Best Western, in particular, has a variety of what it calls "Partner Programs" providing discounts to the obvious AAA, CAA (AAA's Canadian version) members -- but also "Ride Rewards" perks for Harley Davidson bikers, a "Race Fan Rate" aimed at NASCAR enthusiasts, and discounts for small business owners. Interestingly, BW doesn't list its NRA "Member Value Program" deets along with others…but a quick Google search turned up the page. (It's also endorsed on NRA's official site).
The NRA discounts are good at Best Western's some 4,000 locations in over 100 countries, while Wyndham operates a ton of stateside inns & motels, including Ramada, Super 8, Days Inn, Travelodge, and Howard Johnson.
While Best Western has remained silent, Wyndham released a statement on Facebook saying "As part of our company's core values, we serve diverse individuals and organizations."
We get that suppliers want to "cater" to large groups of guests in an effort to increase business. But when those groups have strong political ties, hoteliers better watch out, or face potential boycotts when tensions rise.
What do you think? Will knowing this affect your decision to stay at a Best Western or Wyndham in the future? Do you think the hotels are making political statements by enticing such groups?