Best Western International Elects New Board Officers; P.G. West Elected Chairman

  • Best Western International
  • 12.16.10
P.G. West, owner of the Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites in Cortez, Colo., has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the Best Western International Board of Directors.

West has been affiliated with the brand for nearly 30 years, and has served as a board director since 2007.

"With the official launch of Best Western's Descriptor Program in February, 2011 will be a pivotal year for our brand.  We are fortunate to have an experienced leader like P.G. West in place to lead us through it," said David Kong, Best Western International president and CEO.

The seven-member board of directors elected Julie Montmaneix as its vice chairwoman.  Montmaneix, owner and operator of the Best Western Kings Inn in Corona, Calif., is a second-generation Best Western hotel owner and has been affiliated with the brand for more than 30 years.

Devang Amin, owner of the Best Western Horizon Inn in Edinburgh, Ind., the Best Western Plus Gateway Inn & Suites in Evansville, Ind., and the Best Western Torchlite Motor Inn in Wheatlands, Wyo., was elected secretary-treasurer.
Best Western hotel owners in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas recently elected Jay Patel to a three-year term as board director representing their region.  Patel has been affiliated with Best Western for more than 25 years and owns four Best Western hotels in Louisiana, along with six additional hotels in suburban New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

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