Marriott International is a world-renowned hotel chain, operating in more than 125 countries and franchising more than 6,500 hotels. Marriott International acquired Starwood Hotels and Resorts for US$13 billion in 2016, the largest hotel chain acquisition ever.
Hilton Worldwide was established in the early 20th century and has now become one of the most famous hotel and resort companies in the world. Hilton Worldwide adopts a franchise model, owns 14 brands, and operates on six continents.
Best Western has more than 2,000 hotels in North America and 4,200 hotels and motels worldwide. The company’s three innovative brands Best Western, Best Western Plus and Best Western Premier provide excellent services to 58 million members in the United States and Canada. Best Western Rewards, the most popular loyalty program, has 35 million members and has been ranked highest in the U.S. News and World Report’s list of the best hotel reward programs for six consecutive years.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation was established in the 1960s and now has 750 hotels in 54 countries. The group expanded its business to Latin America and the Caribbean, and opened a number of hotel brands in Central America and Latin America, including Hyatt Residence, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Centric. As of 2017, the Hyatt Hotel Group has approximately 45,000 employees and total assets of US$3.52 billion.
AccorHotels has 25 hotel brands around the world and receives 500,000 guests every day. AccorHotels has a marketing innovation laboratory and has been committed to opening up new markets and launching a new lifestyle brand JO&JOE to meet the growing market demand in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas.
InterContinental Hotels Group (InterContinental Hotels Group) has more than 5,400 hotels worldwide, with revenue of US$1.784 billion in 2017. The company adopts a franchise model and currently has 1,776 hotels, of which 974 hotels belong to its investment portfolio. InterContinental Hotels Group has 15 brands, serves 100 countries around the world, and rewards more than 100 million club members.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts operates in 66 countries and regions around the world, has 8,000 hotels, and has established 15 hotel brands.
Choice Hotel is one of the world’s largest and most successful accommodation franchisees, with brands such as Clarion, Econo Lodge, Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites, which can meet corporate and leisure needs. The hotel has more than 6,800 rooms, including budget hotels and luxury hotels.
Extended Stay America has revenues of US$1.28 billion and has more than 630 hotels located in the United States and Canada. Extended Stay America is headquartered in North Carolina, USA, and its shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
G6 Hospitality LLC had revenue of US$636 million in 2017, has launched three brands, and used franchising to promote business growth. It is a subsidiary of French hotel chain Accor SA. The company launched the hotel economy brand Motel 6 in 49 states in the United States and five provinces in Canada. In 2014, G6 Hospitality LLC launched two new brands-Hotel 6 and Estudio 6, as a way to enter Latin American market.