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BEST WESTERN HOLLAND HOUSE IS FIRST TO DISPLAY
NEW "BEST WESTERN PLUSSM" DESCRIPTOR
Name Change Communicates Enhanced Amenities, Experience
DETROIT LAKES, MN, 5/27/10 - The former Best Western Holland House & Suites is now the Best Western Plus Holland House, after earning the "Best Western Plus" descriptor from the World's Largest Hotel Chain®. The new descriptors, launched in 2010, give Best Western hotels the opportunity to earn the "Best Western Plus" or "BEST WESTERN PREMIER®" designation by meeting specific design and amenity guidelines. "Best Western Plus" indicates well appointed rooms with modern amenities, and an enhanced level of comfort for guests looking to get the most out of their stay.
"No two Best Western hotels are alike, so these new descriptors will help our guests choose the right hotel for their needs from among the brand's 2,200 North American properties," said David Kong, Best Western International president and CEO. "Hotels that earn the 'Plus' descriptor typically have a 3-Diamond rating from AAA, and offer a little something extra to make a guest's stay even more comfortable."
With 56 newly renovated guestrooms, a 133' indoor waterslide in a tropical pool area, and convenient guest services such as free high-speed internet access, 32" flat panel HDTV's, DVD players, a refrigerator and microwave in every room, and a complimentary full hot breakfast, the Best Western Plus Holland House is thoughtfully designed to suit the needs of any business or leisure traveler. The hotel is located at 615 U.S. Highway 10 East in Detroit Lakes, MN.
"We are extremely proud to be the first existing Best Western in North America to display the 'Best Western Plus' sign," said Chris Holland-Mehlhaff, third generation owner of the Best Western Plus Holland House and a Best Western Governor. "We have been Best Western members since 1973. When my grandparents, Emil & Hilda Holland, founded the original 13 unit Holland Motel in 1953, they recognized the importance of providing a little more than your guests expect, to be successful. Now in our fourth generation of providing hospitality, we continue that tradition, which the new BEST WESTERN PLUS descriptor helps convey to prospective guests."
Best Western Holland House & Suites has been recognized by several "Best of the Best" awards within the Best Western Family. The hotel offers meeting rooms & catering for up to 60 people, a business center, and in-room amenities including the following: coffee, hairdryer, iron, curved shower rod, alarm clocks with MP3 connection, granite countertops and voice mail. Rooms range from the new Studio Bunk Bed Rooms, which feature a Queen bed & two twin bunk beds and Family Suites to business friendly Deluxe Rooms and Whirlpool Suites. Complimentary full hot breakfast includes Scandinavian lefse, and a lobby library offers board games and DVD movies for guests to enjoy during their stay.
Guests who stay at the Best Western Plus Holland House can join and earn rewards from Best Western Rewards, one of the hotel industry's most generous hotel loyalty programs. Members can earn rewards that can be redeemed for free room nights around the globe with no blackout dates, dining, shopping and entertainment gift cards, gas cards, airline miles and more. Membership is free.
To learn more or to book a room at the Best Western Plus Holland House, visit www.bestwestern.com/hollandhouse or call 218-847-4483 or 800-338-8547.
ABOUT BEST WESTERN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Best Western International, Inc. is THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®, providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,000* independently owned and operated Best Western, Best Western Plus and BEST WESTERN PREMIER hotels in 80* countries and territories worldwide. 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 www.bestwestern.com.
*Numbers are approximate and can fluctuate
About Holland Lodging
The Lodge on Lake Detroit is independently owned & operated by Holland Motel, Inc., now in its third generation of providing excellence in hospitality. Husband and wife owners Scott Mehlhaff & Chris Holland-Mehlhaff also own & operate Best Western Plus Holland House in Detroit Lakes, MN and Best Western Superior Inn & Suites in Grand Marais, MN.