Cendant Merges AmeriHost Inn, Baymont Inn & Suites

The Cendant Hotel Group is merging its AmeriHost Inn franchise with the Baymont Inn & Suites brand, which the group recently acquired. The merger almost doubles the size of Baymont, and according to Cendant Hotel Group chairman and CEO Steven Rudnitsky, creates a stronger competitor in the midscale segment. The two brands have similar market positions and pricing; however, AmeriHost Inn properties will now be required to meet new design and service standards before they are rebranded.

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