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Best Western International – The World’s Largest Hotel Chain® opens its first hotel in Laos. Enjoying a prime location in the capital city Vientiane, it’s the first property in the chain’s plans for a network of strategically located hotels around Laos. 
Best Western Vientiane Hotel exudes a peaceful atmosphere on Francois Ngin rd, next to the beautiful Mekong River. The hotel is ideal for those seeking a tranquil and charming environment, while boasting the convenience of being close to the city’s business and commercial areas, main markets, restaurants and attractions. Wattay International Airport is just 10 kms away.
“We are very excited to be opening up Laos as a new territory for Best Western,” said Best Western Vice President International Operations Asia Glenn de Souza. “Laos has become an increasingly attractive tourist destination and has considerable potential to develop much further. This underlines the need for the international standard accommodation for which Best Western is recognized as an industry leader worldwide.”
Best Western Vientiane Hotel’s facilities include a restaurant serving a delicious variety of local dishes as well as Western cuisine, fitness room, swimming pool, business center and recreational area where guests can make use of complimentary internet 24 hours a day.
“What Best Western offers is just right for what the market needs and that is upper class accommodation with international standards and quality service” explained Mr. Rashane Sala-Ngarm, Best Western International Development Manager – Asia. 
Best Western International has impressive expansion plans for Laos. In August 2008 the chain opened an Area Development Office in Vientiane which is working closely with the Asia Head Office in Bangkok, to open hotels in the key destinations of Luang Prabang, Champasak, Xien Khouang and Bokeo within 3 years.


dont we have enough hotel for tourism?


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No, we don't have enough GOOD hotels.

I think its great to have Best Western open a Lao branch, not only to attract other companies, but to also put some pressure in the market. If the Best Western in Laos is as good as the ones in the US, then the big local hotels will have a lot of improving to do. Hopefully quality and service goes up, and price goes down!

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Best Western Union? I never heard of this kind of hotel chain before. This is my first time to notice. I knew just Starwood Hotels (Westin, Le Meridien, Sheraton, W Hotel, Luxury Collection, Loft and St. Regis), Accor hotel chains

Best Western Union. Is it the same company when you go to TT money Western Union? confuseyawn

Some comment above me, you may right and wrong at the same time. Yes, we do have lots of hotels and GH (guesthouses) which mostly owned by our local peoples. If Big international hotels come to build it in Laos more and more and more. The tourist have more choices to stay but I just concern about the small hotels which owned by Laos people may go bankrupt as can not compete with the big international hotel chains then....it may come to the end of the local business. The hotel that we owned become smaller and smaller



-- Edited by lao-girl on Thursday 14th of January 2010 04:25:44 PM

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lao-girl wrote:

Best Western Union? I never heard of this kind of hotel chain before. This is my first time to notice. I knew just Starwood Hotels (Westin, Le Meridien, Sheraton, W Hotel, Luxury Collection, Loft and St. Regis), Accor hotel chains

Best Western Union. Is it the same company when you go to TT money Western Union? confuseyawn

Some comment above me, you may right and wrong at the same time. Yes, we do have lots of hotels and GH (guesthouses) which mostly owned by our local peoples. If Big international hotels come to build it in Laos more and more and more. The tourist have more choices to stay but I just concern about the small hotels which owned by Laos people may go bankrupt as can not compete with the big international hotel chains then....it may come to the end of the local business. The hotel that we owned become smaller and smaller



-- Edited by lao-girl on Thursday 14th of January 2010 04:25:44 PM



best western......honestly i would rather stay at a laos owned guest house..these chain hotels have no soul!!!! I realize that the laos people need progress...but are not like this!

 



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well i see job opportunities.

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I found it on the internet about this hotel in Pattaya, the beach resort in Eastern part of Thailand. Best Western Bella Villa Cabana





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well i see job opportunities.




i agree with you...it will bring some jobs...but what makes Laos so exotic to visitors is the lack of almost anything western...just don't Laos to get caught up in westernizing itself....don't want to see it become Thailand...i like Thailand...but i prefer Laos for the reasons above....



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Same here. I like Laos raw, unassuming beauty

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Mabuhay wrote:

Same here. I like Laos raw, unassuming beauty




yeah..the last thing i want to do in Laos is to stay in a best western hotel with western facilities....i mean i didn't travel half way around the world to stay at a hotel i could find down the road in the US...eco-tourism style hotels are the way to go...the answer to Laos needing jobs does not lye with chain hotels and china...



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i leave for Laos on February 5th... i will be there for 42 days...i spend as little time in the major cities as i have to. in fact some places i ended up they had not seen westerners in years....i hate to say it but sometimes westerners ruin places....so i tend to try to get away from them..(although i am from the us)

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i was there last year for 8 weeks

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i am actually looking for families i could do home stays with(preferably outside the city)
i would love to stay with a family for a while and help them out in exchange for me learning about them personally and culturally...

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Have fun!

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i think it may be impossible not to ....thanks!!!

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Can`t you read it does not say anything about Western Union it says Western International

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lao-girl wrote:

Best Western Union? I never heard of this kind of hotel chain before. This is my first time to notice. I knew just Starwood Hotels (Westin, Le Meridien, Sheraton, W Hotel, Luxury Collection, Loft and St. Regis), Accor hotel chains

Best Western Union. Is it the same company when you go to TT money Western Union? confuseyawn

Some comment above me, you may right and wrong at the same time. Yes, we do have lots of hotels and GH (guesthouses) which mostly owned by our local peoples. If Big international hotels come to build it in Laos more and more and more. The tourist have more choices to stay but I just concern about the small hotels which owned by Laos people may go bankrupt as can not compete with the big international hotel chains then....it may come to the end of the local business. The hotel that we owned become smaller and smaller



-- Edited by lao-girl on Thursday 14th of January 2010 04:25:44 PM



Best Western International    NOTHING about Western Union,  learn to read

 



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