Top 100 Hotel Chains in the World

The hotel industry is one mammoth of an industry. Over the years the hotel industry has expanded in a big way. In this article, we have listed the top 100 hotel chains in the world.

Through this post, we have also covered the Largest Hotel Management Companies in the world. These hotel management companies control billions of US Dollars in revenue and employ millions of people across the world.

We have not ranked the hotel chains in any order for the sake of simplicity.

This list these hotel companies. To find details about each of these kindly also visit our other posts on Top hospitality companies, and best hospitality companies to work for.

Let’s get started with the list of Top 100 hotels chains in the world. It’s actually over 100 when you include some of the top hotel chains that are included in the subsidiary section.

We will take it continent by continent. All of these hotel chains are located globally and we have mentioned the country of origin in the list.

 

Top 100 Hotel Chains in the World

 

Top Hotel Chains in North America

 

North America leads the pack of top hotels in the world with a lot of big names originating from the USA alone. 

Please find a few of the prominent names of the hotels below that are located worldwide.

 

Name of the HotelCountry of OriginNumber of Hotels (Approx.)Subsidiary Hotels (If any)
Marriott InternationalUSA6910Ritz Carlton, Bulgari Hotels, Marriott, Aloft, St. Regis, Westin Hotels, W Hotels, Four Points by Sheraton etc. 
Best Western HotelsUSA4200Best Western, SureStay Collections and more
Choice HotelsUSA6,500Econo Lodge, Comfort Inn etc.
Days InnsCanada110
Fairmont Hotels and ResortsCanada75
Four Seasons Hotels and ResortsCanada107
Extended Stay AmericaUSA600
The Blackstone GroupUSA1450Motel 6, Hotel 6 Etc. 
Hilton WorldwideUSA5400Hilton, Waldorf Astoria, Curio, Conrad Hotels, DoubleTree etc.
Hyatt HotelsUSA670Hyatt Regency, Andaz, Hyatt Place etc.
Interstate HotelsUSA480
Loews HotelsUSA20
MGM Resorts InternationalUSA20
Omni Hotels and ResortsUSA60
Radisson Hotel GroupUSA (Also, Belgium)1115Radisson, Country Inn
Red Lions Hotel CorporationUSA1100
Red Roof InnUSA500
Walt Disney Park & ResortsUSA37
Warwick Hotels and ResortsUSA54
Wyndham Hotels and ResortsUSA9220Ramada, Howard Johnson’s, La Quinta, Wyndham etc.

 

 

  • Marriott International

Spread over 72 countries, the Marriott International Group is widely known for its classical poise and elegance.

This group is a proud owner of almost 4000 lodging properties across the globe that makes it one of the top hotel chains in the world. The number has even increased with the Starwood acquisition. Starwood was purchased by Marriott at a staggering $13.6 Billion making it the biggest acquisition of Hotel chain ever.

In fact, under the humongous shade of this phenomenal group, there are some of the world’s famous and luxurious hotels like Residence Inn, The Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari, Autograph Collection, and much more.

As one of the largest hotel chains in the world 2020, Marriott has an opulence of its own.

The main hotel chains which are a part of this global hotel chain now after Starwood Acquisition are:

  • St. Regis
  • Westin
  • The Luxury Collection
  • Le Meridien
  • Aloft
  • W Hotels
  • Sheraton

and many more.

 

  • Hilton Worldwide

Does this name sound familiar? Yeah. You got it right. It is one of the top 10 hotel chains in the world.

Founded by Conrad N. Hilton, this is now more or less a Hotel consortium that was once owned by famous celebrity Paris Hilton.

Ever since Conrad Hilton welcomed guests to its first 40-room hotel in 1919, Hilton Worldwide has enjoyed almost a breezy expansion to become a mammoth of a hotel empire that runs a total of almost 5000 hotels worldwide.

From luxury brands like Curio Collection and Waldorf Astoria to diversified hotel chains like DoubleTree and Conrad by Hilton; Hilton Worldwide has all that it takes to be considered in the elite club of the largest hotel chains in the world.

With legacy brands like Embassy, Hampton, Canopy, Conrad, Hilton Hotels, Curio, Doubletree, and Waldorf Astoria under its massive shade, Hilton Worldwide is certainly one of the largest hotel management companies with a cue of opulence, style, and constant innovation.

