The Best Western Plus Antioch Hotel & Suites Receives the Best Western Chairman's Award -- the Brands Highest Award for Quality

ANTIOCH, Ill., July 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Best Western Plus - Antioch Hotel & Suites received the Best Western Chairman's Award, the hotel chain's highest honor for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman's Award recognizes Best Western International hotels with a cleanliness and maintenance inspection score of 1,000 points out of a possible 1,000. Hotels must also meet Best Western's requirements for design and exceptional customer service scores to qualify for the award.

"Receiving the Chairman's Award from Best Western is a tremendous honor," explains Tim Cepek, Corporate Managing Director Hotel Operations with New Midwest Hotels. "This award demonstrates our team's commitment to providing quality accommodations for our guests." The hotel is owned by New Midwest Hotels Antioch, LLC, and managed by New Midwest Hotels under the leadership of Tim Cepek.

"I am particularly proud of my entire staff, including our front office, housekeeping and maintenance team, who work very hard each day to achieve this level of excellence," added Cepek.

Located at 350 West Highway 173, Antioch, IL, in the heart of Lake County, the Best Western Plus Antioch Hotel & Suites completed a multi-million dollar renovation including all 68 guestrooms and suites as well as the hotel's lobby, the indoor/outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, the addition of a state-of-the-art exercise room, and new mixed-use meeting and banquet space located off of the lobby. The hotel also has Antioch's only lakefront lounge, Fox's, with its fabulous 2,000 square foot outdoor patio, and large all-season fireplace.

The 2500-square foot indoor heated swimming pool & Jacuzzi tub has also been completely remodeled with expanded outdoor sundecks that can be cross-utilized as function space. Inside the hotel, the décor is sophisticated and welcoming, incorporating natural stone and warm colors. The breakfast bar opens to the lobby and creates a comfortable place to enjoy breakfast or a meal throughout the day. Each of the guestrooms and suites includes new 37 inch flat screen TVs, new plush pillow-top bedding, updated bathrooms, contemporary furnishings including a work and seating area, and an in-room coffee maker, mini-fridge and microwave. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Antioch Hotel & Suites offers a wide array of amenities, including a complimentary hot breakfast, complimentary wireless access, local telephone calls and long distance access, a business center, and an onsite laundry.

The hotel is in close proximity to Chain O' Lakes State Park, the Port of Blarney, and the area's other popular recreational facilities. It is less than a one hour drive from both downtown Chicago and Milwaukee. For information and reservations visit: www.AntiochSuites.com or call: 847.395.3606.

The Best Western Antioch Hotel & Suites participates in the brand's worldwide, toll-free reservations system, as well as centralized advertising, marketing, purchasing, quality assurance standards, training and interior design services. Reservations may be booked by calling Best Western's international toll-free reservation's number 800-WESTERN. Reservations are also available from Best Western International's Web site at www.bestwestern.com.

About Best Western International, Inc.

Best Western International, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a privately held hotel brand made up of more than 4,000* BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS® and BEST WESTERN PREMIER® hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Now celebrating 66 years of hospitality, Best Western welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests nightly. Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales, marketing and promotional support, and online and mobile booking capabilities. More than 14 million travelers are members of the brand's award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. The brand's partnerships with AAA/CAA, racecar driver Michael Waltrip, and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Best Western in 2011 was named AAA's and CAA's Hotel Partner of the Year and bestwestern.com was named the 2011 Compuware Best of the Web Gold award winner. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.bestwestern.com.

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