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Capital France Hôtel closes the first hotel transaction of the year with Compagnie La Lucette in Paris.

Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels advises seller

Moscow, 7th April 2009 – In the first Parisian transaction of the year Capital France Hôtel (CFH), the hospitality fund managed by Algonquin Asset Management France, has acquired the Radisson Paris Boulogne Hotel from Compagnie La Lucette. Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels advised Compagnie La Lucette.
Mark Wynne-Smith, CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels EMEA, said: “This transaction is a sign of medium term confidence in the Paris market. Investors who are still active continue to focus on Paris and London. They are best positioned to weather the financial downturn, could recover more quickly and have had low growth in supply in recent years. Paris is showing remarkable resilience in attracting international and domestic visitors and is likely to maintain healthy occupancy levels. As such Parisian hotels look capable of holding their values in comparison to other cities.”
The Radisson Paris Boulogne Hotel is located on 31/33 avenue Edouard Vaillant in Boulogne Billancourt. The 4 star hotel was completed in 2005 and features 170 rooms, a bar, a restaurant and 5 meeting rooms.
Notes to Editors:
Compagnie la Lucette is listed on Euronext Paris' Eurolist B. At 31 December 2007, MSREF Turque Sarl, a real estate fund managed by Morgan Stanley Real Estate, held 93.6% of the Company's share capital.
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