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Press Release14 July 2012

Home Inns & Hotels – the largest Chinese hotel chain

TOPHOTELCHAINS: 10 largest chains operate 4,000 hotels – largest project with 6,000 rooms

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The Chinese hotel market is still dominated by Chinese hotel chains – not US hotel groups are running the show on the highly competitive market in the Middle Kingdom. The largest hotel chain with 848 properties is the Shanghai based company Home Inns & Hotels Management. The ten largest hotel chains in China operate in total approximately 4,100 hotels. These are the facts derived from TOPHOTELCHAINS, the leading online database of all global hotel chains and headquarter contact data.


Although international hotel groups from North America and Europe announce new pipeline projects in China nearly on a daily basis, national Chinese hotel brands are primarily present on the market. Behind Hotel Inns in second place ranks the hotel chain Green Tree Hotels with 600 properties. Followed by the Lodging Group and their brand Hanting Inns & Hotels (580 hotels) in third place, 7 Days Inn with 658 hotels in fourth, Jinjiang Inns with in fifth (400 hotels) and Jinjiang Hotels in sixth place (346 hotels).

All in all there are 46 hotel chains with a total of more than 4,400 hotels present in China. Despite this large number it is still a developing and growing market place. In Europe TOPHOTELCHAINS counts 709 different hotel chains and groups with more than 12,000 properties. In the USA 330 hotel chains have 61,000 hotels under their umbrella.

According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the leading market research company for upcoming hotel projects around the world (, there are currently 599 upcoming top hotel projects with more than 180,000 rooms under construction or in the planning. The largest project of them all currently on register is the Sanya Beauty Crown Hotel, which will open its doors in spring next year.


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