Illinois Best Western rebrands as Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center

March 29, 2011

Raymond, IL- March 2011. Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, announced today the complete rebranding of the Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center in Raymond, IL. Formerly a Best Western of five years, the 98-room Magnuson Grand Hotel seeks to upgrade its local, regional and national market position with the Magnuson Hotels brand designation.

Daniel Millard, owner of the Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center, saw the opportunity to increase overall quality and fulfill the need to drive more reservations at lower costs than previous franchises allowed. “We were just tired of all the demands and requirements of franchising with little return on our investment. With the Magnuson Hotel brand platform we can now get complete brand representation and deliver top service without paying huge marketing and franchise fees.”

The Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center is located in a beautiful country setting off of Interstate 55, just 40 miles south of Springfield. Only seven miles from Litchfield and twelve miles from Carlinville, it’s an ideal location for business retreats, weddings and family reunions. Guests are within driving distance of Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO. Attractions in the area include, the Abraham Lincoln Museum, U of I, Lincoln Land Community College, St. Louis Zoo, golf courses, shopping centers and many historical sites. All business and leisure travelers can relax and enjoy the properties 10 acres of flowered gardens with gazebo and fish pond, an indoor pool, free wireless internet, local cuisine at the Captain’s Table Restaurant, refreshments at the Yacht Club Lounge, exercise gym and conference facilities.

“We look forward to working with Mr. Millard to increase the properties visibility and drive more reservations to his hotel. The Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center is a full service property with great amenities and is a welcome addition to our group of over 2,000 independently owned and operated hotels,” stated Melissa C. Magnuson, CEO. As a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, the Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center will receive total brand representation across North America and the UK. All direct revenue to the hotel is non-commissionable and royalty free. The Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center is backed by the quality standards of the world’s largest independent hotel group. The hotel will also receive a 10% brand rebate, paid every six months.

About Magnuson Hotels, the fastest growing hotel chain in history.
In only eight years, Magnuson Hotels has become the world’s largest independent hotel group, representing nearly 2,000 UK and North American hotels with assets in excess of $5.5 Billion. One of the top 8 global hotel chains, Magnuson Hotels is the #1 Hotel Company of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing private U.S. companies.

For more information, contact:
Magnuson Hotels
info@magnusonhotels.com
866.904.1309
www.magnusonhotels.com