The largest hotel chains and groups continue to grow strongly. According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS – the leading data provider for hotel construction projects and hotel chain headquarter contacts – the worldwide leading hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Groups – way ahead with more than 658,000 hotel rooms – has more than 250 new hotels under current development. InterContinental itself even states to have more than 1,000 new hotels in their global pipeline. 

Hilton Worldwide, second largest hotel group worldwide, also sets a strong pace of expansion with currently 307 hotel projects in progress. Followed by the Accor Group, Europe’s leading hotel group, (World Ranking Position No.5) with 349 new hotels under construction and Starwood Hotels & Resorts (No.7) with 277 top hotel projects. 

The Carlson Rezidor Group (No. 10) has a strong presence in the EMEA region, but shows modest development plans with just 130 new upcoming hotels.

 

hotel chain – hotel development ranking 2012
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) – 4.480 hotels in operation – 658.348 rooms in operation – 259 hotel projects
Hilton Worldwide – 3.843 hotels – 633.238 rooms – 307 hotel projects
Marriott International – 3.537 hotels – 617.837 rooms – 98 hotel projects
Wyndham Hotel Group – 7.205 hotels – 613.126 rooms – 37 hotel projects
Accor – 4.426 hotels – 531.714 rooms – 349 hotel projects
Choice Hotels International – 6.203 hotels – 502.460 rooms – 10 hotel projects Starwood Hotels & Resorts – 1.077 hotels – 315.346 rooms – 277 hotel projects
Best Western – 4.078 hotels – 311.598 rooms – 53 hotel projects
Home Inns/Motel 168 – 1.426 hotels – 176.562 rooms – not named
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – 1.077 hotels – 165.802 rooms – 130 hotel projects 
(Indication of the current number of hotel construction projects is extracted from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS database;date: 18.09.2012)