Greenville, South Carolina (August 15, 2019) – Best Western® Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of the newly renovated Best Western Plus Roper Mountain Road Inn & Suites, located at 831 Congaree Road Greenville, South Carolina. Owned by Vijay R. Patel, the hotel recently completed a $3 million renovation and features 145 guest rooms, including 23 suites. Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool with a newly renovated deck area, a large and updated 24-hour fitness center, electric vehicle charging station, more than 1,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a marketplace sundry shop, complimentary hot breakfast and free wireless internet. Each room is equipped with a large flat-screen television, microwave and mini fridge. For business travelers, the hotel offers a complimentary business center with printing and faxing capabilities. “We are thrilled to be a part of the Best Western Plus brand, as it is well known and respected for its high standards and commitment to quality customer service,” said Vijay R. Patel, Owner, Best Western Plus Roper Mountain Road Inn & Suites. “Our recently updated hotel is an exceptional lodging option for our guests, and a tremendous asset to the Greenville community as whole.” The Best Western Plus Roper Mountain Road Inn & Suites offers easy access to Historic Downtown Greenville, the Roper Mountain Science Center, the Shops at Greenridge, Haywood Mall, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, TD Convention Center, Furman University, Bob Jones University, Michelin headquarters and the BMW plant. Rates start at $119 per night. Travelers can contact the property directly for special packages. Best Western Rewards is one of the industry’s most generous rewards programs and one of few that is truly international. With approximately 4,500 locations in nearly 100 countries, Best Western makes it easy for members to earn points redeemable for global free room nights with no blackout dates, dining, shopping and entertainment gift cards, gas cards, airline miles and more. Now more than ever, Best Western Rewards is helping leisure and business customers travel “smart.” Learn more about the program at bestwesternrewards.com. Reservations at the Best Western Plus Roper Mountain Road Inn & Suites may be booked by calling the hotel directly at 864-288-6221 or by calling Best Western Hotels & Resort’s 24-hour, toll-free reservations number (800) WESTERN. Reservations are also available from Best Western’s website at BestWestern.com. About Best Western® Hotels & Resorts: Best Western Hotels & Resorts headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of approximately 4,500 hotels in nearly 100 countries and territories worldwide*. Best Western offers 16 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market. Best Western branded hotels include Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, Vīb®, GLō®, Aiden®, Sadie®, BW Premier Collection®, and BW Signature Collection®. Through recent acquisition, Best Western now also offers WorldHotels® Luxury, WorldHotels Elite and WorldHotels Distinctive brands. Completing its portfolio, Best Western offers SureStay®, SureStay Plus®, and SureStay Collection® franchises**. 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 66 percent of the brand’s North American hotels earning a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award in 2018, Business Travel News® ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western number one in upper-midscale and midscale hotel brands respectively for two consecutive years, and Fast Company honoring Best Western Hotels & Resorts with a spot in the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality category. Best Western has also won 10 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 60 million members in the U.S. and Canada. Best Western-branded hotels were top ranked in breakfast (food and beverage category) by J.D. Power’s 2018 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study – ranking first for midscale; and second for upper midscale. Nearly 40 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-branded hotel worldwide. Best Western’s partnerships with AAA/CAA and Google® Street View 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.
The Council released a letter from the Chairman of its Counter-terrorism Committee (CTC), Ambassador Inocencio F. Arias of Spain, which listed the countries that did not meet the 31 October deadline to submit outstanding second and third reports.Mr. Arias said in the letter to the Council President that the Committee would continue to contact the countries named and still believed that submitting reports on time was the best way to determine whether countries needed any help in tackling terrorism.Last month Mr. Arias briefed the Council on how the CTC has been examining countries’ legislation and how they are being implemented to see whether they are suited to the fight against terrorism.At the time Mr. Arias said the CTC was strengthening its ties with regional organizations and individual Member States that were having trouble meeting earlier deadlines for submitting reports.The CTC was set up in 2001, following the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States. Security Council resolution 1456, which passed in January this year, stressed the obligation of Member States to report to the CTC according to its timetable.