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Eleven of Hilton’s World‑Class Brands Ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500®

Hampton by Hilton named top brand in “Hotels & Motels” category for 12th straight year

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced that 11 of its world-class brands were ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s 42nd Annual Franchise 500® with Hampton by Hilton, the largest brand in its portfolio, named the number one hotel brand to franchise for the 12th year in a row. Hampton by Hilton was joined by 10 additional Hilton brands ranked within the top 15 of the “Hotels & Motels” category, including Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton.

“In what was one of the most challenging years in hospitality industry history, we’re proud that Hampton by Hilton continues to lead the industry by providing guests with high-quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, and offering competitive advantages to owners who franchise the brand,” said Shruti Gandhi Buckley, global head, Hampton by Hilton. “Extending our run as longest consecutive number one ranked brand in the hotel category is a testament to the brand’s status as the top choice for both guests and developers.” 

This year, Hampton was joined by Home2 Suites by Hilton, which rose 70 positions in the rankings, as the only two hotel brands ranked among the overall top 50 franchised companies. The complete list of Hilton brands named to the Franchise 500 and their ranking within the Hotels & Motels category include:

Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 features the world’s best franchised companies, recognizing them for their outstanding performance in areas including brand power, costs and fees, size and growth, support and financial strength and stability.

For more than a century, Hilton has built a reputation of innovation, integrity and excellence. All 18 brands within Hilton’s portfolio are powered by the Hilton Performance Advantage, which provides owners with the latest tools, forward-thinking strategies and access to some of the most influential people in the industry to help enhance guest experiences, reward customer loyalty, drive revenues and maximize efficiency of operations. The Hilton Performance Advantage, comprised of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning loyalty program with more than 110 million members, sales, reservations and customer care, global online services, revenue management, information technology and supply management, is what sets Hilton apart from the competition. 

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About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 24 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 190 million Hilton Honors members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.