How Well Do You Know Hotel Brands?

Did you know that a whopping 146 hotel brands are parts of the worldwide portfolios of only ten lodging brands? Those lodging companies include, in alphabetical order:

  1. AccorHotels
  2. Best Western International, Incorporated
  3. Carlson Rezidor Hotels Group
  4. Choice Hotels International, Incorporated
  5. Hilton
  6. Hyatt Corporation
  7. InterContinental Hotels Group
  8. Marriott International, Incorporated
  9. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Incorporated
  10. Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC

How Well Do You Know Hotel Brands?

Listed in alphabetical order are 146 hotel brands — some of which had their parent lodging companies removed from their official names. Can you guess which hotel brands belong to which of the aforementioned lodging companies by matching the numbers of the list below with the letters of the above list? You get worthless bonus points if you can state the specific purpose of each brand — for example, if it is suites, luxury or extended stay.

  1. AC Hotels
  2. Adagio
  3. Adagio Access
  4. Adagio Premium
  5. Aloft
  6. Andaz
  7. Angsana
  8. Ascend Hotel Collection
  9. Autograph Collection Hotels
  10. avid
  11. Banyan Tree
  12. Baymont Inns & Suites
  13. Best Western
  14. Best Western Plus
  15. Best Western Premier
  16. Best Western Premier Collection
  17. Best Western Signature Collection
  18. Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts
  19. Cambria Hotels & Suites
  20. Candlewood Suites
  21. Canopy
  22. Clarion
  23. Comfort Inn
  24. Comfort Suites
  25. Conrad Hotels & Resorts
  26. Country Inns & Suites
  27. Courtyard by Marriott
  28. Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
  29. Curio – A Collection
  30. Days Inn
  31. Dazzler Hotels
  32. Delta Hotels
  33. Design Hotels
  34. Dolce Hotels and Resorts
  35. DoubleTree
  36. EconoLodge
  37. EDITION
  38. Element
  39. Embassy Suites
  40. Esplendor Boutique Hotels
  41. EVEN Hotels
  42. Executive Residency
  43. Exhale
  44. Fairmont
  45. Fairfield Inn & Suites
  46. Four Points
  47. Gaylord Hotels
  48. GLō
  49. Grand Hyatt
  50. Grand Mercure
  51. Hampton Inn
  52. Hawthorn Suites
  53. Hilton Garden Inn
  54. Hilton Grand Vacations
  55. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  56. Holiday Inn
  57. Holiday Inn Club Vacations
  58. Holiday Inn Express
  59. Holiday Inn Resort
  60. Home2 Suites
  61. Homewood Suites
  62. Hotel F1
  63. Hotel Formule1
  64. Hotel Indigo
  65. Howard Johnson
  66. Hualux Hotels and Resorts
  67. HUAZHU Hotels Group
  68. Hyatt
  69. Hyatt Centric
  70. Hyatt House
  71. Hyatt Place
  72. Hyatt Regency
  73. Hyatt Residence Club
  74. Hyatt Zilara
  75. Hyatt Ziva
  76. ibis
  77. ibis Budget
  78. ibis Styles
  79. InterContinental Hotels and Resorts
  80. JW Marriott
  81. Jo&Joe
  82. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  83. Knights Inn
  84. Le Méridien
  85. The Luxury Collection
  86. M/RAVAL
  87. MainStay Suites
  88. Mama Shelter
  89. Marriott Executive Apartments
  90. Marriott Hotels & Resorts
  91. Marriott Vacation Club
  92. Mercure
  93. MGallery by Sofitel
  94. Microtel
  95. Moxy Hotels
  96. Novotel
  97. OneFineStay
  98. Park Hyatt
  99. Park Inn
  100. Park Plaza
  101. Protea Hotels
  102. Pullman
  103. Quality
  104. Quorvus Collection
  105. Radisson
  106. Radisson Blu
  107. Radisson RED
  108. Raffles
  109. Ramada Worldwide
  110. Renaissance Hotels
  111. Residence Inn
  112. The Ritz-Carlton
  113. Rixos Hotels
  114. Rodeway Inn
  115. St. Regis
  116. Sheraton
  117. Sleep Inn
  118. Sofitel
  119. Sofitel Legend
  120. SpringHill Suites
  121. Staybridge Suites
  122. Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
  123. Super 8
  124. SureStay Collection
  125. SureStay Hotel
  126. SureStay PLUS Hotel
  127. Swissôtel
  128. The Sebel
  129. Tapestry Collection
  130. Thalassa Sea & Spa
  131. TownePlace Suites by Marriott
  132. Trademark Hotel Collection
  133. Travelodge
  134. Tribute Portfolio
  135. Tru
  136. Tryp
  137. Twenty Five Hours Hotels
  138. The Unbound Collection
  139. Vīb
  140. W
  141. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
  142. Westin
  143. Wingate
  144. Wyndham
  145. Wyndham Garden
  146. Wyndham Grand

Summary

How do you think you did on the quiz?

Some of the hotel brands listed above are rather obvious as to which lodging company they belong; but others are certainly not so obvious.

I did not include such lodging companies as Meliá Hotels and Resorts, which has a limited footprint; or casino companies whose brands are as few as one hotel property.

I am considering writing an article to follow up this article pertaining to whether or not too many hotel brands exist — as well as whether or not enough differentiation exists between some of those brands — but I would first like to know your thoughts about hotel brands if you could please post them in the Comments section below; and you may be quoted in that aforementioned future article…

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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