By JAMES WILKINSON
Best Western Australasia has opened its first Premier branded property in the region, Hotel 115 Kew in Melbourne’s inner suburbs.
Owned by veteran hotelier Phil Hateley, Best Western Premier Hotel 115 Kew is a 112-room upscale property that’s highlighted by its technologically-advanced rooms that feature Apple iMac mini computers and 42-inch LCD screens, along with a microbrewery and premium conference space.
The property was officially opened tonight (June 21), by Best Western’s global President and CEO, David Kong, Best Western Australasia’s CEO Rob Anderson and Hateley, who also serves as the President of Best Western Australasia.
Kong exclusively told HM he was thrilled to be in Melbourne for the launch and said the new Best Western Premier Hotel 115 Kew was one of the best in the global network.
Anderson said the property was the first of two Best Western Premier, with a hotel slated to open in Perth in October owned by leading hotelier Chris Pye.
“We’re sure guests will be delighted with the distinct style and personalised service offered to them by the new Best Western Premier Hotel 115 Kew,” Anderson said. “As our first Premier property in Australia, we are thrilled with the quality of this property”.
Hateley’s son Bryce is the brewmaster for the microbrewery, located in the hotel’s signature restaurant and he told HM once beers are bottled in the coming months, they will be offered to guests in not just the bar and eatery, but in guestroom mini bars as well.