Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces strategic alliance with Hospitality Funding


Interstate Hotels & Resorts, a leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, announced a strategic alliance with Palm Beach, Fla.-based Hospitality Funding, assisting Interstate’s clients with their capital market needs for hotel projects. Hospitality Funding delivers and executes at all levels and works with the most seasoned lenders on Wall Street, proving the company as an ideal match for Interstate. With this new endeavor, Interstate is leveraging its longstanding and trusted industry relationships to assist current and prospective hotel owners with securing debt for their hotel projects.

Interstate and Hospitality Funding have worked together on various debt and equity sources since 2010 and have successfully executed numerous projects, and the partnership can assist hotel owners with financing needs in acquisition financing, renovation financing, construction financing, long term financing and joint venture equity.

“Interstate’s partnership with Hospitality Funding offers true added value to Interstate’s existing arsenal of services to our hotel owners, directly translating to their success,” said Leslie Ng, Interstate’s chief investment officer. “Owners now have access to a variety of financing needs, from acquisition financing to joint venture equity, making Interstate’s suite of services even more robust.”

With dynamic and accelerating capital markets across the country, the current momentum in the hospitality sector is driving an influx of capital, and investors and credit markets are focused on the strong and transparent luxury, full-service and select-service hotel markets. The current conditions present an opportune time to consider financing, and Interstate’s partnership with Hospitality Funding will help owners ultimately increase their bottom line.

“Having worked with Interstate and its clients for the last five years, Hospitality Funding is excited to formally partner to assist the company’s hotel owners with financing needs,” said Scott Silver, chairman of Hospitality Funding.

Hospitality Funding is headquartered in Palm Beach with offices in New York and Chicago, and is led by seasoned investment bankers Scott Silver and Steven Fischler. The firm has a wealth of experience in the debt markets and deep-rooted contacts with many of the most active hotel lenders on Wall Street. In addition to debt, the firm has the ability to source equity for various types of hotel projects, including new construction projects. Hospitality Funding boasts a strong track record, having executed over $2 billion in both debt and equity funding.

Known as a global leader in the hotel management industry, Interstate manages 430 hotels in every asset class. The company’s comprehensive services are built on large-scale company resources, delivered with the personalized and focused attention of a small company. Including an owner-aligned organizational structure, experienced corporate support and expansive industry and global knowledge, Interstate uses the experience culminated over 55 years to contribute to each owner’s success.

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