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Best Western opens in downtown Casper after renovating former Parkway Plaza space

The Best Western Downtown Casper has opened inside the renovated former Parkway Plaza space. (Courtesy Best Western Hotels & Resorts)

CASPER, Wyo. — On Monday, Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the Best Western Downtown Casper Hotel.

The hotel opened after renovations of the former Parkway Plaza, 123 West E St. in Casper. The hotel is offering 200 guest rooms, including 22 suites, according to the press release.

The hotel has a heated indoor pool, a children’s pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a renovated sundry shop, an enclosed courtyard, laundry facilities and free parking.

“The hotel also offers a 24-hour business center, as well as extensive meeting and event space, including 15 conference rooms with a variety of layout options and two ballrooms for group meetings, banquets and other special events,” the press release said. “Additionally, the property houses an onsite restaurant, the Platte River Café, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the Platte River Saloon, a cocktail bar and lounge featuring billiard tables and flat-screen televisions.”

After the renovations, the guest rooms now offer bedding, flat-screen televisions, mini fridges, microwaves and coffee makers. The larger rooms include separate living spaces that feature sofa beds, a kitchen and balconies. Best Western Downtown Casper will offer guests complimentary hot breakfast and Wi-Fi.

“We’re excited to open our property under the iconic Best Western brand and look forward to welcoming guests to our newly renovated hotel,” said Larry Williams, president of Galaxy Management Company. “Our property features the comfort today’s travelers expect, and we know our guests will appreciate the amenities that the Best Western Downtown Casper Hotel will provide during their stay. Whether visiting for business or leisure, our well-appointed hotel and ideal location will allow guests to experience the very best Casper has to offer.”

The location of the hotel is off of Interstate 25 and less than 15 minutes from the Casper-Natrona County International Airport. It is situated near the North Platte River and has access to trails along the river.

The hotel is owned by West Center Hospitality Ops LLC.