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Best Western Opens Premier Property in IL

PHOENIX—Best Western Hotels & Resorts has added a new property to its Best Western Premier brand—Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel in Alton, IL.

Located at 3559 College Ave., the Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel has 136 guestrooms and is making its debut after a $4.2-million renovation. The transformation features a contemporary design, with a splash of Midwestern flare, according to the brand. The lobby has seating, a waterfall and a fireplace, giving guests a place to socialize or conduct business.

The Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel is the only full-service hotel in Alton that can accommodate business travelers, long-term-stay guests, leisure travelers, business meetings, banquets, church or social retreats, corporate meetings and conventions, wedding receptions and conferences, according to the hotel company.

The Great Rivers Tap & Grill—the hotel’s onsite restaurant—offers selections that are handcrafted and chosen for the regions around the Mississippi River and the Great Rivers region. The restaurant also offers live entertainment during special events, as well as karaoke and dance music every Friday and Saturday evening.

The property was recently honored with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017, which celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

“Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel is a welcome addition to our upscale Best Western Premier brand,” said Ron Pohl, SVP/COO, Best Western Hotels & Resorts. “The hotel’s impressive renovation demonstrates its commitment to setting a higher standard and providing guests with the refined atmosphere and top-tier service they desire.”

The property’s location is within close proximity to St. Louis, which has attractions including the St. Louis Gateway Arch, National Great Rivers Museum, Lewis and Clark Visitors Center, National Great Rivers Scenic Byway and Busch Stadium (home to the St. Louis Cardinals). A complimentary shuttle service, which travels to some of the nearby sites and business hubs, is also available.