Wyndham Hotel Group continues to solidify its standing as a big dog on the U.S. midscale and economy hotel landscape. The company inked an agreement with American Hotel Income Properties REIT (AHIP) to convert more than 44 existing hotels across the United States into Wyndham-flagged brands, as well as to operate them. The well-known brands include Baymont Inn & Suites, Travelodge and Super 8.
In addition, two other recent AHIP acquisitions will join the Wyndham portfolio. The agreement ramps up Wyndham’s visibility near Nashville, Tennessee; Kansas City, Kansas; Jefferson City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Buffalo, New York.
“As leaders in midscale and economy lodging, we champion everyday travelers and prioritize our growth in the places they want to be with the brands they adore,” said Chip Ohlsson, Wyndham’s executive vice president and chief development officer, in a statement. “Our unshakable momentum is a testament to the strong industry relationships like this one which support that mission.”
All 46 hotels will become part of Wyndham’s global distribution network and loyalty program by year’s end.
Last month, Wyndham bought Americinn, a midscale brand with 200 hotels clustered in the Midwest. The company’s acquisition pipeline for 2018 and beyond totals nearly 700 hotels and 63,000 rooms, reported Hotel Management.
“By licensing Wyndham Hotel Group’s renowned brands,” said Rob O’Neill, CEO of AHIP, “our hotels tap into the power and scale of the company’s unmatched portfolio and gain access to tremendous distribution, buying power and sales capabilities, in addition to an unrivaled loyalty program that is 53 million members strong.”