Witkoff spends $600m on Las Vegas resort hotel
 
Witkoff spends $600m on Las Vegas resort hotel
30 AUGUST 2017 8:50 AM

Witkoff officials have announced the purchase of the former Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas, located at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, which they called a “significantly undervalued resort hotel.”

NEW YORK-- August 29, 2017 --Witkoff, a global real estate development and investment firm, together with New Valley LLC, an investment company owned by Vector Group, today announced that they have acquired the significantly undervalued resort hotel located at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South in Las Vegas (formerly known as the Fontainebleau Resort Las Vegas), for $600 million.

The acquisition, which was acquired at a substantial discount to replacement cost, a core part of Witkoff’s investment strategy, marks the Company’s foray into the supply-constrained and fundamentally strong Las Vegas market. Witkoff spent four months conducting its due diligence on the resort and market prior to the acquisition, and has identified numerous ways to unlock the significant underlying value of the property to generate strong returns for its business and the Las Vegas community.

“2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South is one of the best physical assets in the country, which is one of the reasons we were attracted to it,” said Steve Witkoff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Witkoff. “Furthermore, the resort is ideally located on the Las Vegas Strip, directly across from the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is in the midst of a $1.4 billion expansion and renovation. At the basis, we acquired a well-designed, structurally sound integrated resort at a significant discount to both replacement cost and the implied public market valuations of comparable Las Vegas Strip resorts. We look forward to applying our industry-leading value-enhancing platform to this property to unlock its true growth potential.”

Mr. Witkoff continued, “Las Vegas is one of the strongest lodging markets in the country given its highly favorable dynamics. RevPAR and EBITDA growth continue to accelerate and there has been no new supply since 2010.”

As Witkoff continues to expand its portfolio, the Company will identify similar undervalued assets in high-barrier-to-entry growth markets with a multitude of demand generators that can be acquired at significant discounts to replacements costs.

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