Five Texas, Oklahoma Candlewood Suites hotels change hands

Main Photo: The Candlewood Suites, McAlester, Oklahoma

Date: December 2019

Location: Texas and Oklahoma, USA

Name: Candlewood Suites

No. of Keys: 517

Seller: KJ Properties

Buyer: KJ Properties sold five Candlewood Suites hotels in Texas and Oklahoma for $36.2 million. Allan Miller, SVP, investments in Marcus & Millichap’s Austin, Texas, office, and Chris Gomes, senior managing director, investments in the firm’s Dallas office, represented the seller and procured the buyer, a Texas-based real estate and investment firm.

“The purchase highlights the buyer’s extended-stay hotel acquisition strategy and places new ownership in position to capitalise on future demand for this type of asset in these markets,” Miller said in a statement.

The 517-room portfolio consisted of three 113-room hotels in San Antonio; Midland, Texas; and Lawton, Okla.; and two 89-room properties in McAlester, Okla., and Bartlesville, Okla.

“Stable occupancy, positive average daily rate and revenue per available room growth are sustaining investor demand for hotels in the Central Midwest,” Gomes said in a statement. “Spanning the past two years ending in June, occupancy in the region hovered just below 58 percent, enabling average daily rate and revenue per available room to reach record highs of $90.62 and $52.76, respectively.”

IHG acquired Candlewood Suites back in 2003, when IHG had just five brands!

Price: US$36.2m

Price per Key: US$70,019

THPT Comment: Candlewood Suites is the slightly unexciting brand with IHG, offering extended stay…at $70,000 per key producing respectable ADRs and perhaps slightly low occupancies is not so unexciting.

First Seen: Hotel Management

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