Most Popular 9 Hotel Franchises in India in 2020

| 28.03.2019
Most Popular Hotel Franchises in India in 2020

Updated October 8, 2020.

The growth of tourism industry goes hand in hand with an increasing number of hotel businesses. Hotel sector offers different places to stay in, from hostels to luxury resorts which offer various services for any budget. Hotel business seems to be not so easy to start, as it requires a lot of investments, experience and hassles with papers. In addition, the competition in the sector is quite high. Entering the business is challenging unless you consider a hotel franchise with a proven business model, well-built marketing strategy and successful management. We have made the list of the Most Popular 9 Hotel Franchises which includes quite attractive opportunities to choose from.

Here are the most popular 9 hotel franchises in India

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

Founded in: 1946
Franchising since: 1956
Franchise units: 4500 Worldwide
Initial investment: $67,248,940 - $98,485,600
Royalty Fees: 5%

InterContinental Hotels Group plc, informally InterContinental Hotels or IHG, is a British multinational hospitality company headquartered in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England. IHG has about 800,000 guest rooms and 5,000 hotels across nearly 100 countries. IHG includes several brands such as Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Even Hotels, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo, Hualuxe, InterContinental, Kimpton Hotels and Resorts and Staybridge Suites. IHG’s strategy is focused on increasing the number of franchised and managed hotels. Franchising is the largest part of IHG business where the franchisee owns the hotel and is a licensee of its brands.


Mint Hotels

Founded in: 2015
Franchising since: 2018
Franchise units: 20 - 50
Initial investment: $72,000 - $160,000
Royalty Fees: 8%

MINT Brand was Founded in: Nov. 2015 with a Single Minded Vision to transform the landscape of how Consumers experience Branded Budget Hospitality in India and to provide a Pan-India Mid-Budget Hospitality Brand that can cater to the aspiring, upwardly mobile, urban traveller with best-in-class services and ensure that they “Stay Fresh, Live Fresh" each time they choose Mint as a Hospitality partner.


Marriott International

Founded in: 1927
Franchising since: 1927
Franchise units: 70
Initial investment: $5,000,000 - $7,000,000

Marriott International is an American multinational diversified hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities. Marriott International Inc is now evaluating the option of franchise-model to launch its Fairfield Inn & Suites brand in the country. Till date, the company was operating its brands such as Courtyard, Renaissance, JW Marriott and others under management contract. Fairfield is a business hotel offering of Marriott International.


Treebo Hotels

Founded in: 2015
Franchising since: 2015
Franchise units: 100 - 200
Initial investment: $320,000 - $800,000
Royalty Fees: Variable %

Treebo is one of India’s largest budget hotel chain with a network of 250+ hotels across 50 cities with over 6000 rooms. As a tech enabled company in the hotel industry, we aim to combine a deep guest centric DNA with cutting-edge hospitality technology, that offers our guests unmatched value for money and quality stays at our hotels. Treebo has been invested in providing a seamless business experience for the franchise partners and their customers.


Choice Hotels

Founded in: 1963
Franchising since: 1968
Franchise units: 1500+ Worldwide
Initial investment: $200,000 - $700,000

Choice Hotels International, Inc. is a hospitality franchisor based in Rockville, Maryland, United States. The company, which is one of the largest hotel chains in the world, owns several hotel brands ranging from upscale to economy. Choice Hotels India supports 29 properties over 21 destinations in India with four properties in Delhi NCR. All these hotels are designed in a way to ensure exceptional value, courteous service and comfortable accommodation. The franchisor offers the rights to own and/or operate a hotel business under one of the trademarks and associated marks of a Choice Hotels brand.


Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Founded in: 1981
Franchising since: 1996
Franchise units: 120 Worldwide
Initial investment: $984,568 - $65,842,350
Royalty Fees: 5%

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is an international hotel and resort chain based in the United States. It has locations in China, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Turkey, Germany, the UK, the Caribbean, Indonesia and Margarita Island In Venezuela. For owners converting existing hotels to a Wyndham brand or building a new hotel from the ground up, we invite you to join us in pursuit of this goal. To ease the way, we’ve created an expansive structure of support for our owners that is backed by the experience, scale, and distribution of the world’s largest hotel company. Some of Wyndham brands are Ramada, La QUINTA, Microtel, Super 8 and others.


Sunmei Group

Established in: 2006
Franchising since: 2006
Franchise units: 1000 - 10,000
Initial investment: $70,000 - $150,000
Royalty Fees: 2%

Thank U Hotel is the flagship global hotel chain brand of Sunmei Group. It is a large hotel chain group worldwide, with Japanese style design, ranking 22nd in the global hotel group. Focus on leading the standardization and large-scale development of global hotel chain, and provide clean, comfortable and warm hotel accommodation services for the general public.


IntelliStay Hotels

Founded in: 2009
Franchising since: 2009
Franchise units: 10 - 20
Initial investment: $800,000 - $1,500,000
Royalty Fees: 5%

IntelliStay Hotels owns and operates the Mango Hotels Format and I-Stay Hotels formatof Smart Executive/ Leisure Hotels in India. The Format is based on a commercial structure whereby the company optimizes existing and new hotel properties, employs Human resource, manages day to day operations, standardizes the newly created location and promotes them via superior distribution channels. Associate with IntelliStay Hotels for returns on your investments at the optimum operating cost. Their commitment to service ensures a positive outcome for each hotel.


Royal Orchid

Founded in: 1987
Franchising since: 2016
Franchise units: 10 - 20
Initial investment: $320,000 - $800,000
Royalty Fees: 5%

Renowned for attention to detail and design, Royal Orchid hotels offers myriad options of business hotels ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to economy business hotels. Presently, Royal Orchid Hotels is among India's fastest growing hospitality chains. Royal Orchid, India’s franchisee for the international Ramada brand, has undertaken large expansion plans, including a move into North India.

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