Ranking of Spanish hotel chains by number of rooms 2018

With approximately 81 thousand rooms worldwide, the Mallorca-based Meliá Hotels International ranked as the Spanish hotel chain that featured the highest number of rooms as of June 2018. With nearly 60 rooms worldwide, the Madrid-based NH Hotels came in second on the list that year. The also Mallorca-based Barceló Hotel Group followed not too far behind, exceeding 54 thousand rooms worldwide.

Spain: sun, tapas, culture and tourism

Boasting nearly 82 million international visitors in 2017, Spain was the second most visited country in the world according to a ranking published by the World Tourism Organization. The Mediterranean country is also one of Europe’s favorite holiday destinations in 2018 – the United Kingdom, Germany and France appeared in the first positions in this statistic that lists the largest number of international visitors to Spain by country of residence, as confirms the data collected from the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE).

Tourism is crucial for the Spanish economic system

Tourism has become one of the leading engines main drivers of growth for the Spanish economy: the sector’s contribution to the GDP was projected to reach approximately 178 billion euros in 2018. Moreover, the industry plays a key role to boost the Spanish employment market, which has been experiencing a significant improvement since the 2007 financial crisis jeopardized and destroyed many jobs across the country.

Leading Spanish hotel chains ranked by number of rooms worldwide as of June 2018

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Release date

September 2018



Survey time period

June 2018

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hotel chains over 1,000 rooms

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