Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet


The Motel Federation of Australia was founded in 1957 when an association of independent proprietors banded together.

In 1975, the Motel Federation of Australia restructured and changed its name to the Homestead Motor Inn brand and in the same year was targeted by Best Western® International as a focal point for its international expansion.

In 1981, Homestead Motor Inn formally affiliated with Best Western® International Inc and began trading as Best Western Homestead, thus becoming part of the largest lodging group in the world. In 1989, Best Western Homestead became Best Western® Australia.

In March 2007, Best Western Australia was awarded the region of New Zealand to manage the Best Western brand and in May registered the name Best Western Australasia.

In 2011, Best Western Australasia introduced Hotel Types – Best Western, Best Western Plus and Best Western Premier.


What Best Western Offers

Best Western® Australasia offers an extensive range of 180 three to five star motels, hotels, apartments and resorts across Australia and New Zealand.

The Best Western group is the World’s Biggest Hotel FamilySM and is comprised of over 4,000 hotels, motels, resorts and apartments spread throughout more than 80 countries.



Best Western® Australasia employs approximately 40 employees.






Reservations (voice)

131 779 – from within Australia
0800 BEST WEST (0800 237 893) – from within New Zealand
+1 623 780 6300 (from within Fiji)