American companies that are no longer American

Current owner: InterContinental Hotels, British hotel company

The first Holiday Inn was opened by businessman Kemmons Wilson in Memphis, Tennessee. Wilson came up with the idea while on a family trip to Washington, DC, after he found there were no comfortable and affordable places for families to stay. His business was taken over by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) between 1988 and 1990, and IHG has stayed its parent company ever since.