Top 10 Largest Hotel Chains in the World

No other line of business profits as much from the increasing worldwide popularity of traveling than the hotel industry. Hotels (and resorts) are where vacations usually begin and end. While most hotels in the world are localized, with usually just a single location, there are also hotels that are part of a brand of hotel chains with franchised locations all over the world. You will almost definitely encounter one of these hotel brands in the most popular tourist hotspots around the globe.

These largest hotel chains usually offer their guests a standardized degree of service, comfort and other properties. This means no matter where you’re vacationing in the world, you can expect the same quality of stay if you book with that respective hotel brand. You liked your stay at the Hotel in one location? You will most likely equally enjoy your stay at the location on the other side of the world as well.

The largest hotel chains typically also offer hotels in several pricing classes, be it luxury, upscale (sometimes also known as “premium”), midscale, economy or special boutique hotels.

And the larger the hotel chain, the more locations around the world you will usually be able to find.

The following ranking therefore shows you the currently 10 largest hotel chains in the world, based on the number of locations each hotel chain owns all around the world.

Note: This ranking of the largest hotel chains in the world includes motels, which are also hotels by definition.

The 10 Largest Hotels Chains in the World

top 10 largest hotel chains in the world

1. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Owned Hotel brands:

Upscale:
Dolce Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham, Wyndham Grand

Boutique:
Dazzler, Esplendor, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham

Midscale:
AmericInn, Baymont, La Quinta, Ramada, Wingate by Wyndham, Wyndham Garden

Economy:
Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Microtel by Wyndham, Super 8, Travelodge


2. Marriott International

Owned Hotel brands:

Luxury:
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Edition Hotels, JW Marriott, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, The Ritz-Carlton, W Hotels

Upscale:
Autograph Collection Hotels, Delta Hotels, Gaylord Hotels, Le Meridien, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Vacation Club, Renaissance Hotels, Sheraton, Westin Hotels & Resorts

Boutique:
Design Hotels

Midscale:
AC Hotels by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott, Four Points by Sheraton, Moxy Hotels, Protea Hotels by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott


3. Choice Hotels International

Owned Hotel brands:

Upscale:
Ascend Hotel Collection, Cambria Hotels

Midscale:
Clarion, Comfort, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn

Economy:
EconoLodge, Rodeway Inn


4. Hilton Worldwide

Owned Hotel brands:

Luxury:
Conrad Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Upscale:
Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Signia by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Tempo by Hilton

Midscale:
Hampton by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Motto by Hilton, Tru by Hilton


5. InterContinental Hotels Group

Owned Hotel brands:

Luxury:
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Upscale:
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, EVEN Hotels, Hotel Indigo, Hualuxe Hotels & Resorts, Voco

Boutique:
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Midscale:
Atwell Suites, Avid, Candlewood Suites, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites


6. Accor

Owned Hotel brands:

Luxury:
Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, Delano, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Orient Express, Raffles Hotels and Resorts, Rixos Hotels, SLS, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, SO/ Hotels & Resorts, The House of Originals

Upscale:
25hours Hotels, Angsana, Art Series, Grand Mercure, Hyde Hotels, Resorts & Residencies, Mantis Hotels And Eco Escapes, Mondrian, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Peppers, Pullman Hotels and Resorts, MGallery Hotel Collection, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, The Sebel

Midscale:
Aparthotel Adagio, Mama Shelter, Mantra Hotels Resorts Apartments, Mercure Hotels, Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts, Tribe

Economy:
BreakFree, greet hotels, hotelF1, ibis, JO&JOE


7. Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Owned Hotel brands:

Luxury:
WorldHotels Collection

Upscale:
Best Western Plus, Best Western Premier, BW Premier Collection

Boutique:
Aiden by Best Western, GLō, Sadie by Best Western, Vīb

Midscale:
Best Western, BW Signature Collection, Executive Residency by Best Western

Economy:
SureStay, SureStay Plus, SureStay Signature Collection, SureStay Studio


8. G6 Hospitality

Owned Hotel brands:

Economy:
Motel 6, Studio 6


9. Red Lion Hotels

Owned Hotel brands:

Upscale:
Hotel RL

Boutique:
Signature Inn

Midscale:
Red Lion Hotels, Red Lion Inn & Suites

Economy:
Americas Best Value Inn, Canadas Best Value Inn, GuestHouse, Knights Inn


10. Radisson Hotel Group

Owned Hotel brands:

Luxury:
Radisson Collection

Upscale:
Park Plaza, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED

Boutique:
art’otel

Midscale:
Country Inn & Suites, Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson


The 10 Largest Hotel Chains in the World

(as of September 2020)

Top 10 Largest Hotel Chains in the World:
1. WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS
Worldwide locations: ~ 9,300
2. MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL
Worldwide locations: ~ 7,500
3. CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL
Worldwide locations: ~ 7,100
4. HILTON WORLDWIDE
Worldwide locations: ~ 6,200
5. INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP
Worldwide locations: ~ 5,700
6. ACCOR
Worldwide locations: ~ 4,800
7. BEST WESTERN HOTELS & RESORTS
Worldwide locations: ~ 4,700
8. G6 HOSPITALITY
Worldwide locations: ~ 1,500
9. RED LION HOTELS
Worldwide locations: ~ 1,400
10. RADISSON HOTEL GROUP
Worldwide locations: ~ 1,100

The 10 largest hotel chains in the world by number of worldwide locations. Includes motels and resorts, excludes vacation apartments for rent and timeshare properties.


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