Back in mid-2017, in a piece that was published right here in Heartland Real Estate Business, I talked about what might be in store for the remainder of the year. Specifically, I wrote that while “concerns about oversupply will likely persist in many [Midwestern] markets,” the outlook was not as grim as some industry analysts had been forecasting — a “second wind in the hotel sector” was “helping to calm the waters.” The general sense was that we would continue to see moderate..
OCEAN CITY, MD. — Cronheim Hotel Capital (CHC) and GEM Equity Markets (GEM) have arranged a $20.8 million construction loan for Cambria Resorts & Conference Center, a 133-room hotel that will be constructed on North First Street in Ocean City. CHC and GEM arranged the two-year loan through a consortium of Maryland-based credit unions on behalf of the developer, a joint venture between Ocean City-based Pinnacle Hospitality Solutions and Philadelphia-based The Wankawala Organization...
ATLANTA AND MEMPHIS, TENN. — Apple Hospitality REIT, a lodging investment firm based in Richmond, Va., has acquired two Hilton-branded hotels in downtown Atlanta and downtown Memphis for a combined $63 million. The Atlanta asset is the 119-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta-Downtown, located at 161 Ted Turner Drive N.W. The hotel is situated within walking distance to Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center, the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium and the Mercedes-Benz..
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. — Ready Capital Structured Finance has provided a $5.5 million loan for the refinancing of a 32,000-square-foot hotel and condominium property in Miami Beach. Ready Capital provided the two-year, non-recourse, floating-rate loan on behalf of the undisclosed borrower. The loan features one extension option and flexible prepayment. Of the 80 units, 13 are hotel properties and the remaining are condominiums. In addition, the property features 6,800 square feet of retail space..
SARALAND, ALA. — Mobile-based general contractor White-Spunner Construction is underway on a new 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Saraland, roughly 12 miles north of Mobile. The $15 million hotel will replace a previous Hampton Inn that closed in 2017, and will be one of the first to feature the newest Hampton design for the brand. In addition, the hotel will feature 900 square feet of meeting space, an outdoor pool, fitness center, sundry shop and a business center. The hotel is..
WICHITA, KAN. — TGC Development Group has completed a $1.9 million interior renovation of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Wichita East. The 82-room, extended-stay hotel is located at 9444 E. 29th St. Renovations include fully updated guest rooms and new furniture, flooring and décor in the lobby. The hotel is designed for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, including fully equipped kitchens and separate working areas. Wichita-based SBA Construction was the general..
LOS ANGELES — Huntington Hotel Group has received $35 million in construction financing to build a dual-branded hotel in the Los Angeles submarket of Agoura Hills. The project will include the 129-room Courtyard Marriott and the 96-room TownePlace Suites. The asset will be developed on a vacant 5.5-acre site located at 29505 and 29515 Agoura Road. HFF placed the 60-month loan with Umpqua Bank.
AUGUSTA, GA. — PMZ Realty Capital LLC has arranged a $17.5 million loan for the refinancing of the Residence Inn by Marriott Augusta located at 1116 Marks Church Road in Augusta. Other terms of the deal and the borrower were not disclosed. The 124-room hotel is located roughly five miles south of Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters golf tournament. The hotel features a 483-square-foot meeting room, complimentary breakfast, fitness center and an indoor pool.
CHICAGO — Mesa West Capital has provided a $48 million loan for the refinancing of the newly renovated Talbott Hotel in Chicago. The borrower, Sterling Bay, acquired the 16-story hotel in the fall of 2015. Sterling Bay completed a renovation of the lobby, common areas and guest rooms and added a restaurant, fitness center and 29 new rooms to rebrand the property into a 178-room boutique hotel. The hotel reopened in May 2017. The non-recourse loan will allow Sterling Bay to stabilize the hotel..
MIAMI SPRINGS, FLA. — Aztec Group Inc. has arranged a $15.2 million construction loan for the development of a new Comfort Inn & Suites hotel located at 665 Mokena Drive in Miami Springs. Aztec Group arranged the loan through TotalBank on behalf of the developer, 665 Mokena Partners LLC, an entity led by Steven Marin and Michael Pfeffer. The eight-story hotel will include 120 guestrooms and will feature complimentary breakfast, a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and deck, business..