Best Western Great Britain has agreed a group deal with Robert Peel to bring all nine of his hotels into the brand.
The deal, which will see all the nine properties activated into Best Western’s soft brands over the next 12 months, comes on the back of news that Best Western is on track for a record recruitment year for the second year running.
Robert Peel, chief executive of Peel Hotels Plc, said: “I was looking for a brand that would allow the hotels flexibility to maximise their independence but at the same time support us with distribution, access a global loyalty scheme and benefit from new sales, marketing and revenue technologies. Best Western Great Britain’s range of soft brands and strategy for the future made it the perfect fit for a profitable partnership.”
Rob Paterson, chief executive of Best Western Great Britain, said: “Over the next 18 months we are investing significantly in new technology which we think will lead the market in sales, marketing and revenue to make our membership more attractive and give owners and operators more compelling reasons to join us.”
The hotels (The Bull Hotel, Peterborough, The Midland Hotel, Bradford, The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Leeds, The Caledonian Hotel, Newcastle, The Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle, The Strathdon Hotel, Nottingham, The George Hotel, Wallingford and The King Malcolm Hotel, Dunfermline are all joining the Sure Hotel Collection soft brand, and The Norfolk Royale Hotel is joining the BW Signature Collection soft brand.