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Jurys Inns, 20 Hotels in Ireland and the UK, Acquired by the
Private Equity Firm Quinlan Private for U.S. $1,558 billion (£792m) 


DUBLIN, Ireland & LONDON - June 8, 2007 - A group of investors led and advised by Quinlan Private (“QP”), a leading international property and private equity investment and advisory group, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Jurys Inns division of the Jurys Doyle Hotel Group. Total consideration for the transaction is approximately €1.165 billion (£792m). 

Jurys Inns 

Jurys Inns comprises 20 three star “budget-plus” hotels in city centre locations throughout Ireland and the UK with a total of 4,835 rooms. Fourteen hotels are located in the UK and six in Ireland while there are a number of sites for new Jurys Inns in the UK. The investor group intends to expand the portfolio, under the Jurys Inn brand, through growth in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe and, in particular, in Central and Eastern Europe where QP has unique expertise. 

Quinlan Private 

QP has extensive expertise and a proven track record in the management and operation of hotels on behalf of investors. These hotels include the Four Seasons hotels in Dublin, Prague and Budapest, the Maybourne Hotel Group of super-luxury hotels in London and Yasmin Hotels in Central Europe. In April, a group of investors led and advised by QP acquired 47 Marriot Hotels in the UK for £1.1 billion (€1.6 billion). 

Pauline Bradley, the Quinlan Private Director who led this transaction, said: “This is a highly attractive business with enormous growth opportunities which we are delighted to acquire. It is a hugely interesting opportunity for our investors.” 

“Jurys Inns has a strong management team, led by Niall Geoghegan, and we look forward to working with the team to rapidly roll-out further hotels in Ireland and the UK.” 

Thomas Dowd, Quinlan Private Partner, said: “We are delighted to announce the successful acquisition of Jurys Inns which once again demonstrates Quinlan Private’s ability to complete attractive deals quickly. Our ability to execute for this highly competitive deal also reflects the strength of QP’s relationship with its capital partners and, for this deal, with Anglo Irish Bank.” 

Olan Cremin, Quinlan Private CEO, concluded: “This is a significant acquisition and we look forward to the exciting opportunities that this portfolio presents and the growth and development of the Jurys Inn brand across Europe. Quinlan Private’s track record of managing hotel assets for investors and our investment expertise in Western, Central and Eastern Europe will also be key in rolling out the Jurys Inn product in those markets.” 

Quinlan Private’s financial adviser was Perella Weinberg Partners, its legal advisers were A&L Goodbody and Allen & Overy and its debt arranger was Anglo Irish Bank. 

About Quinlan Private 

Quinlan Private is a leading international private equity and real estate group. Quinlan Private acts as a principal and advisor in originating, structuring, financing, developing and managing a diversified portfolio of assets. It has effective distribution capacity and partners with major international banking groups to place private equity in real estate investments. Total assets under management exceed €10 billion in Ireland, the UK, Western, Central and Eastern Europe and the US. These assets include hotels, shopping centres, commercial office blocks, residential developments and others. Quinlan Private has principal offices in Dublin, New York and London as well as in Central and Eastern Europe. Quinlan Private is a partnership comprising 
Derek Quinlan, Executive Chairman;
Olan Cremin, CEO;
Thomas Dowd, Western Europe;
Peter Donnelly, Central & Eastern Europe;
Mark O'Donnell, Private Clients; and
Peter Vanderslice, North America.

About Jurys Doyle Hotel Group 

Jurys Doyle Hotel Group, which is headquartered in Dublin, was formerly a publicly listed company before it was taken private in late 2005 by the Monahan, Roche, Gallagher and Beatty families through their investment vehicle JDH Acquisitions. Following a strategic review, the Group was re-structured into two divisions- a luxury hotels division and an Inns business. The Inns business is in 20 city centre locations (14 in the UK and 6 in Ireland) and has a significant pipeline of additional UK Inns. 

The Group announced in January that it is to make significant capital investments in a number of its luxury hotels including the Westbury Hotel, Jurys Kensington, Jurys Clifton Ford, Jurys Great Russell Street and Jurys Bristol. The Group has two recently constructed hotels in Croke Park, Dublin and in Cork as well as its three hotels in Washington and one in Boston. 

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Contact:

K Capital Source
Mark Kenny/Jonathan Neilan
+353 1 631 5500
Quinlan@kcapitalsource.com

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Also See: Quinlan Private and Igal Ahouvi Group Acquire 47 Full Service Marriott Hotels with Approximately 8,500 Rooms Located throughout the United Kingdom for US$2.2 billion / April 2007
Quinlan Private Forms Luxury Hotel Company, Maybourne Hotel Group; Will Own and Manage The Berkeley, Claridge's and The Connaught / January 2005
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