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BWH Hotel Group® president & CEO David Kong Announces Retirement After 20 Years At The Helm Of Global Hospitality Brand

BWH Hotel Group announced today that David Kong, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be retiring at the end of 2021. Kong, the industry's longest running CEO, joined Best Western® Hotels & Resorts in 2001 and was named CEO in 2004. During this 20-year journey, Kong would transform the company, form BWH Hotel Group and shape it into a global powerhouse. He leaves an indelible mark on the entire hotel industry.
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Best Western® Hotels & Resorts CEO David Kong Celebrates 15 Years At Helm Of Thriving, Evolving Brand

Industry innovator and thought leader David Kong is celebrating his 15th year as President and CEO of Best Western Hotels & Resorts. As he hits the anticipated milestone, Kong becomes the longest-running CEO of a top 10 major hotel chain and Best Western finds itself poised for its most exciting year yet.
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Phoenix -- Best Western® Hotels & Resorts celebrated its annual convention this week and recapped a number of accomplishments from its 70th birthday year. Joined by approximately 2,600 members of the Best Western family, Best Western Hotels & Resorts' President and CEO David Kong led the celebration and discussed each company advancement.
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Bw Expands Global Footprint In South Africa

As part of its dynamic development program in Southern Africa, Best Western Hotels & Resorts is growing its portfolio from one to 14 total properties in the region over the next 12 months. The multi-phase signing agreement with Orion Hotels is integral to the brand's expansion plans in Africa and provides travelers with a more geographically diverse portfolio at which to earn and redeem Best Western Rewards® points. Phase one will see the addition of Velmoré Hotel Estate (Erasmia) and...
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Best Western Hotels & Resorts Chicago Vīb at Midway Airport Breaks Ground

Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BW) President and CEO David Kong was joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives Michael Madigan, Ward 13 Alderman Marty Quinn and Vīb developer Amit Patel at Tuesday's ground breaking ceremony for the hotel. Vīb (as in vibrant) is BW's new chic, hip urban boutique hotel.
Tags: Chicago, VIB, Chicago Vīb, Midway Airport Breaks Ground, David Kong, Rahm Emanuel Speaker, Alderman Marty Quinn, Amit Patel

Best Western Launches "It's Personal" Executive Blog

With more than 40 years of experience in the travel sector and the longest tenure of any major hotel brand CEO, Best Western International President and CEO David Kong has a unique view from atop the hotel landscape. Kong will share his perspective – along with the personal stories that have defined his leadership journey – in a new executive blog entitled "It's Personal."
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Airbnb and the Sharing Economy | By David Kong

Welcome to the inaugural post of 'It's Personal', an online forum where I will share my own experiences and opinions on the lodging industry. As the name implies, I'll take on issues that I'm passionate about — but the secret sauce is you. I am hopeful we can start a discussion and want to hear your feedback.
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