Luxury is one temptation that can hardly be resisted. And what else can be the defining phrase of luxury than enjoying a world class travel inclusive of some of the most magnificent grand abodes spread across the globe. Yes, you got me right! I am talking about the grand hotel chains that are spread over the vast acres of land and have always managed to rule the hearts and also the world of hospitality and luxury. Given below are the names of some of such hotel chains that are sure to offer you a dream-like experience with extravagant drapes, intricate and enchanting designs, diverse and mouth-watering cuisine and grand hospitality:
10. Best Western International
With a tag of ‘World’s Largest Hotel family’, Best Western Internationals is surely one of the fastest growing hotel chains in the Middle East and Asia. The hotel was founded in 1946 and it has proudly reigned for 46 years on the US soil. On the other hand, it has been in Europe for more than 37 years now. The headquarters of the hotel now lies at Phoenix, Arizona, and its first five star hotel was opened in 2008, Prague, Czech. The hotel currently generates a revenue earning of 206 million US dollars per year out of its 3900 grand and luxurious establishments around the world.
9. Starwood Hotels and Resorts
With names like Le Meridien, Westin, Aloft, Element, The Luxury Collection and many more as its off springs, Starwood Hotels and Resorts is surely a class apart in the hospitality industry. With 9 giant hotel names in their kitty, each of the nine hotels of this chain is better than the other. And if you think that’s enough of their grand affairs, check out some of their amazing programmes such as Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) that allow its guests to earn and redeem credits for their stays.
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You name it and leave it all to Accor to arrange for you for a world class stay. Simple, sophisticated, comfortable – all these adjectives sit perfectly with their hospitality services which never leave you disappointed. It was originated in France in 1967 and currently is being headquartered at Paris. This elaborate chain has 3717 hotels in its kitty right now with grand hotel names ranging from Novotels to the Mercure and Sofitels, and of course, the Ibis.
7. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Indulgence, in its purest – I guess I don’t need to talk anything else for this hotel chain which is currently reigning proudly in 40 nations with over 100 properties. Each one of its hotels is a must visit if you want to indulge yourself completely into world class hospitality. Call it pampering or anything else, but this hotel chain surely knows how to make your stay memorable each time you visit any of their hotels or resorts. It has ranked among the top largest hotel chains in the world many a times by Travel + Leisure Magazine with many of the hotels ranking every year among “Top 100 Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune since 1988.
6. Jing Jiang International
Jing Jiang International is currently residing as the largest hotel chain in China. And with 2,208 number of grand hotels to their credit Jing Jiang International is one of the leading and largest hotel chains in the world. A firm believer of providing all their customers with fine and sophisticated luxury, their hotel in Shanghai is a must visit for its European style architectural marvels which leaves you nothing but mesmerized. The company currently operates some of the well-known hotel names inclusive of Peace Hotel, Park Hotel, Jingjiang Hotel and Metropole Hotel. It has its feet firmly established in the travel industry as well with its company Shanghai Jing Jiang Tours Co. Ltd., also known as Jingjiang Travel.
5. Hilton Worldwide
Does the name Paris Hilton sounds familiar? Yes. She is very much related to Conrad N. Hilton, the founder of Hilton Worldwide that stands as a pioneering name at present times in the hospitality industry. It was founded in 1919 by Conrad N. Hilton and is now led by Christopher J. Nassetta, the current CEO. As of 2015, the company’s portfolio includes 4525 hotels with over 745, 074 rooms in 97 countries. This makes it the largest hotel chain in the world in terms of rooms and international presence. With names like Double Tree, Astoria, Curio, Conrad, Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide has built an empire which is one of its kind in trend, grandeur and innovation. it is currently headquartered in Virgina, United States. It was also ranked first in 2012 Happiest Companies in America.
4. Mariott International
With establishments already over 4117 across the globe and several on-going projects, Mariott International hotels is slowly but steadily climbing the ladder towards the numero uno position. It won’t be surprising to see the name on the top in the next 5 years may be. Already making their presence felt in 72 countries Mariott International has some of the biggest names under its brand inclusive Residence Inn, The Ritz Carlton, Courtyard, Autograph Collection, Fairfield Inn and many more. The company has its current headquarters in Washington, DC. It is known for not only its glitzy and luxurious interiors but also its spas and multiple healthy dining options promising a healthy stay to all.
3. Choice Hotels International
Feeling at home but with luxury that is class apart – if you are looking for this then Choice Hotels Internationals is surely your destination. They are also the proud introducer of in-room services like telephone, 24-hours desk service, guaranteed reservations et al. It was founded as Quality Courts United 76 years ago with their headquarters located at Maryland, US. The company switched itself to franchising in 1972 and renamed itself as Quality International, thus marking its first step of glorious journey in the international arena. One of the largest hotel chains in the world today it has 6379 properties in over 30 countries with names such as Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, Quality, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection, Clairon Hotels and Suites and many more.
2. Wyndham Hotel Groups
Spanning over 66 countries in 6 continents, Wyndham Hotel Groups surely deserves to be on top 5 on our list. It was founded in 1981 in Dallas, Texas, US and was known as Wyndham Hotel Corporation then. The company is also known for offering some of the best guest loyalty rewards to its guests including airline tickets, gift cards etc. at nearly 7000 locations. It has a beautiful tagline of The Right Way. The Wyndham Way and guarantees each one of your experience there to be a memorable one. Two of their hotels, Knights Inn and Travelodge, are considered to be their busiest hotels for their easy access and affordability.
1. IHG – Intercontinental Hotels Group
Spread across 100 countries, 4840 properties, 686873 luxurious rooms, IHG proudly secures the no. 1 spot on the list. With an origin dated back to 1777 IHG has established itself as a pioneering name in the hospitality industry. It initially started its journey with its first hotel ever, Bass Brewery. And now, with each passing year, it is spreading its wings enveloping grand hotel names such as Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo, Candlewood Suits, Holiday Inn Express and many more. The Avenue Crowne Plaza Chicago Magnificent Mile and The Venetian Macao Resort are the ones which are a must visit widely cherished for their grandeur and magnificence.