Choice Hotels looking to buy Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Choice Hotels International is seeking to buy Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in a deal that would create a U.S. budget hotel giant

May 24, 2023

The talks between the companies are at an early stage and it is not clear whether Wyndham is interested in pursuing a tie-up with Choice, the source said, requesting anonymity as these discussions are confidential.

Key takeaways

  • If Wyndham executives resist a deal, Choice Hotels would have the option to pitch the acquisition directly to Wyndham’s shareholders, the report noted;
  • News of the potential deal comes at a time when high inflation and recession risks could sap consumer spending on travel and drive up demand for affordable hotels such as Choice and Wyndham;
  • The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, after which shares of Wyndham Hotels closed 5.1% higher, while Choice Hotels ended about 4.6% lower.

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