The two chains saw gains in their stature in Latin America this year.
The latest hotel index from Latin Business Chronicle shows that Accor Hospitality is now the region’s largest hotel chain. Accor – which counts chains such as Sofitel, Pullman, Mgallery, Novotel, and Ibis among its brands –passed Intercontinental Hotels Group for the number one spot this year, with 38,143 rooms in Latin America.
Accor grew from 35,302 rooms in 2012, surpassing the InterContinental Hotel Group – which runs chains such as Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites – which counted 36,053 rooms this year. Further, Accor’s growth in Latin America represents nearly one-third of their growth in the world: our index shows their overall number of rooms increased by around 11,000 in 2013.
Overall, our list shows that the number of rooms held by the region’s 10 largest hotel chains increased by around 8,000, to 200,000 in 2013.
Other notable gains in this year’s list came from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, which grew from the sixth to the fifth largest hotel chain in the region. The group – owner of brands such as Sheraton, Westin, Four Points, St. Regis, Le Meridien, and W – saw their number of rooms in Latin America grow from 15,600 in 2012 to 17,291 in 2013. This increase is almost 20 percent of the group’s expansion globally, our ranking shows.
Riu Hotels & Resorts was the only major hotel chain to see declines – though very minor. Riu – which …
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