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Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Owned by Jamsan Hotel Management, Best Western Plus North Shore Hotel Opens in Danvers, Massachusetts

DANVERS, MA. November 1, 2017 - Best Western® Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of the Best Western Plus North Shore Hotel, located at 50 Dayton St. Owned by Jamsan Hotel Management, the 100% smoke-free hotel features 134 guest rooms.

Hotel amenities at this beautiful facility include a full hot complimentary breakfast, fitness center and a seasonal outdoor patio with a fire pit. Each room is equipped with a 43” flat screen HD television, refrigerator, microwave and free wireless Internet access.

For business travelers, the hotel offers a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing, copy and faxing services. Free wireless Internet access is available in all public areas. Meeting facilities include two rooms holding up to 50 attendees each and a board room holding up to 8.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Best Western Plus brand, as it is well known and respected for its high standards and commitment to quality customer service,” said Chad Hanson, general manager, Best Western Plus North Shore Hotel. “This property is an exceptional lodging option for our guests, and a tremendous asset to our community as whole.”

The new Best Western Plus North Shore Hotel is conveniently located just 15 miles north of Boston and only 7 miles from historic Salem. Guests can visit the nearby harbor towns of Rockport and Gloucester only 20 minutes north plus many area attractions including the Salem Witch Museum, Peabody Essex Museum , House of Seven Gables, New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Boston Children’s Museum and the Bunker Hill Monument. The hotel is also just minutes from Gordon College, Endicott College and Salem State University.

For more information, visit Best Western’s website at bestwestern.com.

About Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,100* hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers 10 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Vîb®, GLô®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, and BW Premier Collection®; as well as its recently launched franchise offerings: SureStay®, SureStay Plus® and SureStay Signature Collection®. Now celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and award-winning online and mobile booking capabilities. Best Western continues to set industry records regarding awards and accolades, including 64 percent of the brand’s North American hotels earning a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award in 2017, Business Travel News® ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western in the top three upper-mid-price and mid-price hotel brands for three years in a row, and Best Western receiving seven consecutive Dynatrace® Best of the Web awards for its leading hotel website. Best Western has also won eight consecutive AAA®/CAA® Lodging Partner of the Year awards, recognizing the brand’s commitment to providing exceptional service and great value to AAA’s 56 million members in the U.S. and Canada. Over 30 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. Best Western’s partnerships with AAA/CAA and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Through its partnership with Google® Street View, Best Western is the first major company of its size and scale to launch a virtual reality experience for customers, setting a new industry standard and reinventing how guests view hotels.

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