The Lost Hotels Of Midtown New York
Dexter Wood | January 12, 2023
By Dexter Wood Several legendary properties remain closed in Midtown New York, and most will never reopen. Luxury hotel demand staged a respectable resurgence last year as the dreadful impact of the pandemic continued to fade. Trailing twelve-month RevPAR for luxury hotels in NYC, as of November 2022, has already surpassed its pre-pandemic benchmark from December 2018. This was a welcome improvement for prominent Midtown hotels that had reopened after many months of closure, including the Mandarin Oriental, Ritz-Carlton, The Plaza, St. Regis, The Peninsula, and the Lotte New York Palace. However, some well-known properties that enjoy...
Still Stuck in the Hotel Debt Quagmire
Dexter Wood | November 17, 2022
By Dexter Wood Little has improved in the realm of lodging debt maturities and the hotel refinancing environment since we last reported in August. Perhaps it will be the passage of time that gets us closer to the other side of the current period of difficulty and insecurity. There are simply too many variables at play at the moment and a lack of confidence in the near-term future of the debt markets. As Lou Plasencia, CEO of The Plasencia Group, recently wrote, “markets hate uncertainty.” Debt markets only work when lenders can effectively and appropriately price risk, and that is very difficult to do right now. Many lodging industr...
A Hotel Debt Quagmire: Borrowers With Maturing Loans Have Increasingly Fewer Options
The Plasencia Group | August 26, 2022
By Dexter Wood New Debt Has Vanished New debt for hotel acquisitions has all but vanished, but a bigger problem may be the wave of existing debt facilities of all types that are scheduled to mature this year and next. Beginning at the start of 2022 and through the end of 2023, nearly 45,000 CMBS hotel loans totaling about $30 billion in value were set to mature as illustrated in the graph at right. Although the lodging industry has made great progress since the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recovery has proven to be uneven, selective, and vulnerable to a plethora of external factors. ...
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