Holiday Inn and Mariott Are Favorites

PRNewswire-FirstCall PRINCETON, N.J. Nov. 3 :

Holiday Inn and Marriott are Americans` favorite hotel chains, according
to a recent study by Opinion Research Corporation . In the national study
of 1,034 adults, Holiday Inn was preferred by 18%, Marriott by 16%. All
other hotels were chosen by fewer than 10% of respondents.

Among the study`s other findings, Holiday Inn is more popular than average
among 18-24 year olds (31%), adults living in rural areas (26%), adults in
the Midwest (23%) and those with a high school education or less (23%).
However, even among the most-affluent and best-educated, Holiday Inn is
tied for second place with Hilton, with Marriott the favorite. Marriott
enjoys above-average numbers among adults in the West (21%) and those
living in households earning $75,000 or more annually (23%).

“If you could stay at any hotel chain of your choice, which ONE would you
pick?” [Only hotel chains with at least 2% shown]

Holiday Inn         18%
  Marriott           16%
  Hilton             8%
  Best Western         6%
  Hampton Inn           4%
  Hyatt               3%
  Ramada             2%
  Days Inn             2%
  Sheraton             2%
  Motel 6             2%
  Radisson             2%
  Super 8             2%
  Westin             2%
  Comfort Inn           2%
  Other hotels         13%
  Don`t know/No favorite   16%


The “Favorite Hotel” study was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation`s
CARAVAN(R) among a nationally representative sample of 1,034 adults August
15-18, 2003. The study has a margin of error of +/- 3% at the 95%
confidence level.
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