Best Western International, founded in 1946, is one of the largest hotel chains in the world. The chain operates more than 4,000 independently owned and operated hotels in over 80 countries and hosts nearly 400,000 guests each night. Its hotels feature approximately 303,000 guest rooms. Best Western International also offers a prepaid travel card. The chain s hotels provide high-speed Internet access. Its hotels rooms include irons, ironing boards, hair dryers and coffee makers. In addition, the chain s hotels feature nonsmoking and handicap-accessible rooms. Its hotels offer promotional packages, as well as continental breakfast services. The chain works in partnership with Asiana Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Through its partnership with Harley-Davidson, Best Western International provides special benefits for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts. The chain is a nonprofit membership association that offers reservation and brand identity services for its hotels, as well has more than 15 international affiliate offices. Best Western International provides the Best Western for a Better World program, which focuses on the lodging and financial needs of individuals. It employs a staff of nearly 1,000 people.