Q2 HOTEL TRANSACTIONS UPDATE

Hotel transaction market continues to chug along at a good pace.

Market M&A Trends for Q2

  • Q2 US hotel transaction volume neared $4BN, lower than the ~$5BN seen in 1Q but enough to surpass all of 2010’s total volume.
    • Q2 US Upper Upscale Hotel Volume declined 30% QoQ but the number of transactions doubled and Average Price per Key grew 12% QoQ in Q2.
  • No surprise, REITs continued to dominate the M&A market in Q2; however, we did see a handful of transactions by Hyatt and Starwood.
  • There were more portfolio deals relative to Q1.
  • Hotel delinquencies have stabilized. The latest data from Fitch showed Q2, as of May, hotel delinquencies hit 13.9%, a little better than Q1’s 14.3%.
    • CMBS loans are seeing 60-70% LTV with 5-year terms of between 5.5% and 6.5%.
    • Rates on three- to five-year, fixed-rate deals, with 50% to 65% LTV, are in the 5% range. 
    • Lenders were more likely to fund longer-term (10-year) deals.

Luxury Segment

  • Average Price per Key
    • Q2 2011 Global average: $546,628
      • US average: $611,871 (5 transactions)
    • Q1 2011 Global average: $279,697
      • US average:  $289,733 (4 transactions)

Upper Upscale Segment

  • Average Price per Key
    • Q2 2011 Global average:  $320,937
      • US average: $327,187 (13 transactions)
    • Q1 2011 Global average: $257,295
      • US average: $291,945 (7 transactions)
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