HREC Brokers Sale of Three-Property Hampton Inn Portfolio in Iowa, Wisconsin

IOWA AND WISCONSIN — HREC Investment Advisors has brokered the sale of a three-property Hampton Inn portfolio in Iowa and Wisconsin. The portfolio included a 135-room hotel in West Des Moines, a 122-room hotel in Appleton and a 119-room hotel in Brookfield. Denver-based Walker Reynolds acquired the select-service portfolio. HREC represented the seller, affiliates of The Raymond Group and North Central Group, both headquartered in Madison,

Midas Hospitality Opens Second Hotel in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

BROOKLYN PARK, MINN. — Midas Hospitality has opened a 107-room Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in Brooklyn Park, its second hotel within the city. The nearly 58,000-square-foot hotel is part of a $28 million development. The property includes suites with fully equipped kitchens designed for extended-stay use. Amenities include an indoor pool, meeting room, fitness area and patio. MC Hotel Construction served as the general

Madison Realty Capital Provides $30.5M Refinancing for GEM Hotel in Chelsea

NEW YORK CITY — Madison Realty Capital has provided a $30.5 million loan to refinance the GEM Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Located at 300 W. 22nd St., the five-story building was originally constructed in 1912 as a residential property and converted to a hotel in 2007. Aaron Appel of JLL arranged the financing on behalf of the borrower, Icon Realty Management, which plans to reposition the hotel with an expanded marketing strategy and updated

HFF Arranges $31M Refinancing of Hotel in Atlanta’s Cumberland/Galleria District

ATLANTA — HFF has arranged a $31 million refinancing loan for Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta, a 278-room hotel in Atlanta’s Cumberland/Galleria submarket. Danny Kaufman, Jeff Bucaro Nicole Aguiar and Matt Casey of HFF represented the borrower, Olshan Properties, in the loan transaction. Loan proceeds will be used to retire the existing loan, repatriate sponsor equity and cover closing costs and financing fees. Olshan Properties acquired the asset in August 2013 and has since invested more …

Akara Partners Completes Home2 Suites Hotel in Chicago

CHICAGO — Akara Partners has completed the Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North. The 17-story extended-stay hotel is located at 110 W. Huron St. The 206-suite property features complimentary Wi-Fi, sleeper sofas, full kitchens and dishwashers. On-site amenities include a business center, snack bar, outdoor fire pit and combined fitness and laundry facility. The development also includes 5,000 square feet of retail space on two levels. David Goldberg of GoldStreet Partners is marketing …

Linchris Acquires 225-Room Hotel Near University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, MICH. — An affiliate of Linchris Hotel Corp. has acquired the Holiday Inn Ann Abor near the University of Michigan for an undisclosed price. The 225-room, full-service hotel was developed in 1980 and renovated in 2012. The property features more than 6,800 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant, fitness center, video arcade, business center, salon, pool and tennis and basketball courts. Greg LaBine, Jeff Bucaro, Nicole Aguiar and Matthew Schoenfeldt of HFF arranged …

Glenmont Acquires Downtown Cleveland Hotel, Plans Hotel Indigo Rebrand After $7M Renovation

CLEVELAND — Glenmont Capital Management LLC has acquired the Radisson Hotel Cleveland-Gateway for an undisclosed price. The 143-room hotel features a business center, fitness center, 3,500 square feet of meeting space and the Gateway Bar and Grill. The property will undergo a $7 million renovation, including guest rooms, meeting space and public areas. Upon completion, the hotel will be rebranded as a Hotel Indigo, an upscale boutique hotel within the Intercontinental Hotel Group system. …

HREC Negotiates Sale of Best Western Hotel Portfolio in New Jersey

MORRISTOWN, WESTFIELD AND MURRAY HILL, N.J. — HREC has negotiated the sale of a three-property hotel portfolio in New Jersey. The sales price was undisclosed. The properties include the 60-room Best Western Plus Morristown, the 40-room Best Western Westfield, and the 76-room Best Western Plus Murray Hill. Mike Cahill and Ketan Patel of HREC represented the seller, Boyle Hotels, in the transaction. The buyer was

Airbnb Agrees to Acquire HotelTonight in Effort to Expand Booking Options

SAN FRANCISCO — Airbnb has signed an agreement to acquire HotelTonight, a hotel-booking service focused on making last-minute trips for boutique and independent hotels. The deal will expand Airbnb’s ability to offer hotel listings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but The Wall Street Journal reports that HotelTonight was last valued at $463 million in March 2017. Airbnb expects the transaction to close in approximately 30 days. San Francisco-based Airbnb, an online lodging …

PCCP Provides $53.5M Recapitalization Loan for Hotel in Tampa

TAMPA, FLA. — PCCP LLC has provided a $53.5 million senior loan for the recapitalization of The Westshore Grand, a 325-room hotel in Tampa’s Westshore Business district. The borrower, a joint venture between Crescent Real Estate and affiliates of the Arden Group, has been conducting capital improvements to the hotel since 2015 and will use the loan to pay off existing debt. Built in 1984, The Westshore Grand is located at 4860 W. Kennedy Blvd. and is part of the Urban Centre mixed-use …