Best Western acquires ‘historic’ south London hotel

Best Western Great Britain has acquired the Queens Crystal Palace Hotel in south London, adding to the group’s portfolio of over 260 independent hotels.

Originally built in 1854, the property occupies a Victorian building and has recently undergone an extensive period of refurbishment, doubling the number of bedrooms to 331 in total, due to be complete by the new year.

Fasih Khan, GM at Queens Crystal Palace Hotel, said: “We’re extremely proud to join the Best Western family and take our property to the next level.

“Looking ahead to the future, we are confident that with the help of Best Western that we can share the success of a global brand that is committed to supporting its properties and maintaining excellent customer service, whilst maintaining our individuality and demonstrating what makes us unique, something we can’t wait to showcase to our guests.”

Rob Paterson, CEO at Best Western Great Britain, added: “We’re delighted to welcome The Best Western London Queens Crystal Palace Hotel to our brilliantly different collection of independently owned properties.

“Best Western members are investing for the future and changing for the better, allowing us to deliver more to our guests. We look forward to working in partnership with the team at the hotel to showcase and celebrate their hotel both locally and globally.”

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