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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 %
279 Studio 6 150* 7.1%
76 Motel 6 1,700* 3.0%
121 Red Roof Inn 693 2.7%
69 Super 8 1,800* 1.4%
153 Howard Johnson 490* 0.0%
124 Econo Lodge 685* -0.7%
68 Days Inn 1,850* -0.8%

*Franchise Times Estimate

Studio 6, followed by Motel 6, lead sales in the economy section. Econo Lodge put up negative sales numbers, down 0.7 percent as it dropped three spots.

 

Sales Growth - Luxury Hotel Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
16 Hyatt 9,750* 11.4%
46 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts 3,300* 7.3%

*Franchise Times Estimate

Hyatt is ranked No. 16 and grew sales 11.4 percent in 2018. InterContinental moved up a spot in the Top 200+.

 

Sales Growth - Midscale Hotel Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
54 Fairfield Inn 2,550* 8.5%
19 Hampton by Hilton 8,100* 8.0%
20 Holiday Inn Express 7,150* 7.5%
172 Travelodge 440* 7.3%
51 Quality Inn & Suites 2,750* 5.8%
65 La Quinta Inn & Suites 2,050* 5.1%
130 Sleep Inn & Suites 600* 4.3%
23 Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts 6,250* 4.0%
102 Country Inn & Suites 875* 2.9%
74 Ramada 1,725* 1.5%
33 Comfort Inn & Suites 4,075* 0.6%

*Franchise Times Estimate

All the midscale brands trended upward this year. Fairfield Inn came out ahead with 8.5 percent growth in sales. Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts maintained its rank this year at 23. Comfort Inn & Suites grew the least and dropped a spot on the Top 200+.

 

Sales Growth - Upscale Hotel Franchises

Rank Company $ Millions Sales Growth %
100 Staybridge Suites 975* 13.4%
84 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts 1,350* 12.5%
62 Homewood Suites 2,150* 11.7%
32 Hilton Garden Inn 4,200* 9.1%
80 Springhill Suites 1,550* 6.9%
13 Hilton Hotels & Resorts 10,300* 6.7%
43 Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts 3,400* 6.3%
26 DoubleTree by Hilton 4,550* 4.6%
9 Marriott Hotels & Resorts 12,000* 4.3%
53 Renaissance 2,575* 4.0%
34 Residence Inn 4,000* 3.9%
52 Embassy Suites 2,675* 3.9%
22 Courtyard 6,300* 3.3%
38 Radisson 3,750* 1.4%
30 Westin 4,450* 1.1%
24 Sheraton 5,975* 0.4%
115 Clarion Hotels 775* 0.0%

*Franchise Times Estimate

Almost every brand in the upscale category saw growth. Wyndham Hotel & Resorts had the highest sales growth and moved up three spots on the list. The largest brand in the upscale section, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, held its previous years rank at No. 9. Clarion Hotels didn’t see any growth in sales and dropped five spots.

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