 

  • Choice Hotels International Inc

This chain is revered as the innovators in the hotel industry.

This gigantic group has over 6500 properties and approximately 5,00,000 rooms spread over 30 countries.

Under this huge hotel umbrella, there are numerous branches such as Choice Hotels, Quality, Econo Lodge, Quality Inn, etc.

The impeccable service of this brand has made it a leading hotel chain in the world.

 

  • Wyndham Hotel Group

This excellent Hotel group has over 9000 excellent hotel properties which make it one of the top 10 hotel groups in the world.

Spread over 66 countries, this group that was founded in 1981 has grown multiple folds in 3 decades.

With a tagline of ‘The Right Way. The Wyndham Way’, this brand has continued to soar in the sky for years now.

 

 

Top Hotel Chains in Europe

 

Europe gets the maximum tourists in the world each year. The European hotel market is somewhat stagnant now and with competition from apart sharing websites like Airbnb, not a lot of new chains are coming up. 

However, some of the best names in the hotel industry sprung from Europe. Have a look at few of those names. 

 

Name of the HotelCountry of OriginNumber of Hotels (Approx.)Subsidiary Hotels (If any)
AccorFrance4200Raffles, Banyan Tree, Sofitel, Movenpick, Swissotel, Novotel etc.
Britannia HotelsUnited Kingdom54
CampanileFrance320
Dalata Hotel GroupIreland31
Dorchester CollectionUnited Kingdom10
Deutsche HospitalityGermany75
Eurostars Hotel CompanySpain125
Gruppo UNAItaly39
Intercontinental Hotels GroupUnited Kingdom5450Crowne Plaza, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Holiday Inn etc.
Kempinski Hotels GroupGermany / Switzerland75
Magnuson HotelsUnited Kingdom1275
Melia Hotels International Spain370
Millennium and Copthorne HotelsUnited Kingdom131
NH Hotel GroupSpain380
Novum HospitalityGermany96
Pestana Hotel GroupPortugal58
Radisson Hotel GroupBelgium (Also, USA)1115Radisson, Country Inn
Rocco Forte HotelsUnited Kingdom11
Scandic HotelsSweden260
SorellSwitzerland18
TravelodgeUnited Kingdom530
Van der ValkNetherland70
WhitbreadUnited Kingdom777

 

 

  • Accor

Consisting of over 3700+ hotels, this chain of hotels is extensively spread across various nations across the globe.

Operating in over 90 countries, it sure is one of the largest hotel chains in the world.

The best aspect of this hotel chain is that unlike the rest it focuses on comfort and simplicity.

The Accor Group lives by this principle and ensures that its customers experience simple beauties of life.

Originated in 1967, this bigwig is headquartered in Paris.

It is one of the most popular hotel chains across the globe for its class and service.

This widely popular brand has numerous subsidiaries too.

Heard of Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman, Swissotel, Raffles, Fairmont and Grand Mercure?

They all come under the AccorHotels umbrella and we are not done yet. There is more and the list is getting bigger with each passing year.

 

 

  • Intercontinental Hotels Group

This hotel group has a presence in over 100 countries and has over 5000 properties under its global brand more popularly known by its acronym IHG.

These astounding numbers clearly indicate why it is listed amongst the bigwigs of the hotel industry.

Some of the largest hotel chains are subsidiaries of this British multinational Hotel brand.

Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Candlewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express, and Magnificent Mile are some of them.

These hotels are exquisitely designed and offer their customers with all the world’s luxury and comfort.

This is one of the reasons why it should be on every list of global hotel chains.

 

 



 

 

Biggest Hotel Chains in Asia

 

Asia is the booming market for all hotel chains. Every international hotel chain is expanding big in Asia. The Asian continent is also seeing some exciting new hotel chains competing with international hotel brands.

Have a look at some of the top hotel chains in Asia below.

