10 Best Hotel Chains
Where to stay in? I bet this is the first question that comes to mind when travelling. Some of us prefer to stay in one of the major hotel chains in the world. The reason is rather simple.
If you regularly stay in hotels one of the major chains, you should not fear the unexpected, because all hotels are the same standards of quality and service. Also you can participate in bonus programs, earn points and use them later to pay for housing. And do you know what hotel chains own the largest number of rooms?
If no check this out.
Since 2004, this hotel s chain became the largest in the world. To date, it owns more than 600 thousand hotel rooms, scattered across the globe. Each year their number is being increased by 5,9%, mainly due to the expansion of Holiday Inn Express, but also because of the increasing number of hotels Crowne Plaza and the emergence in Europe, Staybridge Suites and Indigo boutique hotel.
This hotel chain has long been known mainly overseas. Then a few hotel brands Ramada and Super 8 has appeared in Portugal, the Netherlands, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Russia. After purchasing the Microtel Inns Suites and a network of residences for an extended stay Hawthorn Suites (two brands previously owned by Global Hyatt), it added more, a total of 400 new assets (more than 29 thousand rooms) and went to the second place in world by the number of rooms.
The company claims that every year, growing by 4,7% and in the near future has plans to build 800 hotel and add to the existing 500 thousand rooms 125 thousand more. The Group also promises to invest a lot in pre-existing ones, including the Marriott floor, numerous brands, covering all niches of the hotel business from budget options for poor tourists to luxury hotels for the discerning VIP-persons.
Ranking as the fourth largest chain, this brand is popular not only with luxury hotels, but also because of the scandalous Paris Hilton s escapades, the former heir to the empire hotel room. The company is known propensity for innovations: the first one of its owners have introduced a system of star ratings, equipped hotel with Wi-Fi. However, the chain began to suffer losses, and in 2007 the former owners were forced to sell the hotel business group Blackstone. In 2008 net increased with 300 new sites, and the growth of the company was mainly due to expanses of the United States. But the emergence of the company s portfolio of brands Doubletree, Homewood Suites, and especially the Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn, as well as the construction of Hilton Hotel in provincial Russia say the desire to start taking over the world.
The Group has almost 500 thousand rooms which are growing at the rate of 3.7% per year. Jubilee, 800 th hotel under the brand Ibis opened not so long ago in Shanghai. Accor intends to continue the global expansion of its brands Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman, Mercure, Suite Hotel, All Seasons, Ibis, Etap, Motel 6, Formula 1 and plans to soon add to the stock around 105 thousand new rooms. This brand is rather popular with its rather expensive and luxurious services.
This American franchisor has about 4000 hotel brands- Quality Inn, Choice Hotels, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn, and every year the increase assets by 4,5% . These hotel brands are famous for the fact that in the middle of last century was the first to install telephones in the rooms and make hotel pools, introducing the all day round job placement service. It was also one of the first 80 to begin working with the global reservation systems. Today the owners are betting on the interests of each client and introduce new items such as, for example, environmental breakfasts. Now the company plans to better diversifying its business and thus the company is planning to bring in couple of new brands to the market.
It is well known in Europe, particularly in France. Unfortunately, the hotel chain has recently slowed its development by 1%. Despite this, the company continues its expansion to the east, is building a facility in the UAE and China. It’s the only brand that has the largest number of hotels, united by one brand (in the world for more than 4 thousand hotels bear the name Best Western). In 2008 the company opened its first hotel category 5 stars in the Czech capital Prague. Seems like Europe will continue struggling to get more and more service from this hotel chains.
Hotels Corporation, under such famous brands as Sheraton Hotels Resorts, Westin Hotels Resorts, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, W Hotel and Four Points Hotels by Sheraton, Le Meridien, Aloft, can be found on all continents except Australia. Despite the disappearance of the 20 hotels that are inconsistent with the new standards, this chain is firmly established on its spot. The main advantage of the hotel chain is that it’s putting more emphasize on the recreation planning and thus makes the guests to feel just like at home.
Carlson Hotel chain has 150 thousand rooms and over the last year increased by 2%. It managed to carry out their plans for implementation in the Asia-Pacific region and now the attention of the company is focused on the development of Rezidor hotels in Europe. This hotel is more designed to fulfill the individual needs of the visitors rather than emphasizing the collective needs. This hotels is turned to be one of the best service providers overall. Except that the hotel is one of the hotels that got the smallest amount of claims during the entire time of functioning.
I guess this is the only hotel that actually stopped growth of the company related to its policy: Global Hyatt has concentrated on high-end segment, but nevertheless it is among the ten largest. In 2007, the chain launched an innovative hotel brand Hyatt Place, where everything is created based on the results of surveys carried out among the discerning tourists. The hotel is not only providing exclusive services but also tries to make the emphasize on its buildings and design.