In 1946, the hospitality chain opened its door to the world as Best Western Motels. The chain began as an informal link with other hotels and recommending other lodging establishments to travelers. The same time around, they started their global expansion pulling in Canadian hotel owners in their kitty. By 1976, Best Western hotels were present Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. In 2002, Best Western International launched Best Western Premier in Europe and Asia. In 2011, the brand got revamped into a three-tiered format- Best Western, Best Western Plus and Best Western Premier.aiming at having 50 hotels by 2020 under the Best Western Flag in India Continental.