Hotels, Leