Blackstone Said to Sell Hotels to Chinese Anbang for $6.5 Billion

Blackstone Group LP agreed to sell Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. to China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co. for about $6.5 billion, just three months after it purchased the U.S. luxury-resort company, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The price is about $450 million more than Blackstone paid for Strategic in December. The New York-based private equity firm had been planning to sell individual properties in the portfolio before Anbang made a pre-emptive offer for the entire company, said the people, who asked not to be named because the transaction is private.

Christine Anderson, a spokeswoman for Blackstone, declined to comment, as did Philip Yee, a managing director at Anbang’s North American unit.

The transaction marks a deeper push into U.S. hotels for Beijing-based Anbang, which last year purchased New York’s landmark Waldorf Astoria. It would rank as the largest U.S. real estate purchase by a buyer from mainland China, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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当地时间3月12日周六,多家外媒透露中国安邦保险公司同意以65亿美元的价格从美国私募基金巨头黑石(Blackstone)手中收购酒店集团Strategic Hotels & Resorts。

2015年12月11日,Strategic Hotels & Resorts公司被黑石集团以60亿美元收购。此次安邦加价近五亿美元从黑石那里接手Strategic,而这距离上一轮交易仅仅过了三个月。不过,消 息人士并未透露65亿美元作价当中是否包括任何债务。

  美联社指出,黑石去年12月购入“战略酒店及度假村”时作价60亿元,扣除债务后的实际交易价格则是39.3亿元。彭博社报道称,消息人士指出,黑石原拟分拆“战略酒店及度假村”资产出售,但后来接获安邦提出全面收购。

  Strategic Hotels & Resorts是一家专门持有豪华酒店的房地产信托公司。该公司在美国主要城市拥有16处地标性酒店,合共7532个酒店房间。其中包括位于华盛顿宾夕法 尼亚大道上的华盛顿四季酒店、旧金山联合广场上的威斯汀圣法兰西斯酒店,和以海滩为伴的加利福尼亚州橙县丽思卡尔顿尼古湖酒店。

  根据该公司私有化前财报的介绍,公司主要收入来源为高端餐厅,酒吧和疗养中心。根据第三方调研公司的数据,截至去年六月,该公司旗下豪华酒店的入住率达到70.9%。

  彭博社认为,一旦落实,这笔交易将成为中国大陆卖家在美国作出的最高额房地产收购,也标志着安邦进一步深入美国酒店市场。

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