Independent golf resort joins Best Western's BW Premier Collection

Best Western Hotels & Resorts revealed the addition of the BW Premier Collection Cypress Bend Resort Golf and Conference Center to its portfolio. The property – located on the Toledo Bend Lake in Many, La., – is home to an 18-hole championship golf course, spa and indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool. BW Premier Collection is Best Western’s soft brand, consisting of selected upscale independent hotels and resorts that retain their design, name and orientation.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Cypress Bend Resort Golf and Conference Center to the Best Western family,” said Ron Pohl, SVP of brand management for Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “BW Premier Collection provides independent hoteliers with access to Best Western’s strong brand heritage, support, and sales and marketing tools – all while preserving their unique hotel identity. We look forward to welcoming other signature destination properties like this one to our growing portfolio.”

BW Premier Collection Cypress Bend Resort Golf and Conference Center is a lakefront resort that is designed for business and leisure travelers, with 95 guestrooms and 14 two-bedroom suites overlooking the golf course. Additional amenities include a fitness center, scenic nature hiking trails and three on-site dining options. The property also provides fishing reports and guided fishing excursions on the largest man-made lake in the American South.  Fishing excursions include half or full-day trips with boat, tackle and lures included.

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“We are pleased to be associated with a high-profile, globally recognized brand, such as Best Western Hotels & Resorts,” said Gary Grant, GM of Cypress Bend Resort Golf and Conference Center. “We look forward to capitalizing on the global reach that Best Western’s network can provide, while remaining true to the unique qualities that make our gorgeous resort feel like a comfortable, one-of-a-kind home away from home.”

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