Best Western opens 4 new-build hotels

The Best Western Premier Winnipeg East debuted in Manitoba, marking the brand’s first location in the province. Photo credit: Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Best Western Hotels & Resorts opened four new-build locations in the U.S. and Canada recently. The debuts include a Best Western in Texas, a Best Western Plus in South Dakota and a Best Western Premier and Executive Residency by Best Western in Canada.

In La Vernia, Texas, owner Jay Sinojia opened the 59-room Best Western Green Oak Inn & Suites. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, an onsite snack shop, a business center and nearly 700 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel is located a little less than 25 miles east of San Antonio. JR Hospitality Management operates the property.

The 70-key Best Western Plus Lakeview opened in Madison, S.D. It features a heated indoor pool, a fitness center and a business center. The property is located near Dakota State University, Dakota Prairie Playhouse, golf courses and hunting areas. Madison Hospitality Group owns the hotel with John Cozad as general manager.

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Further north, the Best Western Premier Winnipeg East debuted in Manitoba, marking the brand’s first location in the province. The hotel features 141 rooms, an onsite craft beer store, a bar, three meeting rooms ranging from 300 to 1,000 square feet, an indoor pool, a fitness center and a business center. Sherwood Sharfe owns the hotel and operates it with Steven James as GM.

The 117-room Executive Residency by Best Western Calgary City View North opened in Alberta. Owned by Rani Dubra and led by GM Shahid Hanif Khan, the property includes an indoor pool, a fitness center, a business center and two meeting rooms.

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