Christie & Co has completed on the sale of the Beaver Hotel, situated in Earl’s Court, South West London, to a Malaysian-based investor with experience in the hospitality sector.
The hotel had been owned and operated by the Lis family for two generations, spanning over 60 years. The sale has now enabled Mr & Mrs Lis to embark on retirement and ensure the hotel’s legacy is preserved through the future interests of the new owners.
The purchaser, who already has existing hotel assets within the UK, now intends to invest additional capital into the hotel, including a full refurbishment, with the aim to substantially enhance its quality and guest experience.
Andrew Evangelou, Director and Justin Davies, Senior Broker at Christie & Co oversaw the transaction and commented, “During the disposal process of the Beaver Hotel, we undertook in excess of 15 individual viewings and received bids from five interested parties. Bids were submitted on a cash and debt funded basis from both domestic and overseas hotel operators.
“The successful sale of the Beaver Hotel reinforces how London remains to be an attractive market for both domestic and foreign investment. Furthermore, the sale demonstrates that when an opportunity to acquire a sizable London freehold hotel presents itself, we receive substantial interest from a range of prospective purchasers.”