web analytics

Lodging Brands

SCP's directory of global hotel and resort brands, including date first introduced, history, and travel segment served.
Accommodation products for just about every traveler niche and stay.

The hotel and resort lodging brands directory, is our always-updated list of major branded lodging products of the top international lodging companies.


For more than a century, the global lodging industry has been creating distinctive or simply innovative hotel properties, growing brands, acquiring brands, joint venturing, and consolidating within parent company holdings.   Almost every multi-brand parent company for hotel brands, is itself a result of myriad of dealmaking that makes the story of each brand rather difficult to compile.


Today, the array of lodging brands may be at an all-time high due to very particular product offerings intended for specific guest segments.


Hotel and Resort lodging brands

The major hotel operating companies have created numerous lodging products to meet specific stay requirements of specific traveler segments.



This history and directory has been helpful to us over the years, to keep track of hotel management companies and their brands, as they may be suited to development and operating opportunities.   An example is California’s coast resort market, where almost 100 hotels are situated along the 840 mile-long California coastline.


We thought we’d share – we’re inputting now and double-checking for any changes since our 2019 update.  Check back soon as this directory grows.   Also, there are links below to additional lodging brands – for glamping and eco-resorts and for recreation adventure resorts.

Hotel and Resort Lodging Brands Directory

Hotel BrandParent CompanyCategoryYear Est'dAbout
EVEN Hotels
AC HotelsMarriott International2011
Aiden HotelBest Western Hotels & ResortsUpper-midscale2022Boutique brand, chic and sophisticated.
AirbnbNathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian CheskyOvernight reservations service2008Peer to peer lodging service, co-founded by Brian Joseph Chesky.
AlilaHyatt Hotels Corporation2001Part of Hyatt’s boundless portfolio.
Aloft HotelsMarriott International2005Aloft Hotels was conceived in 2005 by Amal Abdullah.
Aman ResortsAman Resorts Group LtdLuxury1988Founded by Adrian Zecha with Anil Thadani and two other friends; first unit in Phuket.
America's Best Value InnRLH Corporation1999
AndazHyatt Hotels Corporation2007The stylist Andaz brand debuts on Liverpool Street in London. Part of Hyatt’s boundless portfolio.
AngsanaAccor S.A. / Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd.2004
Ascend Hotels CollectionChoice Hotels International2008Each hotel is independently owned and operated by Choice Hotels' franchise partners. Includes 300+ locations.
Atwell SuitesIHGHotels Resorts2021 eThe first Atwell Suites is now under construction, in Miami.
Autograph CollectionMarriott International2010Autograph Collection is a group of independent upper-upscale to luxury hotels within the Marriott International portfolio. The properties are independently owned and operated under the Autograph Collection name.
Ayres HotelsAyres Family2001Three First Unit properties in 2001, including the Ayres Hotels at Laguna Woods, Anaheim, and Seal Beach.
Banyan TreeAccor S.A. / Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd.Luxury1994The first Banyan Tree resort opened in Phuket (Thailand).
Best WesternBest Western International, Inc.1946First established by M.K. Guertin in Phoenix, Arizona.
Best Western PlusBest Western International, Inc.2011
Best Western PremierBest Western International, Inc.2011
Bulgari HotelsMarriott International2004First Unit in Milan (Italy).
BW Premier CollectionBest Western International, Inc.
Cambria HotelsChoice Hotels International2005Initially conceived as an upscale stay product for business travelers. This Choice Hotels' brand started as "Cambria Hotels & Suites" but later renamed Cambria Hotels.
CampanileGroup du Louvre1976
Canopy by HiltonHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company2014
Caption by HyattHyatt Hotels Corporation2019Part of Hyatt’s boundless portfolio.
ClarionChoice Hotels International
Clarion PointeChoice Hotels International