 

Name of the HotelCountry of OriginNumber of Hotels (Approx.)Subsidiary Hotels (If any)
Ascott LimitedSingapore272
ArchipelagoIndonesia125
Banyan Tree HoldingsSingapore30
Aman ResortsSingapore31
BTG Homeinn Hotel GroupChina3400Yitel, Motel 168 etc.
Centara Hotels & ResortsThailand41
Huazhu Hotels GroupChina3600
Dusit Thani GroupThailand29
General Hotel ManagementSingaporeAl Bait, Chedi Hotels
Indian Hotels Company LimitedIndia125Taj Hotels, Vivanta by Taj, The Gateway etc. 
ITC HotelsIndia100
Jinjiang International China1570
JumeirahUnited Arab Emirates26
Leela Palace Hotel and ResortsIndia10
Lemon Tree HotelsIndia50
Mandarin Oriental Hotel GroupHong Kong41
Minor HotelsThailand520Anantara, Avani, Tivoli etc.
The Oberoi GroupIndia21
OYOIndia20,000
Prince HotelsJapan52
Rosewood Hotel GroupHong Kong55
Shangri-La Hotels and ResortsHong Kong100
Tokyo InnJapan275
Treebo HotelsIndia200

 

 

  • Jin Jiang International 

With more than a whopping 2200 hotels around the world, Jin Jiang International is perhaps the largest hotel management company in China, and one of the biggest in the globe.

With a phenomenal history of 80 years, this group has hotels spread in different parts of China. Its hotels are known for their architectural marvels.

In addition to their beautiful design and decorations, these hotels have a reputation for world-class amenities.

Jin Jiang International has surged in the number of hotel brands through a series of acquisition, partnership, and new properties.

Its latest purchase came in the form of France of Louvre Hotels Group. They collaborated with Plateno Group in a bid to take over Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the tenth-largest hotel management company by hotel properties (which they lost to Marriott).

 

  • OYO

OYO is an Indian hotel startup which has become one of the fastest-growing chains of hotels globally.

This hotel group now has a presence in many countries including the USA, India and UAE.

It runs on the model of franchise, booking platform arrangement and management contracts.

With over 20,000 participating hotels, this international hospitality group is indeed huge and promising.

 

 

Top Hotel Chains in South America

 

Like Africa even this continent has some of the most scenic places in the world, a lot of international hotel chains outnumber the local hotel chains here as well.

Mentioned below are a few of the local hotel chains which are now expanding well and across the continent.

 

Name of the HotelCountry of OriginNumber of Hotels (Approx.)Subsidiary Hotels (If any)
FasanoBrazil
Habita HotelsMexico15
InkaterraPeru
VIK RetreatsChile / Uruguay4
Velas ResortsMexico

 

 

Hotel Groups in Australia / New Zealand

 

International hotel chains like Accor and Choice dominate the Australian and New Zealand Market. A lot of domestic hotel brands are being taken over by international brands.

However, there are still a few local hospitality brands that are extremely popular and below to the list of top 100 hotel chains, some of which are mentioned below. Have a look!

 

Name of the HotelCountry of OriginNumber of Hotels (Approx.)Subsidiary Hotels (If any)
Distinction HotelsNew Zealand12
Heritage HotelsNew Zealand20
Mantra Hotel GroupAustralia135
Meriton SuitesAustralia20
Oaks Hotels, Resorts, SuitesAustralia60
Quest Apartment HotelsAustralia160
Scenic Hotel GroupNew Zealand16
TFE HotelsAustralia55

 

 

Top Hotel Groups in Africa

 

While the continent has some of the most scenic places in the world, a lot of international hotel chains outnumber the local hotel chains. 

Most of the top 100 hotel chains on this list have a prominent presence in various African countries.

Mentioned below are a few of the local hotel chains which are now expanding globally. 

 

Name of the HotelCountry of OriginNumber of Hotels (Approx.)Subsidiary Hotels (If any)
Soneva ResortsMaldives3
City Lodge Hotel GroupSouth Africa60
Tsogo SunSouth Africa96

 




 

 

Conclusion

Here we go, a quick list of the biggies of the Hotel Industry.

We have listed here a lot of top hospitality companies.

A lot of smaller hotel groups have merged or have been acquired by the bigger hospitality companies.

Hope you liked our collection of the largest top 100 hotel chains in the world. While we portrayed many of the global hotel giants, the post encompassed many leading hotel chains that are subsidiaries of these groups.

 

References

Wikipedia

Luxury Latin America

Hospitalitynet

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