Wyndham to add 16 LuxUrban hotels to Trademark Collection

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and LuxUrban Hotels Inc. have signed a deal to bring 16 LuxUrban hotels, representing approximately 1,400 rooms, into the Trademark Collection by Wyndham brand later this year.

Located across New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington and New Orleans, the hotels will maintain their LuxUrban branding while also gaining affiliation and recognition via the Trademark brand name. In exchange, Wyndham will provide financial-, sales- and operational-related support to help advance LuxUrban’s asset-light acquisition-driven growth strategy. The agreement also paves the way for additional LuxUrban hotels—including any locations not yet acquired—to join Trademark in the future.

“We created Trademark Collection by Wyndham specifically to cater to the needs of operators like LuxUrban,” said Chip Ohlsson, chief development officer, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “So many hotels today, particularly those in urban destinations, have a distinct character and unique charm that hoteliers want to hold on to. At the same time, they want the visibility, distribution and support that comes with being part of a well-known brand. Trademark gracefully bridges that gap, affording hoteliers the opportunity to maintain their independence while unlocking the resources of the world’s largest hotel franchisor.”

He added, “In just a few years, LuxUrban has created a significant position in the U.S. urban hotel market, proving the success of its unique, asset-light operating model. We’re excited to have their hotels join what continues to be one of Wyndham’s fastest growing brands and even more excited by the long-term growth opportunities that exist for both LuxUrban and for Trademark.”

Brian Ferdinand, chairman/CEO, LuxUrban Hotels, added, “Our collaboration with Wyndham is a tremendous leap forward for LuxUrban and a validation of our operating model, execution abilities and large opportunity landscape. We appreciate Wyndham’s collaborative approach to the process, the depth and breadth of their due diligence and their confidence in our team and outlook. With the support of a world-class hospitality organization like Wyndham, as well as their assistance with growth and working capital in the form of development advance notes for existing and future projects, we believe we are now in the best position in our history to accelerate growth, enhance cash flow and capture the benefits of scale.”

He added, “We’re incredibly enthusiastic about our alignment with Wyndham and believe that the financial, brand and operating advantages our relationship provides will make LuxUrban an even more attractive solution for property owners looking to employ our asset-light, triple net lease alternatives, particularly those looking to tap into new sources of capital while maintaining ownership of their asset.”