Posted by Ric Garrido

An interesting graphic I came across shows the number of hotels in the U.S. by the seven largest U.S. hotel chains.

U.S. Hotels domestic supply among major U.S. Hotel Chains

  • Hilton Worldwide: 3,382 hotels; 506,455 rooms.
  • Marriott International: 3,110 hotels; 501,070 rooms.
  • Wyndham Worldwide: 5,815 hotels; 451,755 rooms.
  • Choice International: 5,081 hotels; 385,827 rooms.
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts: 495 hotels; 152,693 rooms.
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation: 354 hotels; 91,590 rooms. 
  • Carlson Rezidor Hotels: 549 hotels; 59,742 rooms.

Source: STR 12-31-2012 year end data.

I’m not sure why Best Western is missing from the list?

  • Best Western International: 2,165 hotels (North America); 178,518 rooms (North America). Source: Best Western. What is impressive about Best Western is 1,312 hotels in Europe.

IHG is a UK based company, although, the majority of properties are located in the USA.

  • InterContinental Hotels Group: 3,555 hotels; 449,617 rooms (North and South America and Caribbean). Source: IHG Fact Sheets. IHG has 628 hotels in Europe.

Starwood and Carlson have the highest proportion of hotels outside the USA among these chains. There are roughly 500 to 600 hotels outside the USA for Hilton, Marriott, Starwood and Carlson-Rezidor. 

The high number of hotels outside the USA is one of the features I most enjoy about Best Western Rewards. The Best Western chain can put you in many places the other hotel chains can’t. And for free with points stays.

And when you are in the U.S.A. there are nearly 25,000 hotels in just the top nine chains with global points-based hotel loyalty programs.

3 Responses

  1. What about Accor. I thought it was one of the largest?

  2. Accor is one of the largest internationally. However, they’re barely a player in the US, especially now that they’ve sold off Motel 6; not that it mattered anyway since Motel 6 never participated in their loyalty program. That leaves them with only a few Sofitels in the US, unless I’ve missed something.

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