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Hampton by Hilton Secures Top Hotel Spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®, Celebrates 15 Straight Years as the No. 1 Hotel Franchise

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11 of Hilton’s world‑class brands earned notable rankings on the highly competitive annual list unveiled in January

MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced today that Hampton by Hilton has once again achieved an outstanding milestone, marking 15 consecutive years as the No. 1 hotel franchise in the Hotels & Motels category of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®. Hampton by Hilton retains its status as the winningest brand, consistently setting records with the most total and consecutive No. 1 hotel franchise rankings on the highly competitive list. The brand also ranked No. 8 overall on this year’s list of the world’s top franchises, up one spot from last year.

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In all, Hilton brands claimed the top six spots in the Hotels & Motels category, and a remarkable 11 of the top 15 in that grouping. Those brands include 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. 

“Hilton has a strong history of building innovative brands and delivering some of the best products in the hospitality business, and it is an honor to receive this impressive recognition across our portfolio,” said Chris Silcock, president, global brands and commercial services, Hilton. “Travel demand is strong, and together with our owners, we strive to meet the evolving needs of today’s guests by providing them with best-in-class accommodations, reliable and friendly service, thoughtful amenities, and Hilton’s promise of an exceptional stay.” 

Hampton by Hilton, the industry’s leading upper-midscale hotel brand, is consistently recognized for its category-leading financial performance, best-in-class stay experience, legacy of innovation, and global scale. As an unparalleled guest favorite, Hampton sets the standard for its category and continues to raise the bar across its nearly 3,000 locations in 38 countries and territories worldwide, earning more five-star reviews on external review sites than any other hospitality brand.

“Since its inception, Hampton by Hilton has always challenged the status quo to deliver the stay guests deserve, and this incredible achievement is a true testament to Hampton’s legacy as the top choice for both travelers and developers,” said Shruti Gandhi Buckley, senior vice president and brand leader, Hampton by Hilton. “This year represents the brand’s 40th anniversary, and we are thrilled that Hampton continues to be recognized for providing guests with high-quality service, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, all of which are competitive advantages to owners who franchise the brand.” 

In its 45th year, Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 recognizes companies for their exceptional performance in areas such as unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. According to the magazine, this year’s Franchise 500 rankings were the most competitive ever as nearly 1,400 brands competed for a position on the list. In total, 11 of Hilton’s world-class hotel brands were named to the 2024 Franchise 500:  

For over four decades, the Franchise 500 has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. With an impressive portfolio of bespoke brands, Hilton’s various positions on the ranking are a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity for owners and developers. 

Hilton’s franchise partners benefit from the power of Hilton’s global strength, reputation, scale, and performance engine, in addition to the company’s award-winning Hilton Honors loyalty program of more than 173 million members. With 22 world-class brands, Hilton offers an innovative product for any type of owner and operator looking to join one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality companies.  

To view Hilton in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2024 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 16.

Read more about Hilton’s portfolio of brands at stories.hilton.com.

Media Contact

Caroline LoganHilton Global Brand CommunicationsCaroline.Logan@hilton.com

About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 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 more than 180 million 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 stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube


About Hampton by Hilton

As the No. 1 ranked lodging franchise for the last 15 years by Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton serves quality-driven and value-conscious travelers at nearly 3,000 properties in 38 countries and territories around the globe. The brand continues to lead its segment by providing guests with high quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, such as modern and spacious rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast. Hampton by Hilton is committed to delivering an exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton GuaranteeTM. Experience a positive stay at Hampton by Hilton by booking at hampton.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hampton by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/hampton, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.