Electra America Hospitality Group Acquires Hotel from George Washington University in D.C., Plans $30M Renovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Electra America Hospitality Group, a joint venture between investment firm Electra America and extended stay hotelier AKA, has purchased One Washington Circle, a 152-room hotel in Washington, D.C. George Washington University (GWU) sold the hotel to the buyer for an undisclosed price. Savills USA represented GWU in the transaction. The new ownership plans to undertake a $30 million renovation to the asset and reopen in June 2023 as an AKA-branded development that …

Hunter Brokers Sale of Dual-Branded Hotel in Downtown Columbia, South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hunter Hotel Advisors has brokered the sale of a dual-branded hotel in downtown Columbia. An unnamed, institutional buyer purchased the asset from CN Hotels for an undisclosed price. Built in 2019 near the University of South Carolina and the South Carolina State House, the 223-room hotel is dually branded to Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites and features an indoor pool, fitness center and an onsite restaurant. Mayank Patel of Hunter’s Atlanta office represented the seller …

Berkadia Negotiates $21M Sale of Normandy Hotel in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Berkadia has negotiated the $21 million sale of The Normandy Hotel, a boutique hotel located at 2118 Wyoming Ave. NW in Washington, D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood. The hotel features 75 guest rooms and 900 square feet of meeting space, as well as immediate access to several upscale restaurants, stores and museums. Dan Hawkins and Kyle Stevenson of Berkadia represented the seller, California-based Blu Hotel Investors, in the transaction. The buyer was an entity doing …

North Carolina Real Estate Investor Buys Tropical Winds Oceanfront Hotel in Daytona Beach for $14M

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — A North Carolina-based real estate investor has purchased Tropical Winds Oceanfront Hotel at 1398 N. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach. A New York-based family sold the asset for $14 million.Constructed in 1988, Tropical Winds Oceanfront Hotel features 94 guest rooms, direct beach access, oceanfront balconies, outdoor and indoor heated swimming pools, outdoor sundeck and poolside café.Leo Reilly and Robert Hunter of Marcus & Millichap’s Fort Lauderdale-based …

Mahesh Enterprises Purchases Land Site in Astoria, Oregon for Hotel Development

ASTORIA, ORE. — Mahesh Enterprises has acquired a 1.3-acre, 57,064-square-foot land parcel located at 176 W. Marine Drive in Astoria. An undisclosed seller sold the site for $1.2 million.The buyer plans to develop a boutique hotel on the parcel, which is on the Columbia River and the Riverwalk that connects to the Port of Astoria.Charles Conrow of Portland-based Norris & Stevens represented the buyer, while Mark Carnese of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller in the

Hodges Ward Elliott Arranges Sale of 112-Room Hampton Inn Hotel in Athens, Georgia

ATHENS, GA. — Hodges Ward Elliott (HWE) has arranged the sale of Hampton Inn Athens, a 112-room hotel located at 2220 W. Broad St. in Athens. Built in 1995, Hampton Inn Athens is situated about three miles west of the University of Georgia, downtown Athens and the Classic Center, the city’s premier convention center. The hotel features digital keys, pet-friendly rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, business center and complimentary breakfast. Clint Hodges, B.J. Patel and Michael …

Mohr Capital Buys 350-Room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Central Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Dallas-based investment firm Mohr Capital has acquired DoubleTree by Hilton Austin, a 350-room hotel located at 6505 N. Interstate 35 in the central part of the state capital. The six-story hotel includes 25,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Mohr Capital plans to invest about $11 million in capital improvements to guestrooms, elevators and common areas. John Bourret and Austin Brooks of Hodges Ward Elliott represented the undisclosed seller in the

Parkview Financial Provides $21.5M Loan for Hotel Conversion Project in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. — Los Angeles-based Parkview Financial has provided a $21.5 million loan for the acquisition and conversion of a 13-story vacant hotel located at 810 Broad St. in Newark. The borrower, a subsidiary of Winchester Equities LLC, plans to transform the property, which was originally constructed in 1912 as the headquarters of First National State Bank, into a multifamily complex. Upon completion, which is slated for late 2022, the property will house 106 apartments in studio and …

Chatham Lodging Trust Sells Two Marriott-Branded Hotels Totaling 220 Rooms in Houston

HOUSTON — South Florida-based hospitality REIT Chatham Lodging Trust has sold two Marriott-branded hotels totaling 220 rooms in Houston’s West University submarket. The properties, which include a 100-room Courtyard by Marriott and a 120-room Residence Inn by Marriott, were sold in conjunction with a 137-room Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Dallas and a 180-room Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington, Mass. The collective sales price was $80 million. The buyer(s) was not

Matthews Southwest Begins Final Phase of $1.3B Convention Center and Hotel Expansion Project in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — Matthews Southwest has begun the final phase of the expansion and redevelopment of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, which includes the 29-story, 800-room Omni Fort Lauderdale hotel. The total cost of the project is about $1.3 billion and is expected to deliver in late 2025. Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects designed the hotel, Fentress Architects designed the convention center expansion and Balfour Beatty is handling construction. The project …

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