Etap Hotel In Belfast Sold To UK Fund

Hotel bought by CBRE Global Investors for £6.6 million

Belfast, 21st January 2015 – A building situated on Belfast’s Dublin Road, which is home to the budget hotel brand, Etap, a low-cost hotel has just been sold; according to commercial property firm CBRE.

Bought by CBRE Global Investors for £6.6 million, the building is located in a prime investment area of the city, with a host of amenities locally. Once known as the “The Golden Mile” the Dublin Road has become increasingly popular due to the establishment of various fast-food restaurants, bars, nightclubs and cinema.

The building is currently occupied by the Etap Hotel, which will remain the key occupant let on a seventeen-year lease. There is also a ground floor retail unit that is occupied by Bachus Inns.

Gavin Elliott, Director, Capital Markets, CBRE Northern Ireland commented:

“this building is in a popular leisure area and is within close proximity to Belfast’s central business district. The investment offers a low-risk return due to the quality of the tenants, length of lease and RPI linked rental uplifts every year.”

“there is increasing demand for budget accommodation in major cities as people look for value and choice when requiring overnight hotel space. Belfast needs to be able to offer choice and supply at every price point given the surge in tourism and business travelers to the City.”

The site itself benefits from excellent road frontage to Dublin Road as well as good servicing via Harmony Street.

Mr. Elliott continued:

“while Great Victoria Street has seen a decline in recent years, the Dublin Road is flourishing and has become a popular location for both nightlife and cinema-goers alike.”

“we are delighted to see a significant increase in investment in Belfast City Centre properties; with the improvement of the economy and the recovery of the commercial property market, I would expect to see pricing for investments let on long leases to strong covenants continuing to strengthen during 2015.”

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About CBRE Group, Inc.

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Gavin Elliot,Director,Capital Markets
CBRE Northern Irelnad
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