Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with CorePoint Lodging (“CPLG”) concerning the termination of all remaining Wyndham hotel management agreements (“HMAs”) upon consummation of the merger announced by CPLG today.
The termination is conditioned upon the closing of CPLG’s sale, which is targeted to occur in the first quarter of 2022. Upon termination of the HMAs, CPLG will pay termination fees to Wyndham of approximately $84 million.
“The termination of these management contracts will mark our exit from the lower margin, resource intensive select-service management business and afford us the opportunity to focus on the continued growth of our asset-light and highly profitable, cash generative franchising business,” said Geoffrey A. Ballotti, president and chief executive officer.
Wyndham’s related franchise agreements are expected to remain in-place at the current fee structure (5% royalties plus 4.5% for marketing and reservation services).
The Company has posted additional materials on its investor relations website, www.investor.wyndhamhotels.com, to further disclose the potential financial impact of this agreement.
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 803,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 22 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers over 90 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com. The Company may use its website as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Disclosures of this nature will be included on the Company’s website in the Investors section, which can currently be accessed at www.investor.wyndhamhotels.com. Accordingly, investors should monitor this section of the Company’s website in addition to following the Company’s press releases, filings submitted with the Securities and Exchange Commission and any public conference calls or webcasts.