Carlton Hospitality Group (CHG) has announced it has exclusively secured finance for 10 hotel developments worth more than $1.7b (£869m).
The properties involved are:
- $315m (£161m) for Trump SoHo- A 42-storey, 413 bedroom, five-star hotel in New York;
- $140m (£71.6m) for Tierra Del Sol - Purchase of Tierra del Sol Resort and Country Club in Aruba;
- $46m (£23.5m) for two select service hotels in Orland and Florida;
- £125m (£64m) for a portfolio of five all-suite US hotels;
- $62m (£31.7m) for a portfolio of select service hotels in the Northeast of the US;
- $59m (£30.2m) for a portfolio of four all-suite hotels in Texas;
- $510m (£261m) for the Playa Pelicano in Costa Rica - including two five-star hotels, spas, golf course, 270 residential lots and more than 600 villas;
- $210m (£107m) for the 14 storey, 1572 room Hilton Anaheim in California;
- $205m (£105m) for Long Bay Resorts - the development of a five-star luxury resort in Anguilla
Hospitality Group president John Bralower said: "The outlook for the hotel sector remains strong, in terms of demand for existing assets and development of new brands, with capital continuing to flow into the market."
CHG is a division of real estate investment bank The Carlton Group. CHG, which specialises in arranging equity and debt financing for hotels and mixed-use real estate projects with a hospitality component, did more than $1b (£511,000) in deals last year and $500m (£256,000) in transactions in the first half of 2006.
By Emily Manson