Almost €199 Million Transacted In The Irish Hotel Sector During First Quarter Of 2018

April 9th, 2018 – Property consultants CBRE Ireland have today released figures for hotel spend in the first quarter of 2018 showing that 4 hotel sales totalling almost €199 million transacted in the Irish market in the year to end of March - almost half the volume of spend recorded in this sector in the entire year in 2017.

Lisa Keogh, Associate Director, CBRE Hotels
Although there were only 4 hotel sales completed in the Irish market in the first three months of 2018, the overall spend was very healthy with almost €199 million transacted in the three-month period. Following a year in which transactional activity in the hotel sector was constrained by a shortage of product, particularly in the Dublin market, we expect to see significant improvement in this situation in 2018 with several high-profile hotel properties expected to be offered for sale (both on and off market) over the next few months. Some of these sales will have been fast-tracked by Capital Gains Tax Waiver scheme changes announced in last Autumn’s Budget, whereby assets purchased after 2011, that originally had to be held for a seven-year period in order to trigger a capital gains tax waiver, can now be sold after a four-year hold period.
Lisa Keogh, Associate Director, CBRE Hotels

Hotel transactions that completed in Q1 include:

• The sale of the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris, Co. Mayo

• The sale of Citywest Hotel in Dublin

• The sale of the Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House as part of the Amaris portfolio

• The sale of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo


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