The hotel industry is a colossal global presence that has evolved significantly over the years. In this article, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the top 100 hotel chains worldwide. We’ve also delved into the largest hotel management companies, which command billions of dollars in revenue and employ millions of people worldwide.

For the sake of simplicity, we haven’t ranked the hotel chains in any particular order, but we’ve included details about each chain’s country of origin.

Now, let’s dive into the world of hospitality and explore these remarkable establishments. To find details about each of these kindly also visit our other posts on Top hospitality companies, and the best hospitality companies to work for.

Let’s get started with the list of the Top 100 hotel 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 boasts some of the world’s most prominent hotel names, with many originating from the USA. Here are a few noteworthy names:

Name of the HotelCountry of OriginNumber of Hotels (Approx.)Subsidiary Hotels (If any)
Marriott InternationalUSA8785Ritz 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

Marriott International is a renowned global hotel chain, spanning 72 countries. Known for its timeless elegance, Marriott boasts over 8,000 lodging properties worldwide. Notably, the acquisition of Starwood for $13.6 billion has expanded its portfolio, including brands like St. Regis, Westin, W Hotels, Sheraton, and more.

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.

  • 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 a breezy expansion to become a mammoth hotel empire that runs a total of more than 7,000 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 an innovator 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 makes 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 number of 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 a 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 
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 
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 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 the 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 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 a 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 
Banyan Tree HoldingsSingapore30 
Aman ResortsSingapore31 
BTG Homeinn Hotel GroupChina3400Yitel, Motel 168 etc.
Centara Hotels & ResortsThailand41 
Huazhu Hotels GroupChina3600 
Dusit Thani GroupThailand29 
General Hotel ManagementSingapore Al 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 
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 acquisitions, partnerships, 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)
Habita HotelsMexico15 
VIK RetreatsChile / Uruguay4 
Velas ResortsMexico  

Hotel Groups in Australia / New Zealand

International hotel chains like Accor and Choice dominate the Australian and New Zealand Markets. 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 belong 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 international hotel chains have a prominent presence in Africa, some local hotel chains are making their mark globally. Here are a few from Africa:

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


This list presents a glimpse of the global hotel industry, highlighting both international giants and local gems. Many smaller hotel groups have merged or been acquired by larger hospitality companies, shaping the diverse landscape of the top 100 hotel chains worldwide.

Explore the world of hospitality and discover these exceptional hotel chains, offering unique experiences in various corners of the globe.

For more in-depth information and a comprehensive list of the largest hotel chains globally, stay tuned for our upcoming articles.



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