21 Top Hotel Chains

Hotel chains are a popular way of enriching the travel experience due to their worldwide presence and popularity. There are several big hotel chains in the world that offer variety of experiences for its guests like resorts, luxury vacations, leisure occasions, and business travel.

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This is a list of the top hotel chains compiled on the basis of popularity and their network.

Hilton Worldwide

The US based Hilton group consists of luxury resorts and hotels across the world. This chain is present in more than 70 nations across the world, while there are 540 locations having its presence. Beach and getaway resorts are some of the different types of resorts offered by this chain. Hilton also allows its guests to host meetings, weddings, and other special events as well.

Brands: Hampton Inn, Conrad | Properties: 3800+


This international hotel chain from US has properties in more than 3500 locations around the world, while it has its presence in 74 countries. There are five different types of properties offered by Marriott for its guests – extended stay, resort, timeshare, convention centre, and new hotels. The hotel company provides guests with the ability to search for hotels based on amenities.

Brands: CounrtYard, Gaylord, Ritz-Carlton, Bulgari | Properties: 3700+

Starwood Hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts (US) has a worldwide presence with its resorts and hotels, which currently stand at 1128 in number. The hotel chain is present in six continents under nine different brands. Luxury and upscale hotels, residences, resorts, and retreats are the different types of properties present under the Starwood brand. The hotel group also offers an award winning loyalty program.

Brands: Westin, Sheraton, Four Points, WHotels, Le Meridian, ALoft | Properties: 1128


Hyatt group of hotels (USA) consists of numerous properties that range from resorts to spas. The hotel group has a total of eight brands that offer kid vacations, family vacations, golf vacations, and vacation ownerships as some of its products.

Brands: Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Andaz, Place Hyatt | Properties: 500+

IC Hotels Group

Inter Continental Hotels Group (UK) consists of more than 4500 hotel across 100 different countries around the world. These hotels are present under nine different brands including Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn express offering hotels and resorts that cater for both business and pleasure travel.

Brands: Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn | Properties: 4500+

Accor Hotels

This is the French hotel chain that has its presence in 91 countries around the world. It has more than 4400 properties offering budget, economy, midscale, upscale, and luxury accommodation. The first hotel of the chain was started in 1967.

Brands: Ibis (1600+), Mercure (600+), Sofitel, Novotel | Properties: 4400+


Wyndham Hotels and Resorts (USA) are primarily present in the North American regions. This hotel group has a number of hotels and time-share resorts under various brands. This chain of hotels was started in 1981 in the state of Texas.

Brands: Days Inn, Ramanda Worldwide, Baymont Inns and Suites, Wingate, Hawthorn, Microtel Inn, Tryp, Super8 | Properties: 6900+

Best Western

The Best Western group of hotels, which was started in 1946, has an international presence with over 4000 properties across the world. The company is based in US. It runs in more than 100 countries with properties ranging from motor inns to full-service hotels.

Properties: 4000+

Choice Hotels

Started in 1939 in USA, Choice Hotels International provides inns, suites, and extended stay properties through 11 different brands. It has more than 6000 properties around the world. Its presence in more than 30 countries caters to economy, midscale, and upscale sectors.

Properties: 6200+


The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (USA) consists of several brands like Radisson Hotels and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts operating in more than 150 countries across the globe. This hotel chain specializes in offering full-service hotels and resorts.

Brands: Radisson, Country Inns and Suites, Park Plaza | Properties: 1300+ hotels, 2,00,000+ rooms

Four Seasons

Started in 1961, this Canadian hotel chain offers luxury accommodation through 90 properties across the world. It has presence in 36 countries while also offering residence clubs as a fractional division. This hotel brand consists of five-star rated hotels.

Properties: 89


This Hong Kong based hotel chain offers hotels and resorts in more than 75 properties across the world. Hotels offer both luxury and business class experience to guests. The hotel chain was started in 1971 with the first hotel in Singapore.

NH Hotels

NH Hotels is a Spanish hotel group offering business hotels in three continents around the world – Europe, South America, and Africa. There are 347 hotels in these regions offered moderately priced rooms for business travelers. The group was started in 1978.


The UK based Barceló Hotels & Resorts group offers numerous types of hotels like adults only, luxury, family, couples, beach, and city hotels. They are primarily present in Europe, South America, and Africa. Spa and golf hotels are also present.

Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group from Hong Kong specializes in offering luxury hotels, residences, and resorts around the world. It has 45 hotels in 28 different countries across the world. It primarily offers its hotels and resorts in Europe, Asia, and America.


This is a Swiss Hotel group that is the oldest of its kind in Europe. It provides luxury accommodation in 32 countries around the world. It has a total of 74 hotels rated in the five-star category. The first Kempinski hotel was started in 1897.


This Middle Eastern (UAE) hotel chain offers luxury hotels in numerous locations around the world. Its crown jewels include the Burj Al Arab in Dubai and Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London. The hotel group was started in 1997.

Taj Hotels

Owned by the Tata group, the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is an Indian luxury hotel chain that was started in 1903. It has presence in 12 different countries and offers hotels, resorts, private islands, palaces, serviced apartments, and spas.

Omni Hotels

Omni Hotels & Resorts offers luxury hotels and resorts in 47 different properties across North America. There are also a few international destinations available as well. Golf, spa, beach, and ski are the different types of resorts available.

Moevenpick Hotels

This Swiss hotel chain offers luxury accommodation in 26 different countries, while it has a total of 90 different properties in these regions. The hotel chain also offers cruise tours in its cruise ships as well. It is primarily a business hotel.

Extendedstay Hotels

Extended Stay Hotels offers budget accommodation solutions for guests looking for temporary housing and weekend getaways. It was formed in 2004, and it has 680 hotels across Canada and the United States. There are five different brands under this hotel group.

Note: All properties related information is taken from company’s websites.

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