Top 5 biggest hotel groups in the world

Marriot hotel logo

Marriot hotel logo ©Jose Carlos Cortiso Perez/Flickr

Some travelers prefer novelty in terms of accommodation and choose nice and beautiful boutique hotels wherever they go in the world. But staying in the hotels of big chains has got its advantages. No matter where in the world you are, you will always know what to expect in terms of ambiance, services or prices…

Accor Hotels, the hotel group owning Ibis hotels is one of the top 5 biggest hotel groups in the world and as you can see in the cute video that big chains also do everything for the comfort of their guests.

InterContinental Hotel Group

Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Staybridge Suites and Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts are just a few well known of the more than 4,000 members of InterContinental Hotel Group. The IHG is the largest player of the hotel industry since 2004 having altogether 650,000 rooms worldwide.

Apart from the immense number of hotel rooms they also manage the largest loyalty program in the world with 63 million members called Priority Club Rewards.

Hilton Worldwide

Hilton is one of the most important hotel groups of the hospitality business for more than 90 years. The group owns Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, Conrad Hotels, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Hotels and Resorts and over 3,800 hotels as well as timeshare properties.

They are present in 91 countries all over the world with some 630,000 rooms.

Marriot International

Marriot hotel logo

Marriot hotel logo ©Jose Carlos Cortiso Perez/Flickr

Having hotels in 74 countries, Marriot International has its headquarters in the city of Bethesda in Maryland. They have more than 300,000 employees worldwide in about 3,700 properties.

Some of the members of Marriot group are Marriot Hotels and Resorts, Renaissance, The Ritz-Carlton, Residence Inn and 13 more brands.

Wyndham Hotel Group

The group operates over 603,000 hotel rooms in 66 countries from New Jersey, the US. They own Super 8, Wingate by Wyndham, Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham and many other brands.

Interesting fact that most of the hotels that are members of Wyndham Hotel Group are independently operated and owned.


Mercure, a member of Accor hotels

Mercure hotel – A member of Accor hotels ©ign11/Flickr

Although present in 92 countries in all the world, Accor hotels mostly own the European hospitality market with hotel brands like Ibis, Novotel, Sofitel, Adaggio, Mercure and more, ranging from budget to luxury.

Accor is on the market offering services for over 45 years and now they have more than 4,500 hotels in total as well as 180,000 employees.

Do you have a favorite hotel chain you always choose when you travel or are you the more adventurous type in terms of picking accommodation? Let us know what you think in the comment section.

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