French hotel giant Accor has enjoyed a strong first half to the year, aided by a solid recovery in Northern Europe.
Like-for-like hotel turnover grew 5.5% year-on-year to €2.67b (£1.82b).
Economy hotels in the USA performed particularly strongly with like-for-like turnover up 6% to €492m (336m).
Upscale and midscale hotels also performed well, with like-for-like turnover up 5.7% to €1.46b (£997).
German hotels, boosted by the Fifa World Cup, saw their like-for-like sales climb 10.4%. Even without this the increase was 7.3%, reflecting a much improved economic situation in the country.
Total like-for-like turnover, which includes the group's service business of meal vouchers, incentive and loyalty programmes, jumped 6% to €3.69b (£2.52b).
By Chris Druce