What the largest hotel in the world? The chain with the most hotels in development or just the most hotels, period? With consolidation in the hotel biz, the hierarchy is changing.
Here’s an interesting infographic from Hotel News Now about the hotel industry, which ranks the major chains by:
Pipeline- the number of hotel rooms currently in development- there are a lot– almost 6,000 globally. Nice if like us, you seek out new hotels.
Companies- the biggest hotel chains by number of properties and rooms- Marriott now has over a million rooms; Hilton running a distant second place.
Brands- the brands with the most individual hotels with good old Holiday Inn leading the way.
Metro Markets- Check out Shanghai and Beijing, both with over 1,300 hotels each. Also interesting is how Las Vegas’s few giant hotels add up to so many rooms.
Properties- the biggest hotels in the world. Have you ever even heard of the First World Hotel in Malaysia with more than 7,300 rooms? Crazy. It’s located just 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur at an altitude of 6,000 feet. Here’s more. It gets 3.5 stars on TripAdvisor; on Expedia, rooms at this hotel start at just $23 per night.