Top 10 Largest Hotel Chains in
10. China Lodging Group Limited – 3656 locations
This hotel group is also known as the Huazhu Hotels Group. It is a Chinese company with its
headquarters in the Chinese city of Shanghai. The chain is not that old at all. It was in 2005, the
China Lodging Group Limited saw the light of day. The company mainly tries to focus on young
people. Many of the hotels, therefore, have the price and appearance of youth hostels.
9. Best Western Hotels – 4200 locations
This American hotel chain is slightly older, and a lot more famous in western countries. Best
Western Hotels was founded in 1946. The start of the hotel chain was remarkable. In the 1940s,
there were mainly large and luxury hotels or small family hotels along the road.
8. Accor Hotels – 4283 locations
Accor Hotels was started in 1967, with the opening of a Novotel hotel in the French city of Lille. Accor
Hotels is a French company and has all kinds of different hotel chains among them. In addition to
Novotel, Ibis and Formula 1 also belong to the chain. Accor Hotels has more than twenty different
brands to its name and therefore has hotels for everyone.
7. InterContinental Hotels Group – 5431 locations
The history of this hotel group goes far back. The year 1777 is seen as the start of InterContinental
Hotels Group. In that year the Bass Brewery was opened in England. It is this Bass family that opened
the first hotel in the InterContinental Hotels Group. It was only around 1980 that the chain really began
to grow with several international branches. Famous brands of this hotel chain are Holiday Inn and
6.Hilton Worldwide – 5456 locations
Almost no chain is as famous worldwide as Hilton Worldwide and considered as one of
the largest hotel chains in the world. This may have something to do with Paris Hilton,
the granddaughter of the founder of this hotel chain. In 1919, the chain was started by
Conrad Hilton, when he bought a small hotel in Texas.
5. Choice Hotels – 6627 locations