No trip is decided without the thought of comfortable staying facilities at the travelling spots coming in mind. And no such place is better than the one providing the ambiance similar to that of home. Many hotel groups come up all across the world with the same ideology in their minds. Working towards the provision of comfortable and convenient lodgings for the visitors, with every passing year such hotel groups try to spread their chains in every corner of the world.
There are several such hotel chains that have their large number of hotels across the globe, working hard to provide the comforting facilities to the visitors and aim to further expand its chain in future. Here in this article, you will find the top ten hotel chains in the world that have been able to grab the eyeball of the visitors towards them.
10. Carlson – Worldwide World Class Hospitality and Travel
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the tenth largest hotel chain in the world, was earlier known by the name of Rezidor SAS. This group was founded in 1960 in Copenhagen. Targeting more than 150 countries and territories, it has gradually broadened its development zone, taking into its count the development of over 1300 hotels and 900 restaurants. Currently it possesses six global brands namely Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites by Carlson and Hotel Missoni. The company aims towards the fulfillment of the individual needs of the visitors. With the dynamic growth in their development and operation, more than 80000 people working as a helping hand and revenue reaching about 7 billion US dollars, they are aiming to reach the count of more than 1500 operating hotels across the world by 2015.
9. Home Inns – Wherever you go, you’re always at home
The leading economy hotel chain of China, also known by the name of Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc., places itself at the ninth position among the largest hotel chains in the world. Its headquarters is located in the Xuhui District of Shanghai. With its slogan “Wherever you go, you’re always at home”, and trying to abide by the same, this hotel group has reached at such heights with its increasing number of hotels, hotel rooms and geographic coverage as well as the hospitality provided in comparisons to other hotels across China. With its commencement in the year 2002 by Ji Qui, it has kept on flourishing and sooner in the year 2011, it included a renowned hotel chain – Motel 168 – as its second hotel brand. It now aims to gradually expand its chain in various parts of Asia in the future.
8. Starwood Hotels and Resorts – Who’s taking care of you
This hotel chain was founded in the year 1980. Its headquarters is at Stamford. Since its foundation, this group has come up a long way. Now it has several renowned brands such as St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotel, Westin, Le Méridien, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft, and Element to name a few. It has one of its programs called Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) which let the members earn and redeem points for their stays and other such criteria. Starwood Hotels and Resorts have more than 171,000 associates working for them and about 1,146 hotels and resorts spreading at various locations. The total revenue of this group comes out to be around 5.62 billion US dollars.
7. Best Western – The World’s Largest Hotel Chain
Best Western is a well-known hotel chain in Europe. This year this company has completed its 67 years since its start in US and 36 years in Europe. Since 1946, Best Western has come up a long way with its hotels in more than 4000 places all over the world. Its headquarters is located in Phoenix. Best Western opened the first 5 stars hotel in Prague, the capital of Czech in the year 2008. Best Western employs more than 1000 people. Best Western attempts to give the visitors a homely environment. They provide free high-speed Internet access, continental breakfast, iron and ironing boards, hair dryers, coffee/tea makers, complimentary toiletries on request and much more. This company offers 314,331 guest rooms and tends to make a revenue of about 206 million US dollars per year. This is an up-scaling brand especially because it has a large number of hotels that bear the name Best Western showcasing its individuality of brand name all over.
6. Choice Hotels – We’ll see you there
Earlier named as Quality Courts United, the hotel chain Choice Hotel International was founded in the year 1939 in Maryland, United States. Its headquarters is at Silver Spring in Maryland. It has the spread of about 4000 brands – Quality Inn, Choice Hotels, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn to name a few. It has more than 6,200 hotels and more than 500,000 rooms in more than 30 countries and territories. This company’s total revenue is nearly 642 million US dollars. They claim to have a rich history of innovation as they were the first in the industry to introduce guarantee reservations, telephones inn every room, 24-hours desk service and much more.
5. Accor – Open Frontiers in Hospitality
This group originated in France, setting its foundation in 1967. This company tends to have several hotels in France and worldwide, with its headquarters in Paris and annual growth of 3.7%. It has about 160,000 people associated with this company and more than 500,000 rooms and are planning to develop 105.000 new rooms. Accor’s some of the brands are Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman, Mercure, Suite Hotel, All Seasons, Ibis, Etap, Motel 6, Formula 1. Accor provides expensive and luxurious facilities nationwide.
4. Wyndham Hotel Group – The Right Way. The Wyndham Way.
This group at the fourth position of the list was founded by Trammell Crow in the year 1981 in Dallas, Texas. At that time it was known as Wyndham Hotel Corporation. Its headquarters is located at Parsippany Troy Hills in New Jersey, United States. Soon, this company owned two brands from the renowned Global Hyatt namely the Microtel Inns & Suites and for extended stay purpose, Hawthorn Suites. Currently this group has 7.7% growth in the rooms supply
3. Marriott International – Your home away from home
This leading company has more than 3,700 hotels and resorts in about 74 countries and territories all over the world. The headquarters is at Bethesda in Maryland, US. With the evolving business, it has several brands – Marriott Hotels and Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts, the Ritz-Carlton and Bvlgari Hotels and Resorts – to name a few. They pursue the vision of making Marriott the number one hospitality in the company and are working hard to achieve the same. In addition to this Marriott tends to focus on five global social issues: poverty alleviation, the environment, community workforce development, the well-being of children, and global diversity and inclusion.
2. Hilton Worldwide – Discover a world of opportunity
This hotel chain previously known as Hilton Hotels Corporation was founded by Conrad N. Hilton with a 40-room hotel in the year 1919 in Texas. The first hotel with the name Hilton was opened by him in the year 1925. Since then, Hilton has been able to become one of the successful brands in the world for its comfort and innovation. Gradually this company held its grip and with its commitment of providing luxury and comfort to the visiting guests, it has been able to spread across 90 countries with more than 3900 hotels and 650,000 rooms. Its revenue is more than 7.44 billion US dollars. For providing apt delight to the guests, this hotel chain now has respectful ten popular brands namely Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton Grand Vacations, Hilton, Double Tree, Embassy Suites, Garden Inn, Hampton, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suits.
1. InterContinental Hotels Group – Great Hotels, Guest’s Love
There is no doubt that this hotel chain has been able to place itself at the top position since 2004 with its acquisition of about 4600 hotels and resorts, with more than 674,000 rooms in over 100 countries across the world. Its first hotel was founded in Bass Brewery in 1777 by William Bass. With the strategy of making their brand number one and expanding itself in the hotel industry, it has just kept on developing with flying colors and till now has not looked back. Its brand names include InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels and Resorts. Working with franchise, managers and more than 2000 hotel owners across the globe, this group aims to improve its brands and keep on increasing the number of hotel rooms roughly by 5.9% every year.