One of the best things about staying in a hotel chain is peace of mind. When you check in you know that you will be spending your time in a quality hotel whose standards are high. Some of the larger chains offer guests bonus programs. Every time you stay in their hotel, you can earn points to use later. Here are the top 5 best hotels (from the perspective of large hotel chains).
Known all over the world, Marriott International boasts several brands including The Renaissance and Edition Hotels. The Marriott Hotels and Resorts is the flagship brand which feature gift shops, business centers, meeting facilities, and kid-friendly swimming pools.
What began as a small California hotel chain in 1946 has turned into one of the largest family hotel chains in the world. Best West International has over 4,200 hotels in 100 countries, with 2000 of them in North America. In 2008, it opened its first 5 star hotel in Prague. Best Western Rewards program is free and offers frequent guests a multitude of rewards including entertainment, dining, and accommodations.
The Hilton Hotels and Resorts were the first chain of hotels to go from coast to coast in 1946. Today there are over 530 Hilton Hotels around the world in 78 countries. The individual brands of the company cater to different traveling needs. Homewood Suites offer all inclusive packages which include a hot breakfast and dinner. Embassy Suites gives guests full-service that has been consistently awarded and is aimed at business travelers.
The Carlson Hotel chain boasts 150 thousand rooms all over the world, and is designed to fulfill the individual needs of their guests. The family owned company operates brands like The Radisson, the Park Inn and the Park Plaza. Stay at the Country Inn and Suites where you will be served a complimentary hot breakfast and freshly baked cookies and fresh coffee 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some are even pet friendly.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts
The flagship company may not be familiar to many, but their hotel brands are. The Starwood is famous for the Sheraton, the Westin, The Luxury Collection and Le Meridien. The brand can be found all over the world. Expect first class service when you stay in The Luxury Collection. Spa services and 24/7 concierge service is just a small sampling of what the brand has to offer.