An overview of major hotel, motel chains and resorts
Jan 22, 2006 | 12:00 AM
Major lodging companies' phone numbers and websites are listed below. Several hotel and motel brands may be managed by one umbrella company. Thus, different chains may share the same central reservations staff and Internet system. To reduce confusion and indicate which brands may share frequent-guest programs, corporate affiliations are noted in parentheses.
Here are selected hotel associations, loose marketing alliances of independently owned and managed lodgings. Members of the same group usually meet a set of criteria and act as a referral service of sorts, booking reservations and guiding guests to member hotels.