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Ashford Hospitality Trust Acquires Minneapolis Hotels

Ashford Hospitality Trust Acquires Minneapolis Hotels

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire two Minneapolis hotels, the 229-room W Minneapolis Hotel—The Foshay, and the 60-room Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis hotel, for total consideration of $101 million in cash. As ...

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How Tax Extensions and Regulations Will Impact Hotels

How Tax Extensions and Regulations Will Impact Hotels

There’s no easy way to say it—the lodging industry will likely face tax challenges in the next 12 months. The past year was fraught with congressional bickering, partisanship, gridlock, and, consequently, no passage of any major tax legislation. There was ...

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Total U.S. Hotel Investment Tops $30 Billion

Total U.S. Hotel Investment Tops $30 Billion

In 2014, total investment in the U.S. lodging industry was an estimated $30.8 billion, reports Lodging Econometrics. Of the 1,292 hotels that were transacted, 935 reported a selling price into the public domain. The average selling price per room for ...

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8 Habits of Effective Hotel Investors

8 Habits of Effective Hotel Investors

As investment strategies go, food trucks and graffiti are about as outside the box as you can get, yet these are both part of Jon Bortz’s immediate plans. Innovative property upgrades are integral to his approach in generating outsized returns ...

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New Bank Regulations Could Dampen Hotel Lending

New Bank Regulations Could Dampen Hotel Lending

On Jan. 1, U.S. banks are required to adopt new underwriting criteria based on Basel-3 guidelines, which will sharply increase the capital banks must hold in reserve against “acquisition, development, or construction” loans above 80 percent loan-to-value (LTV) and where ...

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