Which is the world's largest hotel franchise

The 5 largest hotel chains in the world

The global tourism industry is one of the largest branches of the economy.

According to the UNWTO, more than 1 billion cross-border trips were counted in 2013, with Germans alone spending € 65 billion on holiday trips abroad. The international tourism industry now has an annual turnover of 1.5 trillion US dollars.

The number of people employed in the tourism industry has long since passed the 100 million mark. International tourism now contributes between 25 to 30% of total world trade every year.

The hotel industry is of particular importance, as the number of overnight stays increases with the increasing willingness to travel. These are the top 5 largest hotel chains by room.

5. Choice Hotels International (500,000 rooms)

Choice Hotels International, based in Silver Spring / USA, is a hotel holding company that was originally founded in 1939. The hotel chain has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1996. Choice is represented worldwide with 6,300 hotels and around 500,000 rooms.

Popular brands in the hotel group include Comfort Suites, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection, Rodeway Inn, Cambria Suites and Quality.

4. Wyndham Hotel Group (660,826 rooms)

The Wyndham Hotel Group is part of the American holding company Wyndham Worldwide. Wyndham Hotel Group operates hotel chains and holiday resorts around the world and looks after 17 brands under one roof.

Popular hotel brands include Planet Hollywood, Wyndham Grand, Super 8, Days Inn, Ramada, Wyndham, Baymont, Wingate, Hawthorn, Microtel, Ramada Worldwide, Travelodge, Howard Johnson, and AmeriHost. With over 7,600 hotels and more than 660,000 rooms, Wyndham is now also one of the top 5 largest hotel chains in the world.

3. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) (710,295 rooms)

The British InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, based near Denham / London, is one of the largest hotel chains with almost 711,000 rooms and over 4,800 hotels. InterContinental's beginnings go back to 1777 when Williams Bass founded the Bass Brewery.

In 1989 the Bass brewery expanded into the hotel business. To this end, the Holiday Inn International hotel chain was taken over in 1990. With more than 420,000 rooms, Holiday Inn / HI Express is one of the strongest hotel brands in the world. Other hotels in the chain include InterContinental, the brands Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

2. Marriott International (714,765 rooms)

The founding of the Marriott hotel group went back to the married couple J. Willard and Alice Marriott in the late 1920s (1927). After that, Marriott was de facto a family-run company for more than 80 years. In 1993, the Marriott International emerged, which has since concentrated primarily on the hotel business. Marriott International, based in Bethesda / USA, is the world's largest hotel chain with around 3,800 hotels and 700,000 rooms.

The well-known hotel brands of Marriott include, among others, Marriott, Renaissance, Protea Hotels and the legendary Ritz-Carlton, which is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. Franchising is an important business for Marriott today, although the hotel group has bought and re-established a number of hotel brands in recent years.

1.Hilton Hotels (715,062 rooms)

The Hilton hotel chain was founded in 1919 by Conrad Nicholson Hilton in Texas, making it one of the oldest and largest hotel chains in the world. While the Hilton Group was mainly active in the USA in the first few decades, the hotel chain later expanded increasingly abroad.

Today, Hilton operates over 4,300 hotels with more than 715,000 rooms in 93 countries worldwide. Well-known brands also include the Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites hotels and the popular Waldorf Astoria. After the Hilton was taken over by the Blackstone Group in mid-2007 for US $ 26 billion and thus briefly disappeared from the stock exchange, the share has been listed on the stock exchange since the end of 2013.

Risk of explosion with this US share! Incidentally, the prices of the competition Hilton are already well above the values ​​of January 2020. The breakout has already been successful. > read more

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