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Industry data: Leading hotel brands in the UK

20 October 2006 by

The Whitbread Hotel Company's Premier Travel Inn is the UK's largest hotel chain by bedroom numbers, ahead of InterContinental Hotels Group, Travelodge and Hilton.

These figures for the year to September 2006 are reported in British Hospitality: Trends and Statistics 2006, published by the British Hospitality Association.

The full report can be bought for £195 (for the printed version) or £145 (for a PDF file). For enquiries or orders, phone 0207 404 7744 or contact bob.bacon@bha.org.uk.

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Top 100 hotel groups with more than 200 bedrooms in the UK, September 2006 (by number of bedrooms) - Part I

CompanyNumber of hotelsBrandsNumber of rooms
1Whitbread Hotel Company](http://www.whitbread.co.uk/) 476 [Premier Travel Inn](http://www.premiertravelinn.com/pti/home.do) 31,397
2 [InterContinental Hotels Group](http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/6c/1/en/c/1/content/dec/teaser/6c/1/en/lp/ukmult.html) 224 \*InterContinental (1), \*Crowne Plaza (14) \*Holiday Inn (103) \*Express by Holiday Inn (103) 30,863
3 [Travelodge](http://www.travelodge.co.uk/) 279 17,700
4 [Hilton Hotels](http://hiltonworldwide.hilton.com/en/ww/index.jhtml;jsessionid=GVFMHVR4DDBKKCSGBI1MVCQKIYFC5UUC) 70 15,500+
5 [Accor Hotels](http://www.accor.co.uk/gb/index.asp) 94 \*Sofitel (1) Novotel (31), Mercure (1), Ibis (47), Etap (3), Formule 1(10) 13,529
6 [Marriott International](http://marriott.co.uk/Channels/globalSites/default.mi?country=UK) 75 \*Courtyard by Marriott (11) Renaissance (9), Marriott (55) 12,500+
7 [Thistle Hotels](http://www.thistlehotels.com/thistle/hotels/;jsessionid=AZNHIR1WTLS32CQFBQFCFEQKAUGBIIV0?_requestid=2751379) 48 Thistle (46), Guomon (2) 10,300+
8 [CHE Hotel Group](http://www.choicehotelseurope.com/hotels/legal?language=en&language=de) 99 \*Clarion (4), \*Comfort (36) \*Quality (53), \*Sleep Inn (6) 8,000+
9 [Wyndham Worldwide](http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/) 82 \*Days Inn (23), \*Days Hotels (10), \*Ramada (49), \*Ramada Encore (3) 7,980+
10 [Britannia Hotels](http://www.britanniahotels.com/default.asp) 33 6,729
11 [London and Edinburgh Swallow Group](http://www.swallow-hotels.com/)\*\*[](http://www.amtcoffee.co.uk/) 150+ Swallow Hotels 6,500+
12 [Macdonald Hotels](http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/) 71 Macdonald Hotels (65), Resorts (6) 6,374+
13 [Carlson Companies USA](http://www.carlson.com/) 27 \*Radisson (8), \*Park Inn (12), Park Plaza (7) 6,053
14[Arora Family Trust](http://www.arorainternational.com/)[](http://www.esquirescoffee.com/) 11 Arora (4), †Sofitel (1), †Hilton (3), †Express by Holiday Inn (1), †Premier Travel Inn (1), †Radisson SAS (1) 5,500+
15 [Jarvis Hotels](http://www.ramadajarvis.co.uk/) 42 †Ramada (42) 4,758
16 [Rezidor SAS Hospitality](http://www.rezidorsas.com/) 8 †Radisson SAS (8), †Park Inn (12) 4,654
17 [De Vere Hotels (AHG)](http://www.deveregroupplc.co.uk/) 34 De Vere Hotels (18), Village Hotels (16) 4,646
18 [Jurys Doyle Hotel Group](http://www.jurysdoyle.com/) 18 Hotels (5), Inns (13) 4,361
19 [Millennium Copthorne Hotels](http://www.millenniumhotels.com/MCIL.nsf/mainpager?openform) 18 Millennium (6), Copthorne (12) 4,163
20 [Mitchells & Butlers](http://www.mbplc.com/) 113 Innkeepers Lodge (88), †Express by Holiday Inn (25) 4,000+
21 [Somerston Hotels 31 †Express by Holiday Inn (29), †Holiday Inn (1), †Ramada Encore (1) 3,718
22WA Shearings Hotels 42 3,550
23Corus Hotels 39 3,111
24QMH Hotels 20 †Crowne Plaza (3), †Holiday Inn (12), Best Western (3), Unbranded (2) 3,083
25Imperial London Hotels 6 3,073
26Warner Holidays (Bourne Leisure) 13 Historic (6), Coastal (4), Character (3) 2,704
27Greene King 120 Old English Inns (78), Greene King Inns (37), Hungry Horse (5) 2,700+
28Paramount Group of Hotels (Dawnay Shore) 20 Signature (3) 2,700
29Radisson Edwardian Hotels 12 2,496
30Starwood Hotels and Resorts 9 St Regis (1), Luxury Collection (1), Westin (1), Le Meridien (1), Sheraton (5) 2,204
31Louvre Hotels 19 Campanile (17), Kyriad (1), Concorde (1) 1,726
32Kew Green Hotels 17 †Days Hotels (3), †Express by Holiday Inn (3) †Courtyard by Marriott (11) 1,615+
33Q Hotels 9 1,479
34Menzies Hotels 16 1,465
35Park Plaza Hotels Europe 7 1,399
36Chardon Hotels 11 †Holiday Inn (6), †Express by Holiday Inn (3), †Quality Hotel (1), Unbranded (2) 1,395
37morethanhotels 12 \*Express by Holiday Inn (12) 1,359
38Splendid Hotel Group 16 †Express by Holiday Inn(5), †Holiday Inn (2), †Comfort Inn(5), Best Western (1), Unbranded (3) 1,336
39Alfa-Leisureplex 16 1,324
40Principal Hotels 6 1,315
41Cairn Hotel Group 16 1,303
42Marston Hotels 12 1,156
43Forestdale Hotels 18 1,149
44Grange Hotels 13 1,146
45BDL 7 †Crowne Plaza (2), †Express By Holiday Inn (2), †Holiday Inn (1), †Ramada Encore (2) 1,118
46Firoka Group 5 †Holiday Inn (1), †Express By Holiday Inn (2), Unbranded (2) 1,100
47City Inn 4 1,029
48Malmaison Group (MWB) 16 Malmaison (9), Hotel du Vin (7) 1,004
49Bespoke Hotels 7 992
50Cola Hotels 3 969

\* Some or all franchised to another operator Franchised hotels
** Swallow Hotels (London and Edinburgh Swallow Group) has now gone into administration

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