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56. Renaissance

Last Year's Rank: 54

Investment Range: Over $1 Million

Category: Hotel Travel

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Company Description


This upper scale hotel and resort brand began as a Ramada holding when the first Ramada Renaissance hotel was built in 1982. Marriott International purchased Renaissance Hotels in 1997. Renaissance is one of 19 brands owned by Marriott, making it a fellow subsidiary of brands like The Ritz-Carlton, Delta Hotels & Resorts and Courtyard.

At the end of 2015, Renaissance had 160 locations worldwide, with 79 of these units being franchised. Renaissance claims to have 45 hotels in its pipeline. The company has a Navigators program, a personalized concierge service where select staff members give guests information on the best local features.  

Company Statistics


Global Sales: $2,375,000,000*

US Units: 84

International Units: 79

Total Units: 163

Percent Franchised: 51%

% International Units: 48%

US Franchised Units: 57

International Franchised Units: 26

Sales Growth %: 1.1%

Unit Growth %: 1.9%

*Franchise Times Estimate

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