Q: Best Western says it's the "World's Largest Hotel Chain." Is that true?
A: No. That's merely their tagline.
In terms of number of rooms, the record for being the largest hotel chain in the world belongs to IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), which includes InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites. As of March 2009 they owned 621,696 rooms in 4,200 hotels.
Q: What's the largest budget hotel chain?
A: Super 8 Motels is the largest chain with establishments in the United States, Canada and China. If you count motels that are located only in the United States and Canada, Motel 6 is the largest in North America.
Q: What's the largest hotel?
A: First World Hotel in Genting Highlands, Malaysia, is the world's largest hotel with a total of 6,118 rooms. The fact was certified by Guinness World Records in 2006.