CDL to acquire Sofitel Brisbane Central for $159.2 mil

City Developments Limited (CDL) has recently gotten Sofitel Brisbane Central for A$ 177.7 million ($159.2 million) or A$ 427,000 per key. This will certainly be CDL’s 3rd hotel in Australia.

The acquisition is stated to align with CDL’s diversification strategy with Australia being among its key markets. The group even has numerous development projects, consisting of Fitzroy and The Marker in Melbourne, and Brickworks Park plus Treetops at Kenmore in Brisbane.

Softel Brisbane Central lies in the middle of the city’s central business district (CBD) and enjoys straight accessibility to Brisbane’s Central Station. The resort’s place likewise delivers connectivity to the city’s business and also retail places, the Brisbane Flight Terminal, Brisbane Recreation Centre, Gold Coast and the remainder of Queensland.

From the resort, visitors will be ready enjoy sights of Brisbane’s iconic ANZAC Square, the city’s sky line and even the Sunshine Coast, which is approximately a hr and a half’s drive away.

“The proposed purchase notes the group’s entrance right into Brisbane’s accommodation sector. Brisbane is amongst the key hospitality markets in Australia that have actually enjoyed the best revenue per average room (RevPAR) recovery in 2022, significantly going beyond pre-pandemic status,” claims CDL’s exec chairman Kwek Leng Beng.

“Brisbane’s pipeline of more than A$ 20 billion in infrastructure plans will certainly even more enhance the city’s setting as a first-rate sporting, holidays and business events place. With Brisbane being actually the host city for the 2032 Olympic including Paralympic Games and also the Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2027 including 2029, the acquisition offers an attractive chance for the team to expand our visibility in Australia plus boost our returning income stream. The group continues to be concentrated on optimizing our accommodation portfolio,” he adds.

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A few of Brisbane’s major attractions like Eagle Street Pier along with Queen Street Mall are likewise within walking distance.

The transaction was ensured by the group’s wholly-owned hotel branch Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited (M&C) as well as in 50:50 joint venture (JV) with its New Zealand-listed subsidiary Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand Limited on March 22 when it participated in an acquisition sale agreement (PSA) and firm asset sale deal with Brookfield Asset Management.

The first-class high-end Sofitel Brisbane Central offers 416 bedrooms and even suites and is Brisbane’s most extensive single-branded resort by room list. The 30-storey hotel is estate to the city’s largest resort function and meeting amenities with nine session and conference rooms in which can fit as much as 1,100 individuals.


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