MEXICO CITY, Aug. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, S.A.B. Of C.V. (BMV: HOTEL) (“HOTEL” or “the Company”), one of the leading companies in the hotel industry in Mexico, announces the signing of a contract to acquire 50% of the Cleviá Grand Leon hotel. The 5-star hotel which is in its final stages of completion is located in Leon, Guanajuato and has 140 rooms. Currently brand alternatives for the property are being evaluated.
The value of the asset is Ps. 383 Million. Out of the total investment, Ps. 127 million are debt and HOTEL contributed Ps.128 million which represent 50% of the equity and will consolidate the hotel in its financial statements. The other 50% equity stake will remain with the group of private Mexican investors who previously owned the hotel.
The property is in “Puerta Bajío”, a premium location in a mixed-use real estate development including a shopping mall, residential apartments and office space. It is in the north of the city in the “zona dorada” one of the fastest growing areas in the city.
This acquisition is aligned with our diversification strategy which contemplates growth in the urban hotel segment with local partners. Including this transaction, the Company’s portfolio will reach 26 hotels and 6,490 rooms in 17 cities in Mexico, including hotels currently in construction or expansion. The Company will continue seeking and analyzing investment opportunities in hotels and properties as well as third-party hotel management contracts in the ordinary course of business.
Hotel is a leading company in the Mexican hotel industry, focused on acquisitions, use conversions, development and operation of its own hotels as well as third party-owned hotels. The Company focuses on strategic hotel location and quality, a unique hotel management model, strict expense control and the proprietary Krystal® brand as well as other international brands. As of year-end 2017, the Company employed over 3,200 people and generated revenues of Ps. 1,581 million. For more information, please visit
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