Biggest Hotel Groups of The World

Numerous hotels of different types and quality offer their services all over the world. Some of them are independent; many form groups or hotel chains. Which hotel groups have the most rooms? Meet the largest hotel chains according to MKG Hospitality data.
1. InterContinental Hotel Group:
Since 2005, IHG has been the largest hotel chain in the world - today the group comprises more than 600,000 rooms. In 2008, 25,000 rooms joined the group's inventory, while the pipeline growth of 250,000 in the coming years will keep IHG at the top. The growth of the group was supported by the expansion of Holiday Inn Express, supported by the expansion of Crowne Plaza and the arrival of Staybridge Suites and Indigo boutique hotels in Europe. With 5.9% growth in the global range of rooms, IHG remains the largest hotel group in the world.
2. Wyndham Hotel Group:
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world's second largest. This American hotel chain has a 7.7% increase in the supply of rooms. The acquisition of two Global Hyatt brands - the economical Microtel Inns & Suites and the long-term Hawthorn Suites product helped develop nearly 400 new properties.
3. Marriott International Hotels:
Marriott International maintains the average growth of 4.7% and extensive expansion plans - 800 hotels with a total of 125,000 rooms. The group also invests significantly in its existing brands.
4. Hilton hotels:
Hilton Hotels is the fourth largest hotel chain in the world. In 2008, 300 new properties were added to the portfolio. The growth of this group remains strong, especially in the US, Hilton's home country. Hilton also benefits from the brand's international movement. Doubletree, Homewood Suites and in particular Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn have started major global development.
5. Accor Hotels Group:
Accor Group has nearly 500,000 rooms, with an annual growth of 3.7%. The group opened the 800th Ibis brand in Shanghai, China. Along with the growth of Etap Hotels and Formula 1, it has secured its position in the global budget / economy sector. Overall, Accor's expansion plans remain a priority, with 105,000 new rooms planned.
6. Choice hotels:
With 4.5% global room supply growth, US franchisor Choice Hotels has not been removed from its rankings. The upscale Cambria brand expanded rapidly with 12 hotels in operation and a pipeline of 61 properties. To better diversify the offer, the group is considering the creation of two new luxury brands, a full service and an extended stay concept.
7. Best Western:
Best Western development in Europe, especially in France, is strong despite the global offering declining by just over 1%. In 2008, the group opened its first five-star hotel in Europe, in Prague. The chic Premier label is gaining importance with its arrival in China and Dubai.
8. Starwood Hotels & Resorts:
The revitalization of the group's Sheraton has been completed to 70% and is now beginning to bear fruit, with the offer of 10 hotels growing despite the disappearance of about 20 hotels that no longer meet the new standards.
9. Carlson:
With 150,000 rooms, up 2%, Carlson has the ninth largest hotel chain in the world. The goal of 20,000 rooms in business or development in Asia-Pacific has been reached. In Europe, Carlson announced to increase its interests in Rezidor, a group that promises dynamic growth.
10. Global Hyatt:
Although Global Hyatt registers a 17.4% drop in room supply worldwide, it is still the number 10 group in the world. However, this decline was the result of the group's strategy to focus on the higher segment. Apart from this, all brands experienced solid growth.