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Hampton by Hilton secures top hotel spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500

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11 of Hilton’s world‑class brands earned notable rankings on the highly competitive annual list unveiled in January.

MCLEAN, VA. – Hilton announced that Hampton by Hilton has once again achieved an outstanding milestone, marking 15 consecutive years as the No. 1 hotel franchise in the Hotels & Motels category of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. Hampton by Hilton retains its status as the winningest brand, consistently setting records with the most total and consecutive No. 1 hotel franchise rankings on the highly competitive list. The brand also ranked No. 8 overall on this year’s list of the world’s top franchises, up one spot from last year.

In all, Hilton brands claimed the top six spots in the Hotels & Motels category, and a remarkable 11 of the top 15 in that grouping. Those brands include Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton.

“Hilton has a strong history of building innovative brands and delivering some of the best products in the hospitality business, and it is an honor to receive this impressive recognition across our portfolio,” said Chris Silcock, president, global brands and commercial services, Hilton. “Travel demand is strong, and together with our owners, we strive to meet the evolving needs of today’s guests by providing them with best-in-class accommodations, reliable and friendly service, thoughtful amenities, and Hilton’s promise of an exceptional stay.” 

Hampton by Hilton, the industry’s leading upper-midscale hotel brand, is consistently recognized for its category-leading financial performance, best-in-class stay experience, legacy of innovation, and global scale. As an unparalleled guest favorite, Hampton sets the standard for its category and continues to raise the bar across its nearly 3,000 locations in 38 countries and territories worldwide, earning more five-star reviews on external review sites than any other hospitality brand.

“Since its inception, Hampton by Hilton has always challenged the status quo to deliver the stay guests deserve, and this incredible achievement is a true testament to Hampton’s legacy as the top choice for both travelers and developers,” said Shruti Gandhi Buckley, senior vice president and brand leader, Hampton by Hilton. “This year represents the brand’s 40th anniversary, and we are thrilled that Hampton continues to be recognized for providing guests with high-quality service, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, all of which are competitive advantages to owners who franchise the brand.”

In its 45th year, Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 recognizes companies for their exceptional performance in areas such as unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. According to the magazine, this year’s Franchise 500 rankings were the most competitive ever as nearly 1,400 brands competed for a position on the list. In total, 11 of Hilton’s world-class hotel brands were named to the 2024 Franchise 500:

  • Hampton by Hilton (No. 1 Category; No. 8 Overall)
  • DoubleTree by Hilton (No. 2 Category; No. 22 Overall)
  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts (No. 3 Category; No. 28 Overall)
  • Hilton Garden Inn (No. 4 Category; No. 33 Overall)
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton (No. 5 Category; No. 34 Overall)
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton (No. 6 Category; No. 41 Overall)
  • Tru by Hilton (No. 9 Category; No. 55 Overall)
  • Tapestry Collection by Hilton (No. 11 Category; No. 62 Overall)
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton (No. 12 Category; No. 64 Overall)
  • Curio Collection by Hilton (No. 13 Category; No. 104 Overall)
  • Canopy by Hilton (No. 14 Category; No. 143 Overall)

For over four decades, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. With an impressive portfolio of bespoke brands, Hilton’s various positions on the ranking are a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity for owners and developers.

Hilton’s franchise partners benefit from the power of Hilton’s global strength, reputation, scale, and performance engine, in addition to the company’s award-winning Hilton Honors loyalty program of more than 173 million members. With 22 world-class brands, Hilton offers an innovative product for any type of owner and operator looking to join one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality companies.

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