Hotels in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) become particularly attractive for investors these days, so the expected volume of transactions sets up a new record. The results for the first half of the year are very promising - +85% up compared to the same period of 2014. Hotels in the UK are on top of the cake the volume of transactions with British hotels is up 172%. Chinese investors are one of the reasons for such growth. Their transactions reached $1.9bn during first 6 months of 2015.
Experts already call 2015 a bumper year for hotels in EMEA. Hotels in the UK are the main driving force of such growth. Almost 50% of all hotels deals concern hotels located in the UK, so there’s no wonder why half-year transaction volumes for the region are 172% up. Germany hotels are second most attractive for investors in the region, so the uplift of hotel deals in Germany estimates 60% for first half of 2015. In this region there were such big deals as the sale of 18 Accor hotels in Germany for 150 million euro, as well as individual deals like Marriott hotel in Munich sale.
Private investment funds also consider EMEA an attractive region. European hotels remain the main target for private equity from North America. The total volume of UK hotels transactions of North American equity estimated over 1.1 billion euro during H1 2015. That is as much as 57% of all regional deals in the UK. Lonestar Funds was the leader in the field of transactions with hotels in London. This investor spent over 1.7 billion euro on approximately 13,000 hotel rooms in the capital of the UK.