Best Western Opens a Hotel in San Fernando, the Culinary Capital of the Philippines

Manila (Philippines) – July 22, 2017 (travelindex) – Best Western Hotels & Resorts has continued to expand its presence across the Philippines, bringing its modern, international hotels to new and exciting destinations.

The latest addition to the company’s growing portfolio is the Best Western Bendix Hotel, located in the city of San Fernando, Pampanga – the culinary capital of the Philippines. Situated on the McArthur Highway, which is just a 15 minute drive from Clark International Airport and 45 minutes from Manila, the hotel is exceptionally well-connected and convenient for both business and leisure travelers.

It is also the first “green hotel” in San Fernando, meaning it has been constructed using environmentally-friendly building methods and will operate in an energy-efficient manner.

“With its large domestic population, rising affluence and increasing popularity as an international tourist destination, the Philippines is an incredibly important market for Best Western,” said Olivier Berrivin, Best Western’s Managing Director of International Operations – Asia.

“In addition to our existing hotels and resorts in key markets like Manila, Cebu and Boracay, we have recently introduced our high-quality international hotels to new markets such as Subic Bay and Puerto Princesa. Now, I am delighted to announce Best Western’s entry into San Fernando – the Philippines’ gastronomic capital and an important regional market.”

Best Western Bendix Hotel will provide local and international visitors with a modern midscale accommodation option in this vibrant city. With our world-class service standards and extensive facilities for events, including a large ballroom, we expect this hotel to become a strong player in the local market,” Olivier added.

The Best Western Bendix Hotel features 45 contemporary guest rooms, all of which come equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, work space and unique ergonomic pillows to guarantee a good night’s sleep.

Guests can enjoy excellent local and international cuisine in the restaurant, which showcases a selection of popular dishes that originate in Pampanga. There is also a casual coffee shop with indoor and al fresco seating, making it the perfect place to unwind during the day.

The Best Western Bendix Hotel also offers a choice of three different function rooms, each of which host up to 120 guests for meetings and seminars. And for large corporate events, weddings and gala dinners, the 332m² Giant Lantern Ballroom can accommodate up to 300 people.

Following the opening of the new property on July 21st, 2017, Best Western now operates a portfolio of eight hotels across the Philippines, making it one of the largest international hotel groups in the country. This portfolio covers a series of business and leisure destinations including Manila, Makati City, Boracay, Cebu City, Puerto Princesa, Subic Bay and now San Fernando.

About Best Western Hotels & Resorts:
Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,100* hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers 10 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®, and BW Premier Collection®; as well as its recently launched franchise offerings: SureStay®, SureStay Plus® and SureStay Signature Collection®. 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 in the top three upper-mid-price and mid-price hotel brands for three years in a row, and Best Western receiving seven consecutive Dynatrace® Best of the Web awards for its leading hotel website. Best Western has also won eight consecutive AAA®/CAA® Lodging Partner of the Year awards, recognizing the brand’s commitment to providing exceptional service and great value to AAA’s 56 million members in the U.S. and Canada. Over 30 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.

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

Contact information:
Marketing Communications Department
Best Western Hotels and Resorts – Asia
Tel: +66 2 656 1260
Sirimanas Maungrod
Email: sirimanas.maungrod@bestwestern.com
Orapan Sornnuwat
Email: orapan.sornnuwat@bestwestern.com

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