Source: MKG Hospitality, 05 April 2013
The leading hotel groups worldwide and the top brands confirm global growth in branded supplies, although the economic context remains fragile. It confirms Anglo-Saxon supremacy, reinforced by the sale of Motel 6 to Blackstone by Accor, and China’s entry into the first circle of key actors in the global hotel sector .
While there is no change at the top of the podium, steady growth for two years in the supply of Hilton Worldwide allows it to confirm its position in second place acquired last year to the detriment of Wyndham Hotel Group. The American group is gaining on the undisputed leader, InterContinental Hotels Group, and lags behind it by fewer than 24,000 rooms. Solidly backed by the strong growth of its fetish brand Holiday Inn Express, the British group is completing its restructuring of Holiday Inn. Still on the heels of Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International also confirms the advance it gained over Wyndham last year. The latter, still highly focused on its national territory, is trying to find the growth relays it needs outside the United States. It is nonetheless a member of the close circle of four groups that surpass 600,000 rooms.