October 2, 2023

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Choice Hotels International to Acquire Radisson Hotel Group Americas

ROCKVILLE, Md. and BRUSSELS — Selection Resorts Global will acquire the franchise business, functions and intellectual property of Radisson Lodge Group Americas for roughly $675 million.

The addition of Radisson’s 9 lodge makes in the Americas will progress Choice’s development possibilities by bringing the company’s franchising platform to adjacent resort segments and to a new set of lodge proprietors. The included 624 accommodations, with a lot more than 68,000 rooms, will develop Choice’s existence in the upscale and main upper-midscale hospitality segments.

Also, the transaction will deliver Choice’s RevPAR expansion overall performance to a new set of franchisees and resort investors, and offers prospects to broaden its existence in Canada, Latin The us and the Caribbean.

“Choice has a very well-recognized background of wise acquisitions in new segments the place our globe-class franchising motor can spur potential advancement. This transaction provides jointly two extremely complementary companies, boosting our guest offerings in the core upper-midscale hospitality segments, while extending our get to into the higher-upscale and upscale entire-support segments and in larger earnings geographic marketplaces. We are self-confident that guests and franchisees will appreciably profit by combining these two excellent sets of brand names,” says Patrick Pacious, president and CEO of Option Accommodations. “Our prolonged monitor document of establishing mutually valuable associations with our franchisees has resulted in a ideal-in-class voluntary retention charge, and individuals franchisees are the supply of a bulk of our new hotel enhancement. Our present and new resort owners will gain from the improved organization shipping abilities of the merged businesses, including our award-profitable loyalty plan, proprietary tools and rising systems that will help them to capture additional enterprise, reduce their resort functioning fees, reach new consumers and react to evolving marketplace developments.”

“Since the introduction of our strategic transformation prepare in 2017, Radisson Resort Team has been committed to the worldwide success of the Radisson makes and growing the all round footprint of our global functions,” states Federico J. González, CEO of Radisson Lodge Team. “We have realized strong benefits, doubling the range of rooms signed per year in EMEA and APAC, confirming Radisson Blu as the biggest upper-upscale model for around 10 years and establishing Radisson as the upscale manufacturer with the most significant progress in EMEA. We are self-confident that Alternative Hotels is the proprietor with the suitable long-term method, means and management workforce to correctly speed up the expansion of the Radisson organization in the Americas. Radisson Lodge Group will continue on to leverage the strength of operational excellence to set our company in EMEA and APAC on a substantial development route with the intention of doubling the portfolio in these markets by 2025. Together with Choice, we will perform to ensure that consumers continue on to expertise the best amounts of company and a top-quality model experience.”

“Our associates have been doing work challenging to solidify the power of our brands, establish a better industrial engine and supply very best-in-class solutions to franchisees and prospects,” says Tom Buoy, interim CEO of Radisson Lodge Team Americas. “We are pretty delighted that the Radisson household of models in the Americas will be a part of Decision Accommodations. We think that this acquisition will generate expansion in a hugely aggressive sector and help more robust efficiency for our franchisees.”