Starwood Capital Group Buys Portfolio of 4 Extended-Stay Hotels and a Residential Complex in London
January 14, 2015 10:13am
The hotel properties are located in two of London's top emerging submarkets: Tower Bridge/Bermondsey and Earls Court/Kensington. The hotels, which were constructed in 2008 but are currently unfinished and partially operational, will comprise nearly 650 units upon completion. The units feature apartment-like amenities including full kitchenettes, living and dining rooms, and washer/dryers. In addition, the hotels will offer over 25,000 square feet of commercial and office space, including many new guest amenities such as social lobbies, lounges and gyms.
The residential complex, which will include in excess of 60 upscale units upon completion, will offer residents direct access to the renowned bars, restaurants and shopping on Bermondsey Street, along with a number of underground parking spaces and over 15,000 square feet of commercial space.
"We are excited to establish ourselves as a leading player in the extended-stay hotel/serviced apartment market, which we believe is one of the most promising and under-supplied real estate sectors in London today," said Cody Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and Head of European Hotels at Starwood Capital Group. "This successful off-market acquisition of a unique portfolio of London real estate reflects Starwood Capital Group's ability to structure and execute win-win solutions in even the most complex of situations."
Building on a well-established relationship, Starwood Capital Group purchased the portfolio following completion of an administration and company voluntary arrangement process led by Ireland's National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) and Duff & Phelps. Starwood Capital Group in August 2013 acquired a non-performing loan portfolio from NAMA secured by 39 properties, with a concentration in Dublin.
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