Mandarin Oriental Boston could sell for $1M per room

The 148-room Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston is being put up for sale, and the hotel may be valued at around $148 million - or $1 million per room.

"There are a lot of investors chasing high-end urban hotels," Jack Levy, SVP for finance at Boston investment firm Pyramid Hotel Group, told the Boston Globe. "And be they private equity or foreign investors, they're all very interested in Boston."

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The hotel was opened seven years ago on Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. 

The property is currently owned by the Irish government. Anglo Irish Bank Corp., an Irish bank, once held a controlling interest in the Boston hotel but control was transferred to the government after the bank was nationalized during the financial crisis.

Initial bidding will begin in November and a sale is expected to be approved in court by the start of 2016. 

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The company, in partnership with American Express, will donate up to 1 million hotel roomnights across the United States through May 31.

Moves include accessing an additional $100 million on the company’s $250 million senior revolving line of credit and cost containment.

Joe Hindsley has worked with Hyatt Hotels Corp. for 37 years, beginning as a corporate management trainee at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.