" International, Inc. possesses the most effective Western Hotels & Resorts brand, which it licenses to over 4,500 hotels worldwide.  The franchise business, with its home office in Phoenix, Arizona,  consists of greater than 2,000 hotels in The United States and Canada.  The brand was founded by M.K. Guertin in 1946. As of May 2019, David Kong is the head of state and Chief Executive Officer of Best Western as well as likewise Dorothy Dowling is the major marketing and advertising law enforcement officer.
In 1964, Canadian resort proprietors signed up with the system. Finest Western afterwards raised to Mexico, Australia, as well as New Zealand in 1976.
In 2002, Best Western International presented Best Western Premier in Europe and also Asia. (The other hotels in the chain were referred to as Ideal Western.) In 2011, the chain's branding system-wide altered to a three-tiered system: Ideal Western, Best Western Plus, and Ideal Western Premier."