(02 Aug 2021)
The winners of the Americas Lodging Investment Summit
(ALIS) awards for the most influential hotel industry deals in
2020 were announced last week.
The JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
in Savannah, GA was named Development of the Year (Full Service)
2020 (includes branded and unbranded – luxury and upper upscale
chain scales, and casinos). Finalists in this category also
included the Montage Healdsburg in Healdsburg, CA and the One&Only
Mandarina in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
Hyatt House & Hyatt Place in Chicago, IL was named
Development of the Year (Select/Limited Service) 2020 (includes
branded and unbranded – upscale, upper midscale, midscale, and
economy chain scales). Finalists in this category also included
the AC Hotel Little Rock Downtown in Little Rock, AR and the AC
Hotel Fort Worth Downtown in Fort Worth, TX.
The L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly
Hills, CA was named Single Asset Transaction of the Year (Over
US$25M) 2020. Finalists in this category also included the Newport
Beach Marriott in Newport Beach, CA and the Sheraton Downtown
Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ.
The Killington Mountain Lodge in Killington, VT
was named Single Asset Transaction of the Year (US$25M & Under)
2020. The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Macon Mercer University in
Macon, GA was the other finalist in this category.
Arbor Lodging Partners’ acquisition of 12-Hotel
Portfolio was named Merger & Acquisition of the Year 2020.
Finalists in this category also included Oxford Capital Group,
LLC’s acquisition of Five Properties from Greystone Hotels and
Three Wall Capital’s acquisition of Eight TownePlace Suites from
Services Properties Trust.
Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Global CEO, Hotels &
Hospitality at JLL was named Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of
the Year 2020. Finalists in this category also included Alan
Tantleff, Senior Managing Director, at FTI Consulting and Robert
J. Webster, Vice Chairman & President, at CBRE Hotels
Institutional Group, CBRE.
JP Ford chaired the ALIS Development of the Year
committee, John R. Karver chaired the Single Asset Transaction of
the Year committee, Michael Murphy chaired the ALIS Merger &
Acquisition of the Year committee and Thomas J. Corcoran chaired
the ALIS Jack A. Shaffer Financial Advisor of the Year committee.
This year’s ALIS was moved to
26-28 July 2021 in response to the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic. The 2022
conference is expected to revert to its usual January timeframe as
it is scheduled for 24-26 January 2022.
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