Wyndham has expanded its vacation rental business with the acquisition of Happy Home, a Dutch company specialising in holiday homes.
The US hospitality giant will now add Happy Home to its Novasol Group, although the European business will continue to operate under its existing brand, and from its current office in the Netherlands.
“With the acquisition of Happy Home we add an extra dimension to our own experienced and professional organisation,” said Frans Schoon, general manager of Novasol Benelux. “The strength of Happy Home is mainly in its strong brand awareness, large customer base and broad range of holiday home contracts in central and south Europe that fit perfectly with the existing Novasol portfolio.”
Juliette van Haaster, who heads up Happy Home, said her company’s potential opportunities for growth “have increased enormously” following Wyndham’s acquisition.
Happy Home joins Novasol’s existing Dansommer and Cuendet brands, to create a group with more than 40,000 holiday homes under contract.