Best Western names 2020 board chairman

Best Western West Valley Inn
As of June 30, Best Western Hotels & Resorts had 2,279 hotels, including the Best Western West Valley Inn in West Valley City, Utah, open in the Americas. Photo credit: Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Peter Kwong. Photo credit: Best
Western Hotels & Resorts

Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ board of directors elected Peter Kwong as board chairman for 2020. Previously the board’s vice chairman, Kwong brings 35 years of hospitality experience, including 25 years of Best Western ownership, to his new role.

“Mr. Kwong has impressive experience and a deep understanding of our brand,” David Kong, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ president/CEO, said in a statement. “He is well-regarded among our hoteliers as an innovative, strategic and trusted colleague. I am confident that his expertise will deliver tremendous value to our brand as we continue to enhance our brand image and drive superior revenue to our hotels.”

While with Best Western, Kwong has served as a governor and as a member of the District VI Marketing Co-op and the Best Western Reservation Technology Committee. In 2015, he was elected to the board of directors to represent District 6, which includes California, Nevada and Hawaii.

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“It is an honor to be elected to the position of chairman of the board of directors for Best Western Hotels & Resorts,” Kwong said in a statement. “I have spent decades with this brand and have witnessed firsthand the remarkable evolution we’ve made from the addition of new and relevant brands to the significant property improvements made by our hoteliers. I am thrilled to lead our board of directors during this exciting, transformative time for our brand, and look forward to continuing Best Western’s amazing journey in 2020.”

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