Why would a hotel no longer be affiliated with Marriott?
I tend to travel to Panama City Beach FL for work multiple times a year. I used to always stay at the Baypoint Marriott Resort there, and always had great experiences- from food, staff, and rooms. Last year however, they switched from being the Baypoint Marriott to the Wyndham Baypoint Resort. It was (probably still is), a nice hotel that always seemed busy. Any idea why it's no longer a Marriott? I could guess that it might be for several reasons:
1. They lost their franchise? It was looking a bit worn down, faded and peeling paint, grounds not looking like other Marriott hotels. Does Marriott rescind brand affiliation?
2. Franchise fees went up and the owner sold/sold out to Wyndham?
3. Franchisee lost their lease and the property owner sold?
4. Wasn't doing as booming of a business as Marriott may demand/need from it's franchisees?
This is the only hotel I've seen in the Marriott stable that changed to a different hotel brand. Anyone seen this from others? Any idea why this occurs?
I miss using this hotel as it was close to the Naval Base there (<5mins), close to the beach, luxurious, and I could get a great rate year round. Now I have to drive 20+mins to stay in a CY or TPS. Not horrible, but not the same either.