(New Delhi – December 18, 2017) Best Western Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that it has been awarded with the title of “Best Debut Hotel Chain” at the 2017 India Hospitality Awards.

The India Hospitality Awards, one of the most respected award platforms in the travel industry, has always identified and recognized the achievements and accomplishments of progressive companies and leaders from the industry. The awards are supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, and esteemed trade associations.

The Chief Guest at the occasion was Alphons Kannanthanam, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism & Minister of State Electronics & Information Technology, while the Guest of Honor was Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized with this award on behalf of my entire team. Such an honor is a recognition of what we have delivered and will definitely motivate the entire team to create higher benchmark for the brand in the future,” said Atul Jain, Chief Operating Officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts – India. 

“This award has come at a time when we would be opening our managed hotels. In 2018, we are planning to open six hotels in India and three in Bangladesh,” Atul concluded. 


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