Hotel marketing consortia 2008 – Industry data

06 November 2008 by
Hotel marketing consortia 2008 – Industry data

Best Western remained the UK's largest hotel marketing consortium in 2008, counting 285 member hotels with a combined 15,305 bedrooms.

The 140-strong Independents Hotel Association retained its grip on the second place thanks to a total tally of 9,000 bedrooms. This was 2,000 fewer than in 2007 when the group numbered more than 180 hotels.

These facts and figures are reported in British Hospitality: Trends and Statistics 2008, published by the British Hospitality Association.

The full report (which is free to BHA members) can be bought for £250 (for the printed version) or £200 (for a PDF file). Prices are progressively discounted as the year moves on. For enquiries or orders, phone 0207 404 7744 or contact

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ConsortiaNumber of hotels in the UKNumber of rooms in the UK
01Best Western]( 285 15,305
02[The Independents Hotel Association]( 140 9,000
03[The Circle]( 450 5,500+
04[Classic British Hotels]( 81 4,741
05[Leading Hotels of the World]( 16 2,120
06[Small Luxury Hotels]( 35 1,750
07[Fine Individual Hotels]( 50 1,415
08[Pride of Britain]( 34 1,110
09[Design Hotels]( 13 935
10[Relais & Chateau 24 520

Source: Wordsmith & Company

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