Best Western expands Australian network
New properties in Albany and Karratha
Best Western continues to evolve and welcomed two excellent new properties in Western Australia to its hotels and resorts network.
“It’s fantastic to see properties of this calibre joining Best Western – it’s testament to the exciting brand evolution and repositioning we’ve undergone over recent years,” said Steve Richards, Head of Commercial at Best Western Australasia.
In both cases Best Western’s global marketing reach and strong loyalty program were factors in the hotels’ decision to join, Mr Richards said. The new properties are:
Best Western Plus The Ranges Karratha
The top-rated property in the remote north-west Australia mining and tourism hub; The Ranges is in a scenic location with 73 self-contained apartments, expansive tropical gardens, swimming pool and restaurant.
The resort opened in 2015 and was the first luxury property to be built in north-west Australia for 25 years.
“Karratha is an amazing place – beautiful, harsh, dramatic – and while people always think of it as a mining town, there’s so much for tourists to do such as viewing the oldest aboriginal rock art in the world,” said General Manager Barry Harrison.
Best Western The Clarence on Melville
Located on the edge of Albany’s Central Business District, in the far south of Western Australia, The Clarence on Melville has a strong reputation and bright future with new owners who have big plans.
“I’ve worked with a lot of chains and really believe in Best Western’s culture, philosophy and vision – it’s something I want to be part of,” said co-owner Cattia Andreas, who has worked for many years as a hospitality industry consultant.
The Clarence on Melville is the first property she has owned, entering into a partnership with her sister Elizabeth and brother-in-law Brian Lovell.
“This place has got so much potential – Albany’s Western Australia’s best-kept secret and is about to boom.”
As is the case with all Best Western properties, these latest additions to the network offer free high-speed internet, healthy breakfasts and the ability to earn or redeem Best Western Rewards points.