Best Western International Elects New Board Officers

New Director Also Joins Seven-Member Board

Dec 14, 2010, 10:00 ET from Best Western International

PHOENIX, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- P.G. West, owner of the BEST WESTERN Turquoise Inn & Suites in Cortez, Colo., has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the Best Western International Board of Directors.  West has been affiliated with the brand for nearly 30 years, and has served as a Board director since 2007.


"With the official launch of Best Western's Descriptor Program in February, 2011 will be a pivotal year for our brand.  We are fortunate to have an experienced leader like P.G. West in place to lead us through it," said David Kong, Best Western International president and CEO.

The seven-member Board of Directors elected Julie Montmaneix as its vice chairwoman.  Montmaneix, owner and operator of the BEST WESTERN Kings Inn in Corona, Calif., is a second-generation Best Western hotel owner and has been affiliated with the brand for more than 30 years.

Devang Amin, owner of the BEST WESTERN Horizon Inn in Edinburgh, Ind., the BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Inn & Suites in Evansville, Ind., and the BEST WESTERN Torchlite Motor Inn in Wheatlands, Wyo., was elected secretary-treasurer.

Best Western hotel owners in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas recently elected Jay Patel to a three-year term as Board Director representing their region.  Patel has been affiliated with Best Western for more than 25 years and owns four Best Western hotels in Louisiana, along with six additional hotels in suburban New Orleans and Baton Rouge.


Best Western International, Inc. is THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®, providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,000* BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS® and BEST WESTERN PREMIER® hotels in 80* countries and territories worldwide.  Each Best Western-branded hotel is independently owned and operated.  An industry pioneer since 1946, Best Western has grown into an iconic brand that hosts 400,000* worldwide guests each night.  Equally committed to the business and leisure traveler, Best Western recently embarked on a mission to lead the hotel industry in customer care.  World Vision is the charity of choice for Best Western in building the world's largest family, with our hotels and staff sponsoring children in need around the globe.  Our partnerships with AAA/CAA, Michael Waltrip Racing™ and Harley-Davidson® help guests make the most of every trip.  For the fastest way to a free night globally, join Best Western Rewards®.  For more information or to make a reservation, please visit

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Marie Yarroll

Meghan Lee

Best Western International

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