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Cordish, Cardinals Break Ground on $65M Loews Hotel in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — The Cordish Companies, the St. Louis Cardinals and Loews Hotels & Co. have broken ground on the new $65 million Live! by Loews hotel in St. Louis. The hotel will be located inside the second phase of Ballpark Village, a mixed-use development surrounding the Cardinals’ Busch Stadium. The eight-story hotel will feature 216 rooms, including 19 suites. An outdoor terrace will feature a bar called “Gashouse Gang,” a nickname given to the Cardinals baseball team that …

Dream Hotel Group, Cartel Properties to Develop 200-Room Hotel in Atlanta’s Buckhead District

ATLANTA — Hotel and brand management company Dream Hotel Group, in partnership with Atlanta-based Cartel Properties, has unveiled plans to develop Dream Atlanta, Buckhead. The 200-room hotel will be located near the intersection of Peachtree, Roswell and East Paces Ferry roads in Buckhead Village. In addition to guest suites, Dream Atlanta, Buckhead will feature 90 private residences, a spa and wellness concept and five dining and nightlife venues, including a 17,000-square-foot rooftop pool, …

VICI Properties Closes $507.5M Sale-Leaseback of Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace

LAS VEGAS — VICI Properties has acquired the 23-story Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace Las Vegas for $507.5 million in cash. Under the terms of an existing ground lease, the REIT will lease the 668-room hotel back to the seller, Caesars Entertainment Corp., which currently operates the property. Caesars’ annual rent payment to VICI will be $35 million. Constructed in 2012, the hotel spans 1.2 million square feet and is located on the Flamingo Avenue side of Caesars Palace Las …

Hilton Opens First Tapestry Collection Property in New York City

NEW YORK CITY — Hilton has opened its first tapestry collection property in New York City. The Bernic Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is now open in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan at 145E 47th St. The 96-room hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, heated bathroom floors and walk-in rain showers as well as a rooftop lounge, open from May through October with 180-degree, panoramic views of the city. Hilton launched the tapestry collection brand in …

HFF Arranges $250M Development Financing for Bay Area Office, Hotel Project

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — HFF has arranged the $250 million capitalization of Ameswell Mountain View, a fully entitled mixed-use project under development in Mountain View. Bruce Ganong, Michael Leggett, Ben Bullock, Thomas Foley, Austin White and Bercut Smith of HFF arranged the joint venture equity partnership with Rockwood Capital for the borrower, Broadreach Capital. Additionally, the HFF team worked on behalf of both parties to secure $140 million in construction financing with Wells …

Cambridge Landmark Purchases Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee, Plans Renovation

MILWAUKEE — Cambridge Landmark has purchased the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Milwaukee. The sales price was $37.3 million, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal. The 481-room, full-service hotel is connected to the Wisconsin Convention Center. The hotel will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation focused on upgrading the rooms, lobby, meeting space and other new amenities. The seller was not disclosed. Cambridge Landmark is a Miami-based

Marcus & Millichap Negotiates $11M Sale of Fairfield Inn & Suites in Connecticut

UNCASVILLE, CONN. —  Marcus & Millichap has negotiated the sale of the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Uncasville. The recently renovated four-story, 105-room hotel sold for $11 million. The property was recently repositioned from a Best Western to a Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot. Jonathan S. Ruprai of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, a private investor, in the transaction. The buyer was not

NorthMarq Secures $28M Construction Loan for EVEN Hotel in Charlotte’s CBD

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NorthMarq Capital has secured a $28 million construction loan for a new EVEN Hotel in Charlotte’s Central Business District. Mark Ebersold of NorthMarq arranged the financing through a local bank and a New York-based mezzanine lender on behalf of the borrower. According to local media reports, Mayfair Street Partners acquired the hotel site in 2017 with plans to develop the 176-room property. The hotel is part of Stonewall Station, a mixed-use project under development by …

TLG Investment Partners, Concord Wilshire Acquire Sheraton Grand Hotel in Phoenix for $255M

PHOENIX — TLG Investment Partners and Concord Wilshire Capital, through an affiliate of TLG Phoenix, have purchased Sheraton Grand Hotel in Phoenix. An undisclosed seller sold the property for $255 million. Marriott International is the majority capital partner with TLG and Concord Wilshire, and will manage the asset. Situated in downtown Phoenix, the hotel features 1,000 guest rooms and 114,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting

Qatar-Owned Fund Acquires New York’s Historic Plaza Hotel for $600M

NEW YORK — A hospitality fund controlled by the state of Qatar has acquired New York’s historic Plaza Hotel for $600 million, according to Reuters. Katara Hospitality bought the majority stake held by Indian business group Sahara India Pariwar, along with a 25 percent stake held by New York-based real estate investor Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. and its partner, Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sahara originally acquired the Plaza Hotel in 2012. …

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