Best Western Hotels & Resorts continued its global expansion with the addition of the Best Western Plus Astana Hotel in the center of Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital.
The 108-room and 28-suite hotel is near the Astana International Airport, administrative, business and tourist districts. Attractions near the hotel include the Nurzhol Boulevard, Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall, the House of Ministries and the Bayterek Monument.
Astana is the second largest city in Kazakhstan, and is also a rapidly-emerging business and tourism destination internationally. Astana is listed in the Top Travel Destinations Of 2017 by AMEX Essentials, and is listed among the 52 places to visit in 2017 by The New York Times.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts established its presence in Kazakhstan in 2013 when the 196-room Best Western Plus Atakent Park was opened. The hotel is in the center of Almaty, Kazakhstan’s former capital and its largest city. Almaty, the cultural and business center of not only Kazakhstan but also Central Asia, is the epicenter for several international companies, as well as some of the country’s largest banks, including Kazkommertsbank.
"We can see great potential and further expansion opportunities in the country and CIS region," Suzi Yoder, SVP of international operations, Best Western Hotels & Resorts said in a statement. "International events such as Astana EXPO-2017 and Astana Leisure 2017 are expected to draw approximately 3 to 4 million visitors to the city. Both fairs will play an important role in putting Astana on the map, making it an attractive destination for international travelers, and driving the demand in the region."