Top hotels provide personalized services that are customized to meet their clients' needs. Most well-known hotel companies manage and operate numerous franchises or hotel brands worldwide. Some specialize in high-end luxury resorts while others are known for their signature brands and affordable rates. Some travelers like to "go local," but others prefer to see a well-known hotel brand when they're far from home.

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)

United Kingdom-based IHG is the world’s largest hotel by number of rooms, according to the company’s profile. IHG manages more than 3,650 hotels, and has locations in 100 countries.

Intercontinental Hotels Group 3 Ravinia Drive, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30346-2149 770-604-2000

Wyndham Hotels Group (WHG)

WHG is one of the world’s leading hotel franchise companies with 7,090 hotels in 66 countries. In 2010, Fortune Magazine listed WHG as one of the world’s most admired companies.

Wyndham Hotels Group 22 Sylvan Way Parsippany, NJ 07054 973-753-6000

Marriott International

Marriott International owns more than 3,000 lodging properties in the U.S. and 67 countries. Marriott also operates and franchises hotels under several brands including the Residence Inn, Renaissance Hotels, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Marriott International 10400 Fernwood Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20058 301-380-3000

Hilton Hotels Corporation

Hilton Hotels was first purchased by Conrad Hilton in 1919 in Cisco, Texas. Since then, it's expanded and owns more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries. The company also operates franchise hotel brands such as the Waldorf Astoria and Doubletree Inn.

Hilton Hotels Corporation 7930 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 1100 McLean, VA 22102 703-883-1000

ACCOR Hotels

ACCOR is Europe’s leading hotel manager, according to the company’s website. The hotel operates in 90 countries and has been in business for 45 years.

ACCOR Hotels Stationsplein 981. Schiphol Noord Holland 1117 CE Netherlands 011+ 31-20-30-43-555

Choice Hotels International

Choice Hotels has been in operation since the 1940s, and franchises more than 6,000 hotels in the U.S. and 35 countries. The company specializes in providing limited to full-service lodgings.

Choice Hotels International 10750 Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20901 301-592-5000

Best Western International

Best Western Hotel is committed to providing quality service at affordable rates, and operates more than 4,000 hotels in 80 countries.

Best Western International 6201 N. 24th Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-957-4200

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide

Starwood Hotels is one of the largest luxury hotel and leisure companies worldwide. The company operates some of the top brand name hotels including the St. Regis, the Luxury Collection, W hotels and Le Meridien.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide 1111 Westchester Ave. White Plains, New York 10604 914-640-8100

Carlson Hotels

Carlson Hotels owns more than 1,075 hotels and operates in 150 countries. The company franchises well-known brand name hotels and restaurants including TGI-Friday’s, the Radisson, Country Inns and Park Plaza Hotel.

Carlson Hotels 701 Carlson Parkway Minnetonka, MN 55305 763-212-5000

Global Hyatt Corporation

Hyatt Hotel owns more than 434 properties around the world, and was founded in 1957 by Jay Pritzker. The company owns franchises and hotel resorts under subsidiaries like Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, and Hyatt Regency.

Global Hyatt Corporation 71 S. Wacker Dr., 12th Fl. Chicago, IL 60606 312-750-1234