First Best Western Premier Hotel Opens in Canada

The first Canadian Best Western Premier hotel, which offers guests upscale amenities and a refined experience, opened earlier this month in Calgary.  The iconic hotel chain has opened seven Best Western Premier hotels in North America since launching its three-descriptor strategy in early 2011.

Guests at the newly developed Best Western Premier Freeport Inn and Suites, located just three kilometers from the Calgary International Airport, will enjoy luxurious amenities including on-site dining, complimentary breakfast, an exercise facility, an indoor heated pool with a waterslide and a cocktail lounge.  The hotel also offers free parking, a complimentary airport shuttle, meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 80 guests and a business center.

Located at 86 Freeport Blvd. NE in Calgary, the hotel is near shopping, dining and recreation choices, including popular Calgary attractions such as Canada Olympic Park, Calgary Aero Space Museum and the Calgary Zoo.

“The Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites is a welcome addition to our North American portfolio of hotels,” said David Kong, president and CEO of Best Western International.  “Calgary is not only a popular tourist destination, but it serves as a major business travel corridor.  This new hotel is an ideal lodging choice for a refined stay.”

Like all Best Western Premier properties, the Freeport Inn & Suites has features and amenities that exceed CAA’s three diamond requirements.

The 97 sophisticated guest rooms and suites feature:

42-inch flat screen televisions

Premium clock radios with a MP3 connection

Contemporary furnishings and luxury bed lines and towels

Functional desk with complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access