What happened to Wyndham?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

As of June 2, Wyndham Worldwide completed its spinoff of Wyndham Destinations, which resulted in the creation of a new hotel company called Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. This new entity is now home to a portfolio of 20 brands, including well-known names such as Super 8, Days Inn, Ramada, Dolce Hotels, Microtel, and now, La Quinta.

The spinoff of Wyndham Destinations was part of a strategic move by Wyndham Worldwide to separate its hotel business from its vacation ownership and timeshare business. By doing so, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts can now focus exclusively on its hotel operations, while Wyndham Destinations can concentrate on its vacation ownership and exchange business.

The addition of La Quinta to the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts portfolio is particularly significant. La Quinta is a popular brand in the midscale and upper-midscale hotel segments, known for its comfortable accommodations and affordable prices. This acquisition has expanded Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ reach in these market segments and further diversified its offerings.

With the spinoff completed, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts now has a strong presence in the global hotel industry, with over 9,000 hotels and more than 800,000 rooms worldwide. The company’s 20 brands cater to a wide range of travelers, from budget-conscious individuals to luxury-seeking guests.

The creation of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts as a separate entity allows the company to focus on its core hotel operations and pursue growth opportunities in the ever-evolving hospitality industry. By consolidating its various brands under one umbrella, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts can leverage its scale and resources to deliver exceptional guest experiences and drive profitability.

In my personal experience, I have stayed at several hotels within the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts portfolio, including Super 8 and Days Inn. I found these properties to be comfortable, clean, and reasonably priced, which aligns with the brand’s reputation for offering value to guests.

The spinoff of Wyndham Destinations and the creation of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts marks an important milestone for the company. With a diverse portfolio of brands and a global presence, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is well-positioned to continue its success in the hotel industry.