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1995-2005: Results on ten years of growth for the hotel chains worldwide

The year 2005 marks MKG Consulting’s 20th Anniversary. It also marks the publication of the tenth worldwide ranking of hotel brands and groups in HTR Magazine

The year 2005 marks MKG Consulting’s 20th Anniversary. It also marks the publication of the tenth worldwide ranking of hotel brands and groups in HTR Magazine. In a few days time, the sixth Worldwide Hospitality Awards will be held on 7th November at the Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris, in the presence of Kurt Ritter, president of the Rezidor SAS Hospitality. On this occasion, the time has come to assess the development of these hotel groups…

  • The first positions in the ranking did not experience any great upset in the last ten years: of the top ten groups in the ranking of 1995, eight are still among the Top 10 in 2005. Concerning the chains, the six leading brands have remained the same for ten years.
  • The supply and demand of the groups however, has varied over the years: the growth rate of the ten group leaders between 1995 and 2000 has been on average 85%!
  • Mergers-acquisitions have been the preferred means for achieving growth for the big international groups. Many merging transactions were carried out during these ten years.
  • The North American market has recorded the strongest growth, particularly in the budget hotels sector and the management in franchise.





Evolution of leading groups between 1995 and 2005

Rank

Group

Rooms
2005

Hotels 2005

Rooms
1995

Hotels 1995

Evolution Rooms

1

Inter Continental

532,701

3,532

356,800

1,925

+49%

2

Cendant

520,860

6,396

413,891

4,208

+26%

3

Marriott

469 , 218

2 , 564

184 , 995

874

+154%

4

Accor

463 , 427

3 , 973

256 , 607

2 , 265

+81%

5

Choice

403 , 806

4 , 987

293 , 706

3 , 358

+37%

6

Hilton Corp.

354 , 312

2 , 226

92 , 452

226

+283%

7

Best Western

308 , 131

4 , 097

280 , 144*

3 , 409*

+10%

8

Starwood

230 , 667

733

132 , 477

425

+74%

9

Carlson

147 , 093

890

79 , 482

349

+85%

10

Global Hyatt

111,651

355

77,512

167

+44%

11

Hilton International

99 , 257

395

55 , 005

162

+80%


* Source

Theodore Koumelis
Co-Founder & Managing Director - Travel Media Applications | Website

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