Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort open for business
by Shamoli Dutt


Western Australia: The newly acquired Best Western Plus Kalbarri Edge Resort will fill a gap for the group’s growing hotel portfolio, and provide tourist accommodation for travellers between Geraldton, Carnarvon and the state’s regional Coral Coast.

Built in 2009, the 72-room property is the twentieth in Australia to pass Best Western’s Quality Assurance program to carry the BEST WESTERN PLUS brand.

Best Western Australasia’s chief executive, Rob Anderson said the brand had proved very popular in North America and Asia and the group planned to replicate the same success here because it was very selective about the properties carrying the PLUS hotel brand.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Kalbarri Edge Resort is the newest addition to 12 properties already linking Western Australia’s metropolitan and regional towns, he added.

The new property’s rooms are from self-contained two bedroom serviced apartments to spa suites and deluxe studios.

Amenities include solar-heated pool, gym, large balconies, outdoor dining and private barbecues.

The fully licensed Edge Restaurant is open seven days for breakfast and dinner, with a separate room service menu available.

It’s a five minute walk to the Kalbarri town centre for guests wishing to dine out.

The property is jointly owned by hospitality industry operator and consultant, Chris Pye (CEO and Chairman of Hospitality Inns) and Jon Jessop of Edge Resorts.

“We’ve been with Best Western for decades and in our opinion, the quality accommodation offered by this Kalbarri resort will be well received by our Best Western clients travelling around WA,” Pye said.

Chris Pye’s portfolio includes four Best Western properties in Carnarvon, Esperance, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie and two in Perth.

“Kalbarri provides a great link between our existing WA properties, so it made commercial sense for us to continue with Best Western.

“We expect our Kalbarri resort will entice people to stay longer and see more of the beautiful natural landscapes in the area. The Murchison River gorges in Kalbarri National Park are half an hours’ drive from town and great for photos,” he said.

Kalbarri, some 600 kilometres north from Perth, is a seaside town at the mouth of Murchison River and the entrance to Kalbarri National Park. Popular for its fishing, the area also offers horse-riding and skydiving. Other year round attractions include Wagoe Beach, Lucky Bay Beach sand dunes and Kalbarri Golf Club.


by Shamoli Dutt - Austguide Travel News Editor