Best Western adds two casino resorts to its BW Premier Collection

The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower

Best Western Hotels & Resorts revealed the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower in Las Vegas and the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nev., will join Best Western’s BW Premier Collection soft brand, which launched in 2015. Both properties are owned by American Casino and Entertainment Properties.

“It’s a very exciting day for Best Western Hotels & Resorts as we will now offer two new and thrilling travel destinations for our loyal guests,” Ron Pohl, SVP and COO of Best Western Hotels & Resorts, said in a release. “Whether you’re looking for exhilarating sights and gaming options, world-class dining and entertainment at your fingertips or just an unforgettable guest stay, these hotels provide it all. In addition, this fantastic partnership will allow travelers visiting these landmark properties to take advantage of our award-winning Best Western Rewards loyalty program, one of the richest loyalty programs in the industry.”

“We were searching for the right soft brand to align with and it was immediately clear that Best Western Hotels & Resorts shares our commitment to delivering a unique and exceptional travel experience at a great value,” Frank Riolo, CEO, ACEP, said in a statement. “Not only that, we will have access to Best Western’s second-to-none brand support, online platforms and loyalty program, while our properties maintain their iconic identities in both Las Vegas and Laughlin.”

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The Aquarius Casino Resort

Opened in 1996, the Stratosphere serves as the tallest structure in Vegas, rising 1,149 feet above the ground and including an observation deck which provides 360-degree views of the Vegas strip and surrounding areas. The tallest observation tower in the United States, the Stratosphere encompasses a 24-hour casino with a newly remodeled Race & Sportsbook, casual and upscale dining options – including the Top of the World restaurant – lounges, live music and entertainment, two rooftop pools and the Tower Shops. Guests looking for thrills can leap 855 feet from Las Vegas’ Sky Jump – which holds the Guinness World Record for highest controlled descent. Other tower rides include the Big Shot! Insanity and X-Scream.

Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest gaming resort in Laughlin, Nev., providing 1,906 rooms and suites and a 57,000-square-foot casino offering 1,250 slot machines, a variety of table games and a modern race and sportsbook. The Aquarius Casino Resort offers multiple amenities including restaurants from fine dining to casual dining.