12. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Last Year's Rank: 13
Investment Range: Over $1 Million
Category: Hotel Travel
Hilton is a hotel company that specializes in both leisure and business-related travel with 12 different brand expressions, with hotels all over the world. Its parent company is Hilton Worldwide, which is in turn owned by the Blackstone Group, an investment servicer and multinational corporation based in New York City.
Some of Hilton’s flagship hotel brands include Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, and Conrad Hotels & Resorts. The company has also started millennial-focused brands including and Canopy and Curio that it continues to roll out.
In January, Hilton opened its first hotel in Chad, expanding Hilton’s worldwide presence to 100 countries and territories.
Global Sales: $9,300,000,000*
US Units: 238
International Units: 334
Total Units: 572
Percent Franchised: 40%
% International Units: 58%
US Franchised Units: 173
International Franchised Units: 56
Sales Growth %: 4.50%
Unit Growth %: 2.10%*Franchise TImes Estimate