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Resort, Hospitality and Leisure

K&L Gates' Resort, Hospitality, and Leisure team represents clients in complicated, large-scale, urban and resort hotel projects throughout Asia; Europe, including Russia; the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); and North and South America, including the Caribbean; and Australia. This broad depth of experience across the K&L Gates platform, which ranges from the investment, financing, and development of projects through all of the legal issues presented in the course of hotel or resort operations, enables the team to provide truly global coverage to its clients.

Our clients include developers, investors, lenders, construction companies, management companies and franchisors, and operators and franchisees. At K&L Gates, we have decades of experience helping our hospitality and leisure industry clients understand and deal with the business and legal issues that command their attention. We use our knowledge and experience to ensure our clients protect themselves from current risks and are positioned appropriately for future success.

Areas of Practice

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Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8214
Partner
P +1.312.807.4254
Partner
P +1.843.579.5621
Partner
P +1.206.370.7638
Partner
P +1.305.539.3380
Partner
P +1.843.579.5622
Associate
P +1.305.539.3327
Partner
P +1.843.579.5630
Of Counsel
P +44.(0)20.7360.8213
Government Affairs Counselor
P +1.202.778.9322
Associate
P +1.503.226.5743
Managing Partner, Tokyo Office
P +81.3.6205.3601
Special Counsel
P +61.7.3233.1251
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8125
Counsel
P +1.212.536.3984
Associate
P +1.212.536.4812
Partner
P +81.3.6205.3619
Associate
P +1.202.778.9413
Partner
P +1.212.536.4875
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8142
Associate
P +1.206.370.8024
Partner
P +1.312.807.4373
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8332
Partner
P +1.305.539.3323
Partner
P +1.202.661.6222
Managing Partner, Singapore
P +65.6713.0234
Partner
P +1.206.370.8358
Practice Area Leader - Real Estate
P +1.843.579.5634
Partner
P +65.6713.0215
Partner
P +1.305.539.3316
Associate
P +65.6713.0221
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8129
Associate
P +1.503.226.5763
Partner
P +1.843.579.5626
Practice Area Leader - Real Estate
P +1.206.370.7657
Partner
P +3223361918
Practice Area Leader - Real Estate
P +44.(0)20.7360.8201
Of Counsel
P +1.305.539.3309
Managing Partner, Asia
P +1.206.370.7617
Partner
P +33.(0)1.58.44.15.08
Partner
P +61.7.3233.1223
Associate
P +1.305.539.3344
Counsel
P +81.3.6205.3605
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Acquisitions and Dispositions
Represented a client in connection with several hotel acquisitions including the sale of a 20-hotel portfolio located in eight states across the U.S.
Acted for a substantial private property company on the purchase of a leisure joint venture comprising eight multiplex cinema complexes and five leisure parks, and acting on the purchase of two hotels at Heathrow Airport.
Represented subsidiaries of a major corporation in relation to the funding arrangements for two sale and leaseback arrangements in respect to seven hotels in the UK and Spain.
Acted for the UK Government body for the land acquisition and the planning and zoning for the London 2012 Olympics.
Acting for a famous French architect and his company in connection with the acquisition of resort facilities in Tahiti and Vietnam.
Acting for YTL Hotels & Properties Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of leading Malaysian integrated infrastructure conglomerate YTL Corporation Berhad on the acquisition of Niseko Village, a premier ski resort in Japan, from Citigroup Financial Products, Inc. This transaction won the “Merger & Acquisition Deal of the Year” in 2010 at the 21st Hotel Investment Conference Asia-Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong.
Advising Deutsche Bank in connection with (i) financing the expansion and refurbishment of the Four Seasons hotel chain in India, (ii) the planning and negotiation of a $6.5 billion theme park, shopping mall and tourism development project in Liaoning Province, China, and (iii) the development of a golf course community development on the Big Island of Hawaii, including an adjacent residential subdivision.
Represented a joint venture of Crosland, LLC in connection with (i) all phases of the acquisition, leasing, financing, and development of the iconic Mount Washington Hotel and Resort in New Hampshire, a 2,000-acre destination resort community, and (ii) the acquisition, financing and development of a 3,000-acre single-family resort community in the vicinity of The Homestead Hotel and Resort in Bath County, VA.
Assisted Resort Finance America, LLC with the acquisition of PH Towers Westgate in Las Vegas, NV, a 52-story, 1201-unit resort that opened in late 2009 as the largest single vacation ownership building in the world.
Representing a large private equity real estate fund in the acquisition of a loan and deed-in-lieu of foreclosure of a high-end condominium project in Myrtle Beach, SC.