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When one hotel realises that they can offer the same services in other cities, chains or branches of the same hotel are opened in those places. Hotel chain is an enterprise that administrates, through a unique management a number of hotels located in different areas. They can be total or partial owners of the hotel and they manage their administration, marketing and promotion. This gives them the advantages of a large central organisation providing reservation systems, management‟s aids, financial strength, expertise, manpower, specialities, merchandises and promotional help.

Some of the chain companies are Inter Continental Hotel Groups (IHG), Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Accor, Hilton Hotel Corp., Best Western International, Carlson Hospitality Worldwide, Marriott International, Wyndham Hotel Group, Golden Tulip Hospitality/THL, The Rezidor Hotel Group, Global Hyatt Corp., Choice Hotel