Best Western Plus Beach Resort Receives Prestigious Award

Best Western Plus Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach received the Champion RevPAR Award at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

Online PR News – 23-May-2018 – Fort Myers Beach, FL – The Best Western Plus Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach received the Champion RevPAR Award at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts' District IV Meeting held recently in Orlando, Florida. This award was presented in front of several hundred District IV Best Western hoteliers from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

The Champion RevPAR Award is earned by the property in each district with the most improved revenue per available room. The hotel also must meet quality, design and service standards, as well as other membership requirements, to qualify for this award.

The Best Western Plus Beach Resort was one of only seven hotels out of more than 2,100 properties in the U.S. and Canada to receive the designation this year.

"I am pleased to congratulate the Best Western Plus Beach Resort on receiving the 2018 Champion RevPAR Award," said James Cosgrove, Chairman of Best Western Hotels & Resorts' Board of Directors. "Best Western has undergone a transformative brand refresh in recent years - unveiling a contemporized identity and enhancing our brand offerings to ensure we provide our guests with the best in hospitality. This award honors hotels like the Best Western Plus Beach Resort that go above and beyond to exemplify the high standards of today's Best Western."

"It's an honor to be receiving the RevPAR award from Best Western, said Jeff Malbon, general manager of The Best Western Plus Beach Resort. "Our resort continues to evolve to focus on the needs of today's travelers. We challenge our team every day to ensure our guests' stay is exceptional and this award is a reflection of their hard work."

Jeff Malbon and his cousin, Tim Malbon, managing general partner, operate the family-owned resort with family members. The resort is consistently recognized for excellence. Awards include a 2018 recipient of Best Western's Chairman's award, a 2017 recipient of the M.K. Guertin Award, the brand's most esteemed honor, a five-year winner of Best Western's Champion Customer Care Award and a 2015 winner of the chain's Green Award, recognizing commitment to conserving resources and reducing carbon footprint. The resort has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for six years, earning a spot in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. Tim Malbon serves on the 300-member Best Western board of governors. Jeff and Tim Malbon were also named Best Tourism Boss by the Lee Visitor and Convention Bureau in 2016.

For reservations, call the hotel directly at 239-463-6000 or call Best Western's 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-800-WESTERN. Reservations are also available through

Located on a secluded private beach at the north end of Estero Island, the Best Western Plus Beach Resort features 75 beachfront rooms and boasts white-sand shores and lush palm trees, all just minutes from the top attractions in Fort Myers Beach. Every one of the elegantly appointed Fort Myers Beach hotel rooms features a full kitchen and its own private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Guests enjoy complimentary daily breakfast, free high-speed wireless Internet, water sports and a range of convenient onsite amenities.

The Best Western Plus Beach Resort is located at 684 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931-5021. For more information visit, call (239) 463-6000 or email

For reservations, call the hotel directly at 239-463-6000 or call Best Western's 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-800-WESTERN. Reservations are also available through

About Best Western® Hotels & Resorts:
Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,200* hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers 11 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, VÄ«b®, GLō®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, BW Premier Collection®, and BW Signature CollectionSM by Best Western; as well as its recently launched franchise offerings: SureStay® Hotel by Best Western, SureStay Plus® Hotel by Best Western and SureStay Collection® by Best Western. Now celebrating more than 70 years of hospitality, Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales and marketing support, and award-winning online and mobile booking capabilities. Best Western continues to set industry records regarding awards and accolades, including 64 percent of the brand's North American hotels earning a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award in 2017, Business Travel News® ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western number one in upper-mid-price and mid-price hotel brands, and Best Western receiving seven consecutive Dynatrace® Best of the Web awards for its leading hotel website. Best Western has also won nine consecutive AAA®/CAA® Lodging Partner of the Year awards, recognizing the brand's commitment to providing exceptional service and great value to AAA/CAA's nearly 58 million members in the U.S. and Canada. Best Western-branded hotels were top ranked in J.D. Power's 2017 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study - ranking first in breakfast (food and beverage category) for midscale; and second in overall guest satisfaction. Over 32 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. Best Western's partnerships with AAA/CAA and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Through its partnership with Google® Street View, Best Western is the first major company of its size and scale to launch a virtual reality experience for customers, setting a new industry standard and reinventing how guests view hotels.
* All Best Western and SureStay-branded hotels are independently owned and operated.
* Numbers are approximate, may fluctuate, and include hotels currently in the development pipeline.