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Hotels chains offer the best in class services, leisure, and a grand experience to their customers. These hotel chains have tens of thousands of properties across the world earning billions in revenue and are among some of the biggest companies in the world.
The hospitality industry is a very competitive one and can be vulnerable to the ups and downs of the economic cycle. Online travel sites have information regarding hotels, which can be used for finding room availability and monitoring prices of hotels.
We take a look at the largest hotel chains in the US- Wyndham, Marriott, Hilton, IHG, and Hyatt.
Insights in Brief
- The largest hotel chain in US is Wyndham with 6,367 locations.
- There are more than 21,997 hotels in the US.
- Texas (2.4K) is the state with the most number of hotels.
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How many hotel chains are in the US
We analyzed a total of 21,997 hotels from 5 of the largest hotel chains in the US. Wyndham is the largest hotel chain with 6,367 locations. Followed by are Marriott (5.5K) and Hilton (5.3K).
Wyndham Hotels in the US
Wyndham has a total of 6,367 locations in the US. The top three states with the most number of locations are Texas (706), California (437), and Florida (341).
Wyndham may have the largest number of properties at over 6K+, but their revenue and global footprint are smaller.
How many hotels are under the Wyndham Brand
There are 16 hotels under the Wyndham Brand. Super 8 (24.2%), Days Inn, (22.3%), and La Quinta (14.7%) have the most number of locations and account for more than 60% of locations. Hotels under Wyndham range from upscale hotels for high-end travelers to modest ones that are price friendly.
The chart below shows the breakdown of the number of locations for each brand by percentage.
Marriott Hotels in the US
Marriott has a total of 5,540 locations in the US. The top three states with the most number of locations are Texas (570), California (531), and Florida (486).
As a hotel chain, Marriott prides itself on hospitality and luxury, values that speak to a particular demographic. The brand also cares about social issues, diversity, community development, and sustainability.
How many hotels are under the Marriott Brand
There are 23 hotels under the Marriott Brand with Fairfield Inn (19.2%), Courtyard (19%), and Residence Inn (15.3%) having the most number of hotels. These three hotels account for 53% of total locations.
The U.S.-based hotel chain is the world’s biggest, after its merger with Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2016. Marriott has a global presence with properties spread across 30 brands, including the Sheraton brand, which is the third biggest revenue generator in the company’s portfolio. Here is a breakdown of the number of locations for each brand in the US by percentage.
Hilton Hotels in the US
Hilton Group has a total of 5,308 locations nationally. The top three states with the most number of Hilton properties are Texas (529), Florida (420), and California (384).
U.S. hotel chain Hilton, named for its founder Conrad Hilton, trails Marriott by a hair. The global hotel brand has a presence in over 100 countries spread across brands including Hilton, Astoria, and DoubleTree.
How many hotels are under the Hilton Brand
There are 13 hotels under the Hilton Brand with Hampton (45.5%), Hilton Garden Inn (13.6%), and Homewood Suites (9.4%) have the most number of hotels. Hampton by Hilton is one of the leading upper midscale hotel brands and it accounts for 43.5% of Hilton locations.
With legacy brands like Embassy, Canopy, Conrad, Curio, Doubletree, and Waldorf Astoria under its massive shade, Hilton Worldwide is certainly one of the largest hotel management companies with a cue of opulence, style, and constant innovation.
IHG Hotels in the US
InterContinental Hotels Group has a total of 4,037 locations in the US. The top three states with the most number of locations are Texas (516), California (278), and Florida (263).
The British-headquartered company is the mastermind behind some of the most profitable hotel brands in the world, including Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites, and Crowne Plaza. IHG also has numerous luxury brands such as InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.
How many hotels are under the IHG Brand
There are 15 hotels under the IHG Brand. Holiday Inn Express (56.7%), Holiday Inn (14.5%), and Candlewood Suites (10.8%) having the most number of hotels.
Each of IHG hotel brands caters to guests in their own distinct way. Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, which provide an affordable stay for guests account for more than 70% of locations.
Hyatt Hotels in the US
Hyatt has a total of 743 locations across 49 states. California (95), Texas (72), and Florida (63) are the states with the most number of locations.
How many hotels are under the Hyatt Brand
There are 16 hotels under the Hyatt Brand with Hyatt Place (45.1%), Hyatt House (14.1%), and Hyatt Regency (13.6%) having the most number of hotels.
Hyatt has carved a niche in the higher-end market, zeroing in on modern, design-forward, creative spaces that are meant to inspire and refresh. Hyatt owns 18 brands, with Hyatt Place having the most number of locations. The majority of Hyatt’s brand portfolio is made up of luxury properties such as Andaz, Alia, Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Thompson Hotels, and Miraval.
Top States with the most Hotels
Texas has the most number of hotels with 2,393 locations. Followed by are California (1.7K) and Florida (1.5K).
A new type of Hospitality
Perhaps no industry has been hit hard as much by the pandemic as tourism. There is so much uncertainty for citizens who may want to know about travel. For a certain amount of time, hospitality will be faceless and encourage social distancing while travelers can expect to see cleanliness and housekeeping front and enter in hotels.
Despite the implications Covid-19 has on social interactions and activities, people are still looking to experience new things. Those willing to go out there might still be craving the personal attention and special care that hospitality is known for. Airbnb has created a significant impact on these hotel chains. Airbnb’s ability to provide more affordable accommodations is advantageous for customers, but not so much for branded hotels.
The travel industry is becoming more data driven. Online booking sites have made it easier for travelers to look up room tariffs from multiple hotels before selecting a hotel. Gathering data from Booking.com can help hotel chains to dynamically change prices depending on traveler interest. Similarly, scraping TripAdvisor for hotel prices too can help gather valuable hotel data.
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