Hotel management is a hugely profitable industry. The growing popularity of tourism and its immediate outcome which is the deluge of international tourists has encouraged wealthy entrepreneurs to invest profusely in hotel industry. This has paved the way for the creation of a new enterprise in the past few decades, namely hotel chains. In the wake of the tourism boom in Iran, specially after the lifting of sanctions, chains of Iran hotels have prospered and continued to expand through the opening of new branches all around the country. There are four main hotel chains in Iran.
These include Homa Hotels Group, Parsian International Hotels, Espinas Hotels, and Laleh International Hotels Group. Homa Hotel Group is a chain of five-star hotels in Iran previously under co-management of private ownership and Iranian National Airlines which was nationalized after Iranian revolution and is now under the auspices of Iran Social Security Organization. Homa Hotels add up to 1000 rooms scattered in five luxury hotels around Iran. There were initially four hotels built in Tehran, Shiraz, Bandar Abbas and Mashhad. Due to the large number of tourists in Mashhad, a second hotel was constructed to provide the guests with optimum level of service. Guests who lodge in Homa Hotels know that they are in good hands, since the management of Homa Hotels have more than 50 years of experience under their belts and more than 800 people who work under their astute supervision are true hospitality experts providing service worthy of their country’s global fame. No matter how you plan your trip, whether you are there for a short business trip or a long soul-reviving vacation, you can rest assured that your stay in Homa Hotels will be one of the highlights of your trip
It is also globally significant as the resting place of one of Shia Imams
It is also globally significant as the resting place of one of Shia Imams and thus considered one of the holiest cities for Twelver Shia Muslims.