Numerous hotels of various types and quality offer their services all around the world. Some of them are independent; many form groups or hotel chains. What hotel groups have the most rooms? Get familiar with the top 10 largest hotel chains according to the data of MKG Hospitality. Brought to you by Tourism-Review.com.
1/ InterContinental Hotel Group
Since 2004 IHG is the largest hotel chain in the world – today the group includes over 600,000 rooms. In the second half of 2008, 25,000 rooms joined the group’s inventory, whilst the pipeline growth of 250,000 over the next few years makes sure that IHG will remain on the top. The growth of the group was aided by the expansion of Holiday Inn Express and this was supported with the expansion of Crowne Plaza and the arrival of Staybridge Suites and Indigo boutique hotels in Europe. With 5,9% global room supply growth IHG remains the largest hotel group in the world.
2/ Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s second largest. This US hotel chain has a 7.7% increase in its rooms supply. The acquisition of two brands from Global Hyatt – the economy Microtel Inns & Suites and the long-stay product Hawthorn Suites helped the development adding in total almost 400 new properties.
3/ Marriott International
4/ Hilton Hotels
Hilton Hotels is the fourth largest hotel chain in the world. 300 new properties were added to it’s portfolio in 2008. The growth of this group remains strong mainly in the US, Hilton’s home country. Hilton is also taking advantage of its brand's international movement. Doubletree, Homewood Suites and particularly Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn have begun a big global development.
5/ Accor Group
Accor Group has almost 500,000 rooms, with annual growth of 3.7%. The group opened its 800th Ibis brand in Shanghai, China. Together with the growth from Etap Hotels and Formule1 it secured its position in the global budget / economy sector. Overall, Accor's expansion plans continue to remain a priority, with 105,000 new rooms planned.
6/ Choice Hotels
Recording a global room supply growth of 4.5%, American franchiser Choice Hotels has not moved from its position in the ranking. Upscale brand Cambria expanded rapidly with 12 hotels in operation and a pipeline of 61 properties. In order to better diversify its supply, the group is considering the creation of two new upscale brands, a full service, as well as an extended stay concept.
7/ Best Western
8/ Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Carlson is with 150,000 rooms, representing an increase of 2%, the ninth largest hotel chain in the world. The goal of 20,000 rooms in operation or development in Asia-Pacific has been reached. In Europe Carlson announced to increase its holdings in Rezidor a group which promises to have a dynamic growth.
10/ Global Hyatt
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Is this list of hotels group needing an update? (Global Group Hotels from Spain)
At a global scale, things hadn\'t changed much since 2008 and these hotels group are still strong. But wouldn\'t it be interesting to update this list?
so i was thinking (Curtits from Austria)
which hotel would best suit me and my man? i need one with a durable bed and sound proofed walls.
LOVE TO WORK WITH IHG (SUBHASIS from India)
LOVE 2 WORK WITH IHG.GREAT HOTEL GUEST LOVE
To Mr. Sohn
We changed the old logo - thank you for you comment.
Interesting to see these groups' 2008 development activity when we are already in January 2010. MEHMET ÖNKAL CHA, ISHC
President & CEO, Promac Partnerhship
The OLD Accor logo should be changed into a NEW one that was introduced already a few years ago. You may contact Evan Lewis below to get a copy of logo. Evan Lewis Vice President Communications - Asia Pacific