Hotels & Hospitality


Sullivan & Worcester has great depth of experience representing owners, investors, lenders, managers and others in the hospitality industry. We assist our clients with numerous complex challenges, including mixed-use developments, ground lease transactions, multiple stakeholder arrangements and governance issues. We have particular experience advising hospitality REITs with a wide variety of financing, acquisition and disposition, tax and operational matters.

Representative Client Work

  • A major European bank in the financing of the following hotel properties:

    • Sheraton - acquisition loan of $71.4 million on a Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia
    • Heritage New London - restructuring of an existing hospitality loan on a Holiday Inn in New London, Connecticut
    • Crowne Plaza Hotel - acquisition loan of $79.8 million and construction loan of $6.3 million on a Hilton Hotel in New York, representation of lender in assumption and restructuring of loans
    • Long Wharf Drive Hotel - mortgage loan on leasehold and fee interest in New Haven, Connecticut
    • Homewood Suites by Hilton - acquisition loan on a Homewood Suites in Alpharetta, Georgia
  • A developer/borrower in connection with the ground leasing, development and financing of the first major hotel in Boston's Seaport District, including approximately $14 million in "Section 108" financing from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and $64 million in leasehold mortgage financing from a major life insurance company
  • A publicly held REIT in a $450 million sale/manage-back transaction of 13 hotels in six states, one Canadian province and Puerto Rico 
  • A publicly held hotel REIT in the $78 million acquisition of a multi-use development containing the only "five star" hotel in Baltimore
  • The owners of the Nickelodeon Family Suites Hotel in Orlando, Florida in connection with the rebranding and recapitalization of the hotel and the subsequent sale of the clients’ interest in the project to the other joint venture partner
  • A lender in the more than $500 million senior- and mezzanine-construction financing for a multi-phase luxury hotel/condominium/office development in White Plains, New York