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Old Apr 3, 19, 1:56 pm
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identifying owners of luxury hotels

abu dhabi - FS, rosewood, PH, RC ; Lanesborough, edition LON/MIA/NYC, 50% viceroy brand

brunei - dorchester hotels (management contract for london condos)

dubai - al maha, PH ; O&O wolgan, O&O brand, 73% MO NY, 50% singita kruger

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rome - st regis, westin, RF/IC
florence - FS, st regis
venice - gritti
milan - excelsior
paris - peninsula, raffles monceau, IC le grand
london - fairmont savoy, connaught, claridges, berkeley, IC
singapore - raffles
san francisco - st regis
new york - fairmont plaza
other IC - amsterdam, madrid, cannes
doha - RC, RC sharq
thailand - chiva som

libya - ~33%? corinthia brand and a number of corinthia hotels

morocco - royal mansour, la mamounia (plan to sell 51% stake in latter)

alwaleed - 94%? FS paris, 78%? FS marrakech, 47.5% FS brand, fairmont savoy london

beijing tourism group (government) - aman beijing, raffles beijing, BT sanya, stake in ahn luh brand, stake in chedi china brand

anbang ('seized' by china?) - many luxury hotels under Strategic Hotels & Resorts, waldorf NY

one past thread i recall >
Famous Luxury Hotel Owners
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Old Apr 3, 19, 2:04 pm
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Thank you, Kagehitokiri. Hoping some helpful soul here could render this useful info more accessible.

Or, after more additions work into an alphabetized-by-hotel table format.. Regret to say I lack the tech skill to do so.
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On a semi related note, I'm interested in hotels that are owned by the management companies themselves because these obviously have less owner/management conflicts (i.e. owners generally aren't permitted to get involved in management, per their contractual agreements, but many can't help themselves). I know of one semi-luxury hotel in Shanghai, where the owner placed an 8-person team on site to "help" management. While this team did manage to boost the hotel's TA rating quite a bit, I felt that their initiatives conflicted with management's in a detrimental manner.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 2:39 pm
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all owned - como, dorchester, firmdale
SL - paris, tokyo, london, 50% bosphorus

oetker - Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Château Saint Martin, Bristol, Brenners (+ 5 managed)

peninsula >
100% - hong kong / new york / chicago / tokyo / london 2021
~75% - manila / beijing / yangon 2021
50% - shanghai 2009 / bangkok / istanbul 2020
20% - paris 2014 / beverly hills 1991
(aug 2017 their bangkok partner exercised option to buy 25%)

MO >
subsidiary - HK, tokyo, jakarta, london, geneva, munich, paris, boston, DC
joint venture - singapore, bangkok, kuala lumpur, madrid, NY, miami
(macau owned by parent of MO)

RC - 2 leased outside US
302 room opened 2004 = berlin
250 rooms opened Q2 2007 = ?

st regis - new york

PH - new york, chicago, paris, zurich
joint venture - PH milan, 50% PH hamburg

waldorf - amsterdam, berlin
hilton's park hotels spinoff - 3 waldorf in florida

rosewood owns a bunch including upcoming

aman owns some. owner of aman owns NY with partner. jena is 50% owned by aman. aman has/had minority stake in pulo. aman has/had 50% stake in dari which is leasehold.

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On a semi related note, I'm interested in hotels that are owned by the management companies themselves because these obviously have less owner/management conflicts (i.e. owners generally aren't permitted to get involved in management, per their contractual agreements, but many can't help themselves). I know of one semi-luxury hotel in Shanghai, where the owner placed an 8-person team on site to "help" management. While this team did manage to boost the hotel's TA rating quite a bit, I felt that their initiatives conflicted with management's in a detrimental manner.
All the Sonevas are owned by Soneva if I'm not mistaken?

Amanfayun should be Government owned as well I would assume.
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There are some family owned hotels in Germany like Europäischer Hof Heidelberg or Traube Tonbach Baiersbronn.
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Bayerischer Hof in Munich is also family owned (Volkhardt family since 1897).
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The St. Regis in Washington, DC is owned by the Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company who also owns one of the Four Seasons properties in Cario (First Residence), St. Regis Bal Harbour, the W Miami, as well as some other properties I'm not familiar with. The majority of their portfolio is in the Middle East. The company is, in turn, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani's holding company.
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soneva sold equity in brand, unclear re jani

trump mostly doesnt own, owns DC for example
someone mentioned alwaleed, he's down to 2 FS

many governments own luxury hotels, i'm just not aware

posts note some in switzerland are (family?) foundations

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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
abu dhabi - FS, rosewood, PH, RC ; Lanesborough, edition LON/MIA/NYC, 50% viceroy brand

brunei - dorchester hotels (management contract for london condos)

dubai - al maha, PH ; O&O wolgan, O&O brand, 73% MO NY, 50% singita kruger

qatar >
rome - st regis, westin, RF/IC
florence - FS, st regis
venice - gritti
milan - excelsior
paris - peninsula, raffles monceau, IC le grand
london - fairmont savoy, connaught, claridges, berkeley, IC
singapore - raffles
san francisco - st regis
new york - fairmont plaza
other IC - amsterdam, madrid, cannes
doha - RC, RC sharq
thailand - chiva som

libya - ~33%? corinthia brand and a number of corinthia hotels

morocco - royal mansour, la mamounia (plan to sell 51% stake in latter)

alwaleed - 94%? FS paris, 78%? FS marrakech, 47.5% FS brand

beijing tourism group (government) - aman beijing, raffles beijing, BT sanya, stake in ahn luh brand, stake in chedi china brand

anbang ('seized' by china?) - many luxury hotels under Strategic Hotels & Resorts, waldorf NY

one past thread i recall >
Famous Luxury Hotel Owners
I thought Al Waleed owned the Savoy in London
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correct, good point, i might be forgetting other non FS
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IIRC the Plaza (NYC) was sold to someone in Saudi Arabia more than a decade ago. I'm not sure whether some units were converted to condominium apartments at the same time.

I'm not sure which came first, but the hotel was apparently having a tough time post 9/11 and decided to sell rooms very cheaply to tour groups, and in particular for very cheap trips. It changed the atmosphere as, for example, many of these tour group rooms were occupied by three or four adults.
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While staying at the Park Hyatt in Ningbo, we had a tour by one of the managers, and she mentioned that the hotel was owned by the provincial government, and that after President Xi's corruption crackdown, local/provincial party leaders were banned from staying at the PH, and must now stay across the lake at a gov. owned lodge. She also implied that far more suites were available after this new policy
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Plenty of luxury lodges in New Zealand privately owned - met the owner of Blanket Bay a few weeks ago. Was once the CEO of Levi Strauss.
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