by Michael J. Shapiro | May 01, 2014

The giants of lodging continue to grow, not only by opening up more properties the world over but also by acquiring other companies, or launching new brands of their own. It can be a challenge to remember which company flies which flags. With that in mind, here's the lowdown on seven big meetings-friendly suppliers. STR's chain scale designation is noted for each brand. In the case of brands that STR hasn't classfied, designations were provided by the lodging company.