Invesco Real Estate has added three hotels to its European Hotel programme in 2022 year-to-date. The acquisitions underscore the compelling fundamentals driving the post-Covid recovery in the sector designed to provide a strong return profile for investors.
The three new additions are Holiday Inn Express The Hague, Hotel Occidental 1929 Barcelona and Vinnci Selección Malaga. Each asset represents the very best of its class, with strong ESG profiles, and brings further diversification to Invesco’s European hotel portfolio across market segment, tenant profile and location. In total, the three acquisitions are valued at approximately €100m.
The acquisitions in Spain represent an opportunity to acquire prime city-centre assets in two of Spain’s most dynamic markets. Invesco believes that restrictions on new supply in Barcelona should lead to a faster market recovery compared to other locations. In Malaga, demand has outgrown supply consistently since 2014 and the city led Spain’s tourism recovery in 2021. Holiday Inn Express The Hague is a 123-room, upper-midscale hotel with a strong international brand, leased for a further 44 years to Westmont Hospitality, a long-term partner for Invesco.
Invesco’s European hotel programme, which outperformed its peers in 2021, was named Global Sector Leader by GRESB for 2021, illustrating its very strong sustainability commitments and its role in Invesco’s global ESG programme.
David Kellett, Managing Director – Hotel Transactions at Invesco said: “We have seen a strong, post-Covid recovery in European travel and expect this momentum to improve further as we look across 2022 and beyond when we expect to see further compelling acquisition opportunities.”
Chris Brassington, Senior Director – Fund Management at Invesco concludes: “These latest additions in the Netherlands and Spain represent the very best of the European hotels market and we fully expect to make additional investments with the aim of creating further value. Our intent is to create investments that have potential to deliver long-term compound growth above the market to benefit our investors."