In the latest 2014 global hotel ranking of 325 hotel groups published by US authoritative HOTELS magazine, Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts has been unseated by Hilton Worldwide Hotels after a few years in the top rank. It is also usurped by Marriott International and managed to stay at the third rank only.
China’s hotel groups made conspicuous progress. Plateno Group escalated to the 7th position from 12th in 2013. It became China’s largest hotel group having expanded its portfolio from 1,726 hotels with 160,000 rooms to 3,027 hotels with 440,000 rooms.
Jin Jiang Hotels also moved up one rank from the 10th in 2013. Jin Jiang has been actively acquiring properties in the market in the past year and boosted its hotel number from 1,566 to 2,910, and room count from 230,000 to 350,000.
Also in the top 20 are Home Inns Group, Huazhu Hotels Group and GreenTree Inns Hotel Management Group, at rank 11, 12 and 15 respectively. New Century Hotels and Resorts made it to the top 30, at the 26th rank, and other China hotel groups are also among the top global hotel groups, as shown in the full listing below.
HOTELS magazine is the official publication of the International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA). It boasts 45 years history and is circulated to more than 170 countries. Considered the world’s authority in the hotel industry, its surveys and evaluations encompass global hotels with more than 50 guest rooms. The annual ranking of the top 325 hotels is the most recognized and authoritative ranking internationally.(Translation by Shuk)