Best Western expands SA footprint


As part of its development programme in Southern Africa, Best Western Hotels & Resorts is growing its portfolio from one to 14 total properties in the region over the next 12 months with the signing of a multi-phase agreement with Orion Hotels. 

In phase one, South African hotels Velmoré Hotel Estate (Erasmia) and Hotel Promenade (Nelspruit) will be added to the Best Western Plus portfolio, and the Magoebaskloof Hotel to Best Western. The rebranding of the three hotels is projected to be complete by July. The remaining 10 hotels will rebranded by the end of Q1 2017.

Each of the 13 hotels will adopt Best Western brand standards, but will operate under the management of Orion Hotels. The two companies plan to further expand throughout Africa as Orion Hotels continues to lease, manage or acquire new properties, which will also be branded with one of the Best Western Hotels & Resorts brands.