Comfort InnChoice Hotels International1981Rebranded in 2018, bringing all Comfort-dubbed product under one umbrella name. First Unit in Atlanta.
ConradHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company
Country Inn & Suites by RadissonRadisson Hotel Group - - formerly Carlson RezidorUpper Midscale1987
Courtyard by MarriottMarriott International1983
Curator Hotel & Resort CollectionPebblebrook Hotel Trust and partners2020Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and six hotel operators launch the Curator Hotel & Resort Collection of small brands and independent lifestyle hotels.
Curio Collection by HiltonHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company2014
Days InnWyndham Hotels & Resorts1970First location in Tybee Island, Georgia, a concept of Atlanta developer Cecil B. Day.
DelanoAccor S.A. / SBELuxury1995Legendary hotelier opened the revamped South Beach hotel in 1995, with renovations designed by Philippe Starck. Designed by architect Robert Swartburg, the Delano was built in 1947 by Rob and Rose Schwartz.
Destination HyattHyattA Hyatt "independent collection" brand. Destination by Hyatt hotels aim to embody the destinations in which they are located. Immersive experiences and authentic design are these hotels’ mainstays.
Dolce Hotels and ResortsWyndham Hotels & ResortsUpper Upscale1891Dolce historically has been a conference center brand.
Dorchester CollectionBrunei Investment AgencyLuxury2006Founded in 2006 to manage a portfolio of nine top luxury hotels in the U.S. and Europe.
Doubletree by HiltonHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company1969The first DoubleTree hotel opened in Scottsdale, Arizona.
EconoLodgeChoice Hotels International1996Founded in 1996 as Econo-Travel. First unit located at 865 Military Highway in Norfolk, Virginia.
EditionMarriott International2008Bill Marriott and Ian Schrager officially announce the EDITION brand.
Element by WestinMarriott International2008The first Element hotel opened in Lexington, Massachusetts in July 2008.
Embassy Suites HotelsHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company1984The first Embassy Suites hotel was located in Overland Park, Kansas.
Extended Stay America Premier SuitesExtended Stay America, Inc. Extended Stay2021
Extended Stay America
Extended Stay America, Inc. Extended Stay1995The first two Extended Stay America hotels opened in August 1995 in Spartanburg, South Carolina and Marietta, Georgia.
Fairfield by MarriottMarriott International1987
Fairmont Hotels & ResortsAccor S.A.Luxury1907First Unit to bear the name was in San Francisco.
Fortune Park Hotels Ltd. ITC Hotel1995
Four Points by SheratonMarriott International1995
Gaylord HotelsMarriott International1977First unit in Nashville was opened as Opryland Hotel.
GLōBest Western International, Inc.
Golden TulipGroup du LouvreLuxury1962
Grand HyattHyatt Hotels Corporation1980
GuestHouse Extended StayRLH CorporationExtended Stay2020
GuestHouse InternationalRLH Corporation1982Brand got started in San Antonio, in 1982.
Hampton by HiltonHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company1984The first Hampton Inn opened in Memphis, Tennessee.
Hard Rock HotelSeminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc.1995Hard Rock International was purchased by the tribe in 2007 from British gaming and leisure company Rank Group Plc.
Hawthorn Suites by WyndhamWyndham Hotels & Resorts1986
Herods HotelsFattal International Hotels & Resorts1998
Hilton Garden InnHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company1990The Hilton Garden Inn brand began in the late 1980's under the name CrestHill by Hilton. The brand was reintroduced in 1990 with its present name.
Hilton Grand VacationsHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company1992
Hilton Hotels & ResortsHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company1925The Dallas Hilton became the first hotel to use the Hilton name.
Holiday InnInternational Hotels Group PLC1952First Unit opened in Memphis, Tennessee.
Holiday Inn ExpressInternational Hotels Group PLC1991Three First Unit hotels opened in 1991, each located in the U.S.
Home2 Suites by HiltonHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company2009
HomeTowne Studios by Red RoofRed RoofExtended Stay2018Formerly known as Crossland Economy Studios.
