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Thursday, 21 July 2005

Sunstone Pays $72Mln for Newport Beach, Calif., Hotel

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Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. has completed the $72 million purchase of the Sutton Place Hotel, a 444-room property in Newport Beach, Calif.

Sunstone, a San Clemente, Calif., hotel REIT, purchased the property from Tarsadia Hotels, a Newport Beach hotel company.

It said it would put the 20-year-old property through a $22 million renovation and would rename it the Fairmont Newport Beach when the renovation is done, which should take place early next year.

The company has hired Fairmont Hotels and Resorts as manager under an agreement for an initial 10 years that can be extended for another 20 years. It would pay Fairmont a base management fee of 3 percent of total revenue plus an incentive fee. That incentive could amount to as much as 25 percent of any increase in cash flow, but not more than 4 percent of the property's total revenue for any year.

For the three months ended in March, the property generated $891,000 in net operating income, according to a regulatory filing.

The Sutton Place hotel sits on land that is leased from a group including Lee Sammis Associates of Costa Mesa, Calif.

When the property opened in 1985, it was part of LeMeridien Hotel Group. It was sold in 1994 to Sutton Place Grande Hotels, which was led by Stanley Ho of Hong Kong. The group sold it to Tarsadia last year.

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  • Syndicate to Realpoint: No
  • Cities: Los Angeles
  • States: California
  • Sector: Hotel & Resort
  • Subject: Property Acquisitions (ACQ)
  • Company: Taconic Investment Partners
  • Valuation: Between $50 million and $100 million
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Goldman Sachs 17.59 11,819.34 13.68
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