UK: Property lender Leumi UK has provided a £43.7 million loan to Fattal Hotel Group to fund the acquisition and refurbishment of The Grand Brighton.
Fattal Hotel Group acquired The Grand Brighton from Wittington Investments in February this year. Fattal owns several brands including Leonardo Hotels and NYX, alongside other independent hotels like The Grand such as The Dilly in London.
Cushman and Wakefield acted as valuers while DLA Piper acted as Leumi’s legal counsel.
Liam Mullans, relationship director at Leumi UK, said: “We are pleased to have been able to provide Fattal Hotel Group with numerous successful facilities over the years, and during that time we have developed a strong relationship which has helped us to better understand their goals and work more expeditiously to support their ambitions. That relationship helped us to execute this deal in a swiftly manner, with approval post credit taking just eight weeks.”
Guy Vardi and Yaniv Amzaleg at Fattal Hotel Group added: “We were delighted to partner with Leumi UK on the acquisition of this iconic hotel. The hotel is a perfect fit with the rest of our Limited Edition Hotels in the UK which include the Midland Manchester Hotel and the Dilly Hotel in London Piccadilly.
“We have big plans for the hotel and will now start planning the extensive renovation program. The Grand Brighton hotel is the 18th hotel we acquired in the last 12 months together with our institutional investors in the Fattal European Partnership, with a transaction volume of more than €800 million.”