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January 17, 2022updated 02 Mar 2022 10:09am

The ten biggest hotel chains in Europe in 2020

By Carmen

Hotel Management Network lists the top ten hotels in Europe as measured by the number of hotels as tracked by GlobalData’s Hotels database.

1. AccorHotels

AccorHotels was the biggest hotel chain in Europe with 2,899 hotels in 2020.

Accor SA (Accor) is a hotel operator. The company manages and franchises luxury and upscale, midscale and economy hotels.

2. Best Western International

The second biggest hotel chain in Europe, Best Western International operated 1,081 hotels in 2020.

Best Western International (Best Western) is a hotel management company. The company conducts business operations under various brands, including Best Western, Glo, Best Western Plus Executive Residency, Best Western Plus, Vib, and BW Premier Collection.

3. Louvre Hotels Group

Louvre Hotels Group was the third biggest hotel chain in Europe with 880 hotels in 2020.

Louvre Hotels Group is an operator of hotels.

4. Whitbread

With 801 hotels, Whitbread was the fourth biggest hotel chain in Europe in 2020.

Whitbread (Whitbread) is a hospitality group company, which manages a chain of hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops in the UK and internationally. It provides food and accommodation services under seven brands including Premier Inn, Cookhouse and Pub, hub by Premier Inn, Bar+Block Steakhouse, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater, Thyme, ZIP by Premier Inn and Table Table.

5. InterContinental Hotels Group

The fifth biggest hotel chain in Europe, InterContinental Hotels Group operated 752 hotels in 2020.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is a provider of hospitality services. The company owns, manages, leases, and franchises hotels and resorts.

6. Marriott International

With 706 hotels, Marriott International was the sixth biggest hotel chain in Europe in 2020.

Marriott International (Marriott) is a hospitality service provider that operates hotels and restaurants. It operates, franchises and licenses hotels, residential and timeshare properties under several luxury, premium and select brand names.

7. Travelodge Hotels

Travelodge Hotels was the seventh biggest hotel chain in Europe with 588 hotels in 2020.

Travelodge Hotels (Travelodge) is a hospital management company.

8. Hilton Worldwide Holdings

The eighth biggest hotel chain in Europe, Hilton Worldwide Holdings operated 448 hotels in 2020.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HWHI) is a global hospitality company. It operates a chain of luxury and full-service hotels and resorts, extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels.

9. SEH United Hoteliers France

With 368 hotels, SEH United Hoteliers France was the ninth biggest hotel chain in Europe in 2020.

The Originals, Human Hotels & Resorts (ORIGINALS), formerly SEH United Hoteliers France, is a leisure and arts company that offers hospitality services. The company provides accommodation services from budget to five star hotels.

10. B&B Hotels Group

B&B Hotels Group was the tenth biggest hotel chain in Europe with 358 hotels in 2020.

B&B Hotels Group (B&B Hotels) is an operator of a chain of hotels. The company offerings include food services, accommodation services, check in and checkout, and smoking and non-smoking rooms.

Methodology:

This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s Hotels Database, part of GlobalData’s Travel & Tourism Intelligence Centre.

Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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