Global Hotel Alliance

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Global Hotel Alliance
IndustryHospitality, Tourism
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Key people
Christopher Hartley, Chief Executive Officer
ProductsHotels, Restaurants, Residences

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) founded in 2004, and based on the airline alliance model, claims to be the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. GHA uses a shared technology platform for its member brands, and operates a multi-brand loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, which it claims has over 5 million members. GHA’s member brands are currently: Alila, Anantara, Art Series, AVANI, Corinthia, Doyle Collection, First, GLO, Individual Collection, Kempinski, Leela, Lungarno Collection, Marco Polo, Meritage Collection, Meydan Hotels and Hospitality, Mokara, Omni, Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL, Per AQUUM, QT, Rydges, Rixos, Shaza, Tangram, Thon, Tivoli and Ultratravel collection encompassing 550 upscale and luxury hotels with over 110,000 rooms across 76 different countries.[1]


Alila Hotels and Resorts[edit]

Alila manages hotels and resorts in India and the Asia Pacific Region. Alila currently manages 13 hotels through the area.[2]

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas[edit]

Anantara are luxury resorts and spas based in Bangkok, Thailand. The company was founded in 2001 and they currently operate 28 resorts across Asia Pacific and the Middle East with their spa brand expanding into Africa.

Art Series[edit]

The Art Series hotels are a set of 5 star boutique hotels across Australia. Each hotel is influenced by a specific Australian artist. They currently operate 4 hotels across the country. [3]

Avani Hotels & Resorts[edit]

AVANI Hotels & Resorts are luxury hotels and resorts across Asia. They currently operate 5 properties.[4]


Corinthia is a luxury hotel brand founded in Malta. They currently operate 9 hotels across Europe

The Doyle Collection[edit]

The Doyle Collection is a group of luxury hotels founded in 1999. The collection is made up of 8 hotels in 5 cities across Ireland, the UK, and the US.

First Hotels[edit]

First Hotels is a Scandinavian group, founded in 1993, who operate 52 different hotels across Sweden, Norway and Denmark.[5]

GLO Hotels[edit]

GLO Hotels, a part of the Kamp Group Ltd., are a Finnish brand that currently operate 4 hotels across Finland. [6]

Individual Collection[edit]

The Individual Collection is an association of independently owned and operated hotels and resorts that was created in 2012. The collection is currently made up of 7 hotels. [7]


Kempinski Hotels S.A is Europe's oldest luxury hotel brand and was founded in Germany in 1897. They currently operate 73 five star hotels across 30 different countries. Kempinski is also a founding member of GHA.

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts[edit]

The Leela is a luxury hospitality group founded in India. The group currently consists of 7 luxury resorts and hotels across India.

Lungarno Collection[edit]

The Lungarno Collection is an Italian brand of luxury hotels, residences and villas owned by the Ferragamo family. They currently operate 6 properties across Italy.[8]

Marco Polo Hotels[edit]

Marco Polo Hotels are a hotel chain based in Hong Kong. They currently operate 13 hotels in the Asia Pacific region.

Meritage Collection[edit]

The Meritage collection is a luxury hotel and resort brand who operate four hotels around the West Coast in the USA. They are scheduled to be opening one more hotel in 2016.[9]

Meydan Hotels and Hospitality[edit]

Its portfolio currently includes The Meydan Hotel, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa and The Track Meydan Golf.[10]

Mokara Hotels & Spas[edit]

Mokara Hotels & Spas are an American brand that are a part of Omni Hotels & Resorts. They currently operate 8 spas and one hotel across the United States.[11]

Omni Hotels & Resorts[edit]

Omni Hotels & Resorts is an international luxury hotel company based in Dallas, Texas, USA. The company was founded in 1958 and currently operates 60 hotels across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts[edit]

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is a luxury hotel and resort brand which was founded in 1976. It currently operates 15 hotels across Asia, Australia and North America.

PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts[edit]

PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts, part of the Pan Pacific Hotels Group, are a hotel brand who currently operate 17 hotels, resorts and serviced suites across Asia and Australia, including those which are still underway.[12]

Per AQUUM[edit]

Per AQUUM is a specialist luxury retreat, resort, spa and residence management company. They currently operate 3 resorts across the Middle East and Asia.[13]

QT Hotels & Resorts[edit]

QT Hotels & Resorts is a boutique hotel chain who were founded in 2011. They currently operate 5 hotels across Australia and 2 in New Zealand.


Rixos is a group of hotels established in 2000 in Turkey. They currently operate 23 hotels and resorts across Europe and the Middle East.[14]

Rydges Hotels & Resorts[edit]

Rydges Hotels & Resorts is an Australian hotel chain who currently operate 37 hotels across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

Shaza Hotels[edit]

Shaza Hotels is a luxury five star hotel chain who currently operate 1 hotel in Saudi Arabia.[15]


Tangram is a four star luxury hotel chain who currently operate 2 hotels in the Middle East and China.[16]

Thon Hotels[edit]

Thon Hotels is a private hotel chain founded in 1989. The brand currently operates 72 hotels across Europe.

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts[edit]

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts is a four and five star hotel chain that was established in 1991. Tivoli currently operates 14 hotels and resorts across Europe and South America.[17]

Ultratravel Collection[edit]

The Ultratravel Collection,founded in 2013, is an exclusive association of independent "ultra luxury" hotel brands and properties.[18]