INVESTMENT GROUP BUYS 47-STORY HOTEL IN NYC FOR $660M
NEW YORK CITY — An investment consortium led by The Witkoff Group and majority backer Jynwel Capital and its investors has closed on the acquisition of the 47-story Helmsley Park Lane Hotel at 36 Central Park South for $660 million. Other consortium partners include New Valley LLC, Highgate Holdings and Macklowe Properties. The investment group plans to make upgrades to improve operations at the 605-key, 446,000-square-foot luxury hotel and rebrand it as the Park Lane New York. Wells Fargo and Criterion Real Estate Capital provided financing for the acquisition. Going forward, Highgate Hotels will manage the property. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust was the seller.