Homewood Suites by HiltonHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company1989
Hotel JenShangri-La Group
Hotel RLRLH CorporationUpscale2015
Hôtels & PréférenceGroup du Louvre2000Includes chic & authentic hotels rigorously selected for their impeccable quality of service. Majority interest acquired by Group du Louvre in 2017.
HyattHyatt Hotels Corporation1957First Unit in Los Angeles, a purchase of an existing hotel - the Hyatt House, at Los Angeles International Airport,
Hyatt CentricHyatt Hotels Corporation2015First Unit in Chicago. Part of Hyatt’s boundless portfolio.
Hyatt HouseHyatt Hotels Corporation2012A rebranding of Hyatt Summerfield Suites.
Hyatt PlaceHyatt Hotels Corporation2006First Unit introduced in Lombard, Illinois
Hyatt RegencyHyatt Hotels Corporation1967First Unit in Atlanta featured a 22-story atrium.
Iberotel Hotels & ResortsTUI Group1956
IbisAccor S.A.Economy1974First Unit located in Bordeaux (France).
InterCityHotelDeutsche Hospitality / Steigenberger Hotels AG / Huazhu Hotels Group Ltd.1987
InterContinental Hotels & ResortsInternational Hotels Group PLC1946The first InterContinental hotel opens in Belem, Brazil.
Gurugram, India
ITC HotelLuxury1975
JanuAman Resorts2020Luxury hotel group Aman Resorts is launching a sister-brand, Janu.
Jaz in the CityDeutsche Hospitality / Steigenberger Hotels AG / Huazhu Hotels Group Ltd.2015The first Jaz Hotel opened in Amsterdam 2015.
JdV by HyattHyattA Hyatt "independent collection" brand. JdV by Hyatt is about celebrating the joy of life, or the Joie de Vivre, as is its namesake. JdV by Hyatt hotels are an independent collection of hotels that reflect the neighborhoods in which they are located.
JENShangri-La Group
Jurys InnFattal International Hotels & Resorts1881Headquartered in Ireland.
JW MarriottMarriott International1984
Kerry HotelsShangri-La Group
KhosRosewood Hotel GroupUpscale Business2017First Unit is Khos Langfang.
Kimpton Hotel & RestaurantsInternational Hotels Group PLC1981
Knights InnRLH CorporationFull-Limited Service1974First Unit in Columbus, Ohio. RLH Corporation acquired the brand from Wyndham in 2018.
La QuintaWyndham Hotels & ResortsLimited Service1968First Unit opened in San Antonio, across the street from the site of HemisFair '68 World's Fair, a concept by brothers Sam and Phil Barshop.
Langham Hotels International LimitedGreat Eagle Holdings Ltd.Luxury1865Langham Hospitality Group claims a history that dates back to 1865, when The Langham hotel in London opened as the then-largest building in London and Europe's first 'Grand Hotel'.
Le Le MéridienMarriott International1972The first Le Méridien property was a 1,000-room hotel in the heart of Paris, today's Le Méridien Etoile.
Leonardo HotelsFattal International Hotels & Resorts1998
Lexington Inns & HotelsRLH Corporation
LXR Hotels & ResortsHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company2005
MainStay SuitesChoice Hotels InternationalExtended Stay1996Apartment-style living.
Margaritaville Vacation ClubWyndham Destinations Brands2015The Margaritaville Vacation Club in St. Thomas is the first Jimmy Buffett-branded timeshare resort.
MarriottMarriott International1927
MAXX by SteigenbergerDeutsche Hospitality / Steigenberger Hotels AG / Huazhu Hotels Group Ltd.2018
MementosITC HotelLuxury2021A destination-led luxury brand.
MetropoloGroup du Louvre
MicrotelWyndham Hotels & Resorts1989First Unit located in suburban Rochester, New York.
MondrianSBE / Accor S.A.Premium1996
MontageMontage Hotels & Resorts LLCLuxury2003First use of brand at Montage Laguna Beach.
Motel 6Blackstone’s Real Estate Partners VII1962First Unit of 54 rooms, Santa Barbara, co-founded by William Becker and Paul Greene.
MottoHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company2019
Motto by HiltonHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company2018
New World Hotels & ResortsRosewood Hotel GroupUpscale1957
NovotelAccor S.A.Midscale1967First Unit launched in Lille, France, inspired by American motels with comfortable rooms, a restaurant and a parking.
NYX by Leonardo HotelsFattal International Hotels & Resorts1998
Omni Hotels & ResortsTRT HoldingsUpper Upscale1983Prior Dunfey Hotels Corporation operation changed by Aer Lingus, creating the Omni brand in 1983.
