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Hampton by Hilton Named No. 1 Hotel Franchise for 13th Consecutive Year by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® Ranking

Eleven world‑class Hilton brands named on highly‑competitive list

MCLEAN, Va. - It’s lucky number 13 for Hampton by Hilton. Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced today that its global powerhouse brand’s reign as the top hotel franchise in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® continues for the 13th consecutive year, tying the record for most total No. 1 rankings in the Hotels & Motels category. Hilton’s portfolio of world-class brands is well represented on the annual list with 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 once again joining Hampton by Hilton, which is the only hospitality franchise to rank on the overall list’s top 20. 

“Hilton has a strong history of building innovative brands, and it is an honor to receive this impressive recognition across our portfolio,” said Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer, Hilton. “This distinction is a testament to our bespoke brands, beloved by guests around the world, which are brought to life in partnership with our incredible franchise partners who continue to trust in them to help deliver reliable and friendly experiences to our guests each day.” 

Hampton by Hilton, the industry’s leading upper-midscale hotel brand, is consistently recognized for its category-leading performance, innovation, growth and guest loyalty. As a guest favorite, Hampton sets the standard for its category and continues to raise the bar, earning more five-star reviews than any other hospitality brand, across its more than 2,700 locations in 33 countries and territories worldwide.

“Hampton by Hilton champions a nearly four decades-long legacy as both a preferred brand of choice for developers and owners and as a beacon of service excellence for guests,” said Shruti Gandhi Buckley, senior vice president and global brand head, Hampton by Hilton. “A best-in-class guest experience, an extensive global footprint, and unparalleled brand awareness and guest loyalty drive the recognition Hampton continues to garner as the leading hospitality brand.” 

The Hotels & Motels category proved highly competitive this year with Hampton assuming its familiar position, while also improving seven spots in the overall ranking from last year. Overall, eight Hilton brands were named in the top 10 of the Hotels & Motels category with DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Canopy by Hilton experiencing double-digit jumps in the ranking compared to a year ago. In all, 11 of Hilton’s 18 brands were named to the 2022 Franchise 500®

In its 43rd year, Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500® is known for recognizing brands on their exceptional performance in areas such as unit growth, financial strength and stability and brand power. 

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 nearly 123 million members. With 18 bespoke 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. 

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About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 23 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.  

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 more than 3,000 properties in 40 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, spacious rooms and free hot breakfast featuring the signature Hampton Waffle. Hampton by Hilton is committed to delivering an exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee™. Experience a positive stay at Hampton by Hilton by booking at or through the 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, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hampton by Hilton at, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.