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Best Western Hotels Boosts Pakistan Portfolio with Four New Signings
Islamabad, Pakistan, September 29, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Best Western Hotels and Resorts is rapidly becoming one of the leading international hotel operators in Pakistan. Having achieved the highest number of signings in the country of any global hotel chain in 2021, and again this year, it has now confirmed the signing of four new properties in this dynamic Asian country, increasing its nationwide portfolio by 200%.
The company currently operates two Best Western Premier hotels in Pakistan, offering stylish upscale stays in the bustling metropolis of Lahore and the capital city, Islamabad. Now, Best Western has announced the signing of four additional properties, comprising 293 rooms and suites: Best Western Plus Hotel Lake Junction Rawalpindi, Best Western Premier Hotel Kalam Heights Swat, Best Western Premier Hotel Malam Jabba, and Best Western Premier Hotel Karim Abad Hunza.
Best Western Premier Hotel Kalam Heights Swat is nestled in a scenic mountainous setting in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Upon opening in December 2025, this upscale hotel will feature 80 upscale rooms and suites, plus a complete range of facilities.
Best Western Premier Hotel Karim Abad Hunza will bring the company’s international upscale brand to the Hunza Valley, a stunning natural landscape in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. Due to opening in December 2025, this hotel will provide 50 rooms.
Best Western Plus Hotel Lake Junction Rawalpindi will introduce the group’s elevated midscale brand, Best Western Plus, to Pakistan for the first time. Scheduled to open in October 2026, this new-build hotel will offer 113 rooms in the country’s fourth largest city.
Best Western Premier Hotel Malam Jabba will be a stylish upscale hotel located in the scenic hill station of Malan Jabba, in northern Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. When it opens its doors in December 2026, this new-build property will feature 50 rooms and suites.
Every Best Western hotel in Pakistan offers contemporary in-room amenities, including comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms with power showers, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, work desks, USB ports and complimentary Wi-Fi, making them ideal for business and leisure travelers alike. All guests will also be able to earn and redeem points and benefits with the award-winning Best Western Rewards®, loyalty program.
“The world’s fifth most populous country, Pakistan holds a huge amount of potential for a well-known and respected hotel group like Best Western. These four new signings will bring internationally branded accommodation to major cities and up-and-coming regions, creating outstanding options for local leisure guests, families, corporate travelers and more. We will continue to seek new opportunities to expand into even more parts of Pakistan in the future,” said Olivier Berrivin, Vice President of Operations – Asia-Pacific, BWH Hotel Group.
About Best Western Hotels and Resorts
Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand within the BWH Hotel Group® global network. With 17 brands and approximately 4,500 hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide*, BWH Hotel Group suits the needs of developers and guests in every market. Brands include Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Vīb®, GLō®, Aiden®, BW Premier Collection®, and BW Signature Collection®. Through the acquisition, WorldHotelsTM Luxury, WorldHotels Elite, WorldHotels Distinctive, and WorldHotels Crafted collections are also offered. Completing the portfolio are SureStay®, SureStay Plus®, SureStay Collection®, and SureStay Studio® franchises**.
* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.
**All Best Western, WorldHotels and SureStay branded hotels are independently owned and operated.