REPORT: HILTON, HYATT LEAD IN VALUE, TAJ IS STRONGEST BRAND

HILTON HOTELS & RESORTS retained its title as the world’s most valuable hotel brand for the ninth consecutive year, while Hyatt Hotels Corp. secured the
second spot again, according to the latest data from Brand Finance. Meanwhile, India’s Taj Hotels is the world’s second-fastest-growing brand, primarily due to
revenue growth and improved brand strength.

Hilton’s brand value is estimated at $11.6 billion in the Brand Finance Global 500 2024 ranking. Hyatt holds a value of $6 billion, and Taj increased its brand
value by 45 percent to $545 million, Brand Finance said in a statement.

“Many top hotel brands have struggled to grow their brand value as robustly as in the years leading up to 2020, and the Brand Finance Hotels 2024 ranking shows
that these challenges are ongoing as the industry recovers,” said Henry Farr, Brand Finance’s associate director. “Despite an uptick in travel and hotel demand,
the actual growth hasn’t matched expectations, resulting in slight declines or minimal brand value growth for the world’s leading hotel brands.”