Flynn Properties Inc., owner of commercial real estate, luxury resorts and select service hotel properties in America and abroad, in a joint venture with Värde Partners, a global alternative investment firm, has acquired 20 select service hotels – 11 Marriott– and nine Hilton-branded locations – in a $211 million deal with Apple Hospitality REIT (NYSE: APLE), a publicly traded real estate investment trust.
“We are excited to announce the addition of these Marriott- and Hilton-branded hotels to our portfolio of properties,” said Greg Flynn, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Flynn Properties. “This acquisition is part of a broader business strategy by Flynn Properties to increase its select service hotel footprint, which proved to be one of the best performing sectors in the industry. We are also excited by the caliber of properties included in this deal, as both Marriott and Hilton are global hospitality icons known for hosting some of the world’s most loyal travelers for business and leisure while offering exceedingly robust guest loyalty programs, which we believe will be a key source of guest revenue and retention.”
“Värde is pleased to partner with an experienced sponsor in Flynn Properties to acquire a portfolio of well-positioned hospitality properties in attractive locations with compelling market supply/demand dynamics,” said Francisco Milone, head of real estate special situations at Värde Partners. “These properties have fared well through the pandemic, demonstrating the healthy demand for select service hotels and the strength of their brands. The hotel sector has experienced an unprecedented shock, with extreme levels of cash-flow disruption driving a significant demand for capital. As the sector begins to recover from the pandemic, we believe there will be opportunities to invest selectively in high quality assets that are well positioned to capitalize on the return of business and leisure travel.”