a refreshing cold drink during the heat of the day.

For the corporate and events market, the hotel features a business center, three meeting rooms and a 300m² ballroom, plus a VIP dining room which is served by a private butler and can host intimate dinners.

Best Western Plus Ivy Wall becomes the eighth Best Western hotel in the Philippines, joining existing properties in Manila, Makati City, Cebu City, Subic Bay and the resort island of Boracay.

It also becomes the country's fourth midscale Best Western Plus hotel, following the Best Western Plus Antel Hotel in Makati City, Best Western Plus Lex Cebu and the recently-opened Best Western Plus Hotel Subic.

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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 bestwestern.com, bestwesterndevelopers.com, worldhotels.com and surestay.com.

* 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.

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Siriporn Trachoo
Marketing & Communications Best Western International – Asia
Phone: +66 2 656 1260
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