9 January 2018 – Eje Prime
The Spanish hotel sector is starting 2018 in the same way that it closed 2017, with negotiations for the sale of portfolios. Whilst during the final days of last year, the sector witnessed the sale of HI Partners, which was sold by Sabadell to Blackstone, and the acquisition of all of the shares in the chain Bay by Hispania, January is starting with the placement on the market of Helios Hotels, the chain owned by the Catalan Vilella family and Mehdi Hamila. The objective of the partners is to raise €110 million from the different assets that the company owns in the Balearic Islands, Cataluña, the Community of Valencia and Andalucía.
With 1,000 rooms in total, the Helios portfolio contains four hotels and an aparthotel, although the company is yet to receive an offer that meets its expectations, according to Crónica Global. The hotel chain’s assets comprise: Helios Lloret (Girona), Helios Mallorca, Helios Costa Tropical (Almuñécar, Granada), Helios Benidorm (Alicante) and Apartamentos Helios Mallorca.
The Vilella family is renowned in the hotel sector on the Costa Brava, where, through the family company Turiexpert, it owns the Hotel San Carlos in Roses.
Original story: Eje Prime
Translation: Carmel Drake