The first European company on this list is AccorHotels. It is a French multinational hotel group based in Paris. The group owns and operates 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences around the world. It operates in 96 countries, comprising luxury brands such as Raffles, Sofitel, Pullman or boutique brands like Novotel, Mercure as well as economy brands like ibis, ibis Styles, Hotel F1 etc. AccorHotels employ more than 240,000 people worldwide. In 2016, the company’s revenues reached up to $6.6 billion.