Hyatt to acquire Two Roads Hospitality for $480m

Hyatt to acquire Two Roads Hospitality for $480m

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced an agreement to acquire Two Roads Hospitality in a deal worth $480 million.

Two Roads is an international lifestyle hotel management company with a unique collection of distinctive brands, properties and a robust development pipeline around the globe.

Through the addition of Two Roads, its established lifestyle brands and the management agreements for the majority of its 85 properties in eight countries, Hyatt will expand its brand presence into 23 new markets while enhancing its offerings in lifestyle hotel experiences and wellbeing.

With Two Roads and its distinctive collection of lifestyle hotels, resorts and vacation residences, Hyatt will offer an expanded and more powerful portfolio of brands with best-in-class offerings to deliver compelling experiences and benefits for guests and World of Hyatt members, expand its relationship with valued hotel owners, and drive growth for shareholders.

“Hyatt and Two Roads share a commitment to genuine care and delivering distinctive experiences to discerning travellers.

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“We are pleased to be coming together, and are dedicated to learning from each other and taking the best of both organizations forward,” said Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

The acquisition consists of a base purchase price of $480 million, with the potential for Hyatt to invest up to an additional $120 million in the aggregate, contingent on the outcome of certain terms to be individually defined after closing.

The base plus contingent total purchase price is expected to reflect an EBITDA multiple of approximately 12-13x stabilised 2021 earnings, which Hyatt considers the best indicator of valuation based on anticipated synergies and growth.

After the close of the transaction, which is expected later this year, Hyatt will create a dedicated lifestyle division as a catalyst to bring together the operations of Two Roads’ and Hyatt’s lifestyle brands.

“Hyatt is an ideal home for us as we share many values and a deep commitment to thoughtful growth and creating compelling experiences for our guests,” said Jamie Sabatier, chief executive officer, Two Roads Hospitality.

“Hyatt’s unique position in the marketplace brings with it the powerful benefit of global scale while maintaining meaningful personal relationships with team members, guests and owners.”

Hyatt will provide additional information related to the acquisition, including a preliminary estimate of 2019 earnings accretion, on its third quarter earnings call scheduled for October 31st.