IHG sells InterContinental Paris – Le Grand for €330 million

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) has received a binding offer from Constellation Hotels Holding Limited to acquire InterContinental Paris – Le Grand.

InterContinental-ParisThe proposed purchase price is €330 million ($442 million), payable in cash at completion. Constellation has made a further commitment to invest over time an estimated €60 million in future hotel renovations.

The terms of the offer are such that IHG would retain a 30 year management contract on the Hotel, with three 10 year extension rights at IHG’s discretion, giving an expected contract length of 60 years. Management fees are expected to be approximately €4m ($5m) per annum.

The Hotel, which is located in the heart of Paris overlooking the Opera House, has 470 guest rooms, including 70 suites. It first opened in 1862 and has operated under the InterContinental brand since 1982. In 2013, the Hotel generated revenues of $118m and EBIT of $22m, and as at 30 June 2014, had a net book value of $342m. Cash taxes payable on the potential transaction are not expected to exceed $5m.

Following receipt of the offer, IHG has agreed to a period of exclusivity with Constellation, and, in line with applicable French legal requirements, IHG will enter into an information and consultation period with the relevant employees’ representatives.


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