Best Western’s Parent Company Names New President of International Operationsby Daniel McCarthy /
BWH Hotel Group, the parent company of WorldHotels Collection, Best Western Hotels & resorts, and SureStay Hotel Group, announced on Monday that Ron Pohl will serve as the president of international operations and the president of WorldHotels effective immediately.
Pohl has been with BWH since 2007, most recently serving as senior vice president and chief operations officer. Prior to that, he spent 25 years with Boykin Management Company and Marriott Corporation, including some time as senior vice president of operations for Boykin.
In his new role, Pohl will be tasked with strengthening BWH’s global presence, including leading the expansion of WorldHotels, a hotel brand acquired by BWH in 2019 that includes four different collections—WorldHotels Luxury, WorldHotels Elite, WorldHotels Distinctive, and WorldHotels Crafted.
Those brands include properties such as The Kimberly Hotel in New York, Cristoforo Colombo in Milan, The Washington Mayfair Hotel in London, and much more.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to take on this new and expanded role aimed at further growing and strengthening our brand across the globe," said Pohl.
"We have made tremendous progress in recent years diversifying our portfolio and offering new and exciting brands that exceed developer and guest expectations. I look forward to working collaboratively with our hoteliers, global partners, company leadership, and corporate staff to build upon our track record of success."