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Laurus Corporation Completes the Acquisition
of Le Meridien Cancun


LOS ANGELES, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Laurus Corporation ("Laurus") is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the acquisition of the Le Meridien Cancun Resort.

Occupying an integral location in Cancun's famed Golden Hotel Zone, the 213-room, full service beach resort Le Meridien, has been rated among the 80 best hotels in the world by leading travel magazines. The resort features Aioli Restaurant, Le St. Trop Restaurant, and Le Rendez-Vous Lounge, 9,455 square feet of meeting space, three outdoor pools and hot tub, a state-of-the-art-fitness center, two tennis courts, children's club with pool and "SPA del Mar" selected by Conde NastTraveler magazine to be among the Top 50 Spas for both the Treatments and Program.

Laurus Corporation was well familiar with the asset as it had previously sold the property in 2006 to a highly successful management company based out of Southern California. Due to a variety of factors, including recent health scares and overall economic recession, the opportunity arose to negotiate the acquisition through a note restructuring and sale. The transaction included a substantial restructuring of the existing capital stack, debt reduction and new equity.

The equity partners behind the acquisition are some of Europe's leading hotel investors and have over 18 years of experience, with a solid focus on maximizing returns. By utilizing a unique blend of know-how and resources, they ensure that guest satisfaction is maintained as a priority and responsible business practice – while always keeping a consistent focus on the bottom line. The group has a number of previous investments in Mexico, including Riviera Maya and Los Cabos.

The off-market transaction was lead by Laurus Corporation, a boutique-style domestic and international real estate development company that focuses on first-tier markets and destination resorts. Additionally, Laurus concentrates on upscale residential, multifamily, gated communities, mixed-use properties, and full-service hotels and resorts. The company coordinates activities and converts ideas from paper into reality. It creates, manages, and orchestrates key partnerships while assembling the process of development from beginning to end.

Due to the organization's depth and breadth experience in Mexico, Laurus has become a trusted platform for investors seeking opportunities, to both create investments and new developments in Mexico, the #1 destination for U.S. travelers.

Laurus Corporation is a real estate development company that specializes in full service luxury and deluxe hotels and resorts, resort master plans, and mixed-use developments, as well as all types of residential properties both in the US and Internationally.

The Company coordinates real estate activities, converting ideas from paper into real property. Our multifaceted business model encompasses activities ranging from acquisitions, renovations, redevelopment of existing properties, purchase of raw land for improvements, to the sale of improved property to others.

Laurus’ clear vision for each opportunity, artfully combined with the insight and foresight to identify true value, provides strong creativity, a design-oriented approach, and strong leadership in order to deliver the highest and best value for each asset.

In addition to offering a full spectrum of services to a wide variety of land owners, developers, investors and capital sources, Laurus actively acquires property for repositioning, and also renovates and rebrands hotel properties throughout the US, Mexico, Caribbean, and Latin America.


Frederique Calluaud
Marketing Manager – Laurus Corporation 
Phone: 1-310-277-8600 


Also See: Laurus Corporation Negotiates Sale of Le Meridien Cancun / December 2006

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