OnefinestayAccor S.A.Luxury2009Online private home rental platform founded in London.
Orient ExpressAccor S.A.Luxury2020First United planned for Bangkok. The luxury sleeper train was established in 1883, by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL).
Origin Hotel CollectionWyndham Hotels & Resorts
OurtiggerKSL Capital Partners LLC1947Founded by Roy and Estelle Kelley.
Park HyattHyatt Hotels Corporation1980
Park Inn by RadissonRadisson Hotel Group - - formerly Carlson RezidorUpper Midscale1986
Park Plaza Hotels & ResortsRadisson Hotel Group - - formerly Carlson RezidorUpper Upscale1986
Première ClasseGroup du LouvreEconomy1989
Protea Hotels by MarriottMarriott International1984Marriott purchased the Protea Hospitality Group in 2014.
Quality InnChoice Hotels International1939
RadissonRadisson Hotel Group - - formerly Carlson RezidorUpscale1909First Unit in Minneapolis.
Radisson BluRadisson Hotel Group - - formerly Carlson RezidorUpper Upscale2009The Radisson Blu brand name came into existence in 2009 with a rebranding from Radisson SAS. The name ‘Blu’ was chosen as part of a research project to find a new visual identity as the company looked to replace the familiar SAS blue box.
Radisson CollectionRadisson Hotel Group - - formerly Carlson RezidorPremium Lifestyle2018A brand for a premium collection of exceptional hotels in landmark locations, starting with an initial set of 14 properties.
Radisson RedRadisson Hotel Group - - formerly Carlson RezidorUpscale Select Service2014The Radisson brand was launched in Radisson Red Shenyang Hunnan in Northeast China.
RafflesAccor S.A.Luxury1887Established by the Sarkies brothers in 1887.
RamadaWyndham Hotels & Resorts1954Ramada opened its first hotel, a 60-room facility, on U.S. Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Red Lion HotelsRLH CorporationFull-Service, Midscale1959Tod McClaskey and Ed Pietz purchased the 89-room Thunderbird Motor Inn in Portland, Oregon in 1959, the first property in what was initially called Thunderbird-Red Lion Inns.
Red Roof InnWestmont Hospitality GroupEconomy1973Contractor and future Indy-winning race team owner James R. Trueman opened the first Red Roof Inn in Columbus, Ohio.
Registry CollectionWyndham Hotels & Resorts
Registry Collection HotelsWyndham Hotels & ResortsLuxury2021Wyndham’s 21st lodging brand that will focus on luxury hotel owners seeking more of an independent feel.
Renaissance HotelsMarriott International1975Acquired by Marriott International in 1997.
Residence Inn by MarriottMarriott International1975The chain was launched in 1975 in Wichita, Kansas by Jack DeBoer and Robert L. Brock
Acquired by Marriott International in 1987.
RIU Hotels & ResortsTUI Group1953Spanish hotel chain founded by the Riu family as a small holiday firm in 1953.
Rixos HotelsAccor S.A. / Rixos HotelsLuxury2000Founded by Erik Gustavsson. Accor S.A. invested in a 50% share, in 2017.
Robinson ClubTUI Group1970
Rodeway InnChoice Hotels International1962Became part of the Choice Hotel group in 1990. Known as Rodeway Inns of America when first established.
Rosewood Hotels & ResortsRosewood Hotel GroupLuxury1979First Unit was the Mansion on Turtle Creek, in Dallas.
Royal TulipGroup du LouvreLuxury2006Created in 2006, all 5-star Royal Tulip hotels are appointed with ultramodern, elegant and luxurious facilities for an exceptional experience.
Sadie Hotel Best Western Hotels & ResortsUpscale2022Boutique brand, chic and sophisticated.
SarovarGroup du Louvre1994Founded by Anil Madhok.
Serena HotelsTourism Promotion Services Ltd1970The largest shareholder (45%) of TPS Ltd. is the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), with a further 4% owned by the Aga Khan University Foundation.
Shangri-La HotelsShangri-La Group1971The first hotel of the luxury Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Group was the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, opened in 1971.
Signature InnRLH CorporationUpper Economy2017
Signia by HiltonHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company2019
Six Senses
Bangkok, Thailand
InterContinental Hotels Group1995February 2019 - InterContinental Hotels Group agrees to buy the brands and operating companies of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas for $300 million.
Sleep InnChoice Hotels International1989Initially called McSleep but changed following litigation with McDonald's
SLSAccor S.A.Luxury2002
Sofitel Hotels & Resorts1964Banque Paribas opened the first Sofitel in Strasbourg (France) on 26 June 1964, the Sofitel Strasbourg Grande Île, the city's first 5-star hotel.
Sofitel LegendAccor S.A.Luxury2009Le Metropole Hanoi was the first hotel to bear this hotel brand.
Springhill SuitesMarriott International1998
St. RegisMarriott International1904The brand traces its roots back to 1904, when John Jacob Astor IV opened the St. Regis Hotel in New York City.
stayAPT Suites2020The room layout for each 500+ SF suite is designed to feel like a home, with a dedicated living room, full kitchen, and separate bedroom. First unit in Goldsboro, North Carolina (opened 2020).
Staybridge SuitesInternational Hotels Group PLC1998The first Staybridge Suites opened in Alpharetta, Georgia.
StoriiITC HotelPremium
Suburban StudiosChoice Hotels InternationalExtended StayFormerly known as Suburban Extended Stay Hotels, under the Choice Hotels International umbrella of brands since September 2005
Super 81972
Swissôtel Accor S.A.Premium1980In 1980 a management contract with Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, founded by Swissair and Nestlé, was signed, to manage the property formerly known as Hotel International Zürich.
Tapestry Collection by HiltonHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company2017
Tempo by HiltonHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company2020
TemptingPlaces by Hôtels & PréférenceGroup du Louvre2010
The House of OriginalsAccor S.A. / SBELuxury Lifestyle2019Brand established with media release in 2019. SBE has noted that House of Originals hotels will create a “community” for guests centered around luxury experiences in “inspiring” properties, as well as culinary and mixology offerings.
The Ritz-CarltonMarriott International1983Ritz-Carlton Hotels had been operated in the U.S. prior to the formation of the operating company in 1983. Marriott International purchased the brand in 1998.
The Unbound CollectionHyattLuxury2016A Hyatt "independent collection" brand. The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is a collection of luxurious hotels. From historic gems to sanctuary retreats, the Unbound Collection provides memorable guest experiences around the world.
Thompson HotelsHyatt Hotels Corporation2001Part of Hyatt’s boundless portfolio.
Towneplace SuitesMarriott International1997
Traders HotelsShangri-La Group
TravelodgeWyndham Hotels & Resorts1940First Unit in San Diego, a concept was created by Scott King.
Tru By HiltonHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public company2016
TRYP by WyndhamWyndham Hotels & ResortsAcquired by Wyndham in 2010, from Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts. At the time of the deal, Wyndham entered into a license agreement for 91 Tryp hotels that would continue to be owned, operated, managed or licensed by Sol Meliá.
Tui BlueTUI Group2014
Tulip InnGroup du Louvre1993Offers 3-star comfort.
VenuJumeirah Group2015
VībBest Western International, Inc.
ViceroyViceroy Hotel Group / MubadalaLuxury1999Viceroy Hotels was known as the Kor Hotel Group when it launched.
W HotelsMarriott International1998Launched in 1998 with the W New York,[
Waldorf AstoriaHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., public companyLuxury1931Built on Park Avenue, replacing two side-by-side hotels, The Astoria Hotel and The Waldorf Hotel.
Westin Hotels & ResortsMarriott International1930
WoodSpring SuitesChoice Hotels InternationalExtended Stay, Economy Brand2003Acquired by Choice Hotels in 2018. Founded by Jack DeBoer.
Wyndham AlltraWyndham Hotels & ResortsAll-Inclusive2021
Xanterra Travel CollectionXanterra Parks & ResortsUpper Midscale1876Associated with Phillip Anschutz.
Zleep HotelsDeutsche Hospitality / Steigenberger Hotels AG / Huazhu Hotels Group Ltd.2003Chain of budget hotels based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Deutsche Hospitality acquired a 51% interest in 2019.

2023 Global Hotel & Resort Brands

Hotel & Resort Brands, including peer-to-peer lodging services, glamping, and the like.
From the Research unit, SCP Adventure Entertainment Cos. LLC

Contact us for more information, we'll enjoy hearing from you.