The votes have been counted and it’s time for four brands to cut down the nets: The Battle of the Brands champions have been crowned.
In the Luxury Division, winner Langham has prevailed over a list of heavyweights, including Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. The original Cinderella team defeated JW Marriott in the finals with a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent.
In the Upscale Division, the finals came down to two well-loved brands, Hyatt and Marriott. Hyatt squeaked out a buzzer-beater, winning 51 percent to Marriott’s 49 percent.
The Midscale Division, which HOTEL MANAGEMENT renamed the David v. Goliath Division, saw Lexington by Vantage matched up against Cobblestone Hotels. Gone were more well-known brands like Hampton, La Quinta, Best Western and Holiday Inn. Which brand took it all? Lexington, with 58 percent of the vote.
Finally, the Economy Division. Legacy brand Days Inn went head-to-head against another legacy brand, Red Roof Inn. With the widest margin of victory in the finals, Red Roof Inn dominated the contest by winning 63 percent of the vote.
Thanks to all who voted and keep your eyes open for the next HOTEL MANAGEMENT Battle!
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