In December, Wyndham Hotel Group announced its acquisition of Fen Hotels, based in Argentina with 22 properties across the Americas, including Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and the United States. Fen Hotels joins Wyndham’s portfolio of nearly 8,000 hotels across the globe.

With the addition of Fen Hotels’ Esplendor Boutique Hotels and Dazzler Hotels, Wyndham Hotel Group’s portfolio of distinct brands grows to 18. New hotel properties, including two new hotels in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Asuncion, Paraguay, will join Wyndham Rewards loyalty program by the end of 2017.

Fen Hotels’ executive and management staff in Buenos Aires will continue leading properties under the brand and add to Wyndham Hotel Group’s Latin America team as Fen’s current headquarters become Wyndham Hotel Group‘s new base in Latin America for management operations. Patricio Fuks, CEO of Fen Hotels, will remain as chairman of the group, helping lead its explosive growth across the region.

“Wyndham Hotel Group’s strength and significant scale dramatically increases our distribution, immediately enabling us to grow faster not only in Argentina, but also throughout the region, ensuring more guests experience what Fen Hotels have to offer,” said Fuks.

As we integrate the companies over the next 18 months, becoming part of the Wyndham family of brands will enable our guests to have access to some of the most aspirational vacation experiences on earth thanks to Wyndham Rewards, Wyndham’s unparalleled loyalty program, which makes redeeming free nights in hotels, condos and homes simple and attainable.”