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Top Hotel Franchises

 

The hospitality industry is still going strong, complete with constant international expansion and renovations. Along with newer brands to accommodate young travelers, top hotels are also becoming more eco-friendly and incorporating mobile booking features. 

Sales Growth - Economy Hotel Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
281 Studio 6 140* 12.0%
71 Motel 6 1,725* 9.5%
122 Red Roof Inn 690* 6.2%
67 Days Inn 1,865* 3.6%
68 Super 8 1,775* 1.4%
151 Howard Johnson 490* 1.0%
121 Econo Lodge 690* 0.7%

*Franchise Times Estimate

Economy hotel brands in the Top 200+ had a solid year, topping $7.3 billion in overall sales with a 3.3 percent gain overall. WoodSpring and Red Roof Inn both posted sales growth of over 10 percent, while Howard Johnson was the only economy hotel to post a negative sales growth.

 

Sales Growth - Luxury Hotel Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
15 Hyatt 8,750* 12.2%
47 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts 3,075* 2.5%

*Franchise Times Estimate

The two luxury hotel giants in the Top 200+, Hyatt and InterContinental, both saw positive sales growth in 2016, up 4 percent and 1.6 percent. 

 

Sales Growth - Midscale Hotel Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
57 Fairfield Inn 2,350* 14.6%
19 Hampton by Hilton 7,500* 7.9%
51 Quality Inn & Suites 2,600* 6.1%
170 Travelodge 410* 5.1%
132 Sleep Inn & Suites 575* 4.5%
21 Holiday Inn Express 6,650* 3.9%
64 La Quinta Inn & Suites 1,950* 3.2%
32 Comfort Inn & Suites 4,050* 0.0%
101 Country Inn & Suites 850* 0.0%
72 Ramada 1,700* -1.4%
23 Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts 6,010* -1.5%

*Franchise Times Estimate

Midscale brands in the Top 200+ continued their upward climb, as the category topped $33.4 billion in estimated overall sales. Only one of the eleven brands posted a decline in overall sales. 

 

 

Sales Growth - Upscale Hotel Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
87 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts 1,200* 14.3%
65 Homewood Suites 1,925* 11.6%
36 Hilton Garden Inn 3,850* 8.5%
37 Residence Inn 3,850* 8.5%
100 Staybridge Suites 860* 7.5%
31 DoubleTree by Hilton 4,350* 7.4%
80 Springhill Suites 1,450* 7.4%
9 Marriott Hotels & Resorts 11,500* 7.0%
22 Courtyard 6,100* 6.1%
30 Westin 4,400* 6.0%
39 Radisson 3,700* 5.7%
56 Renaissance 2,475* 4.2%
53 Embassy Suites 2,575* 4.0%
110 Clarion Hotels 775* 2.0%
13 Hilton Hotels & Resorts 9,650* 1.6%
24 Sheraton 5,950* 1.3%
45 Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts 3,200* 0.0%

*Franchise Times Estimate

All franchises in the upscale category saw estimated sales growths of at least one percent, while the biggest brand in the hotel category, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, posted $10.75 billion in sales during 2016, a 7.5% jump.  As shared by Bill Duncan, global head of All Suites Brands by Hilton, the Highland Group’s 2017 Extended-Stay Lodging Market report showed extended-stay demand hitting its highest level since 2010. “We are seeing this reflected in the performance of our own brands,” he said, referencing Homewood Suites’ 9.3 percent sales growth in 2016—the third-best performer in the upscale category. 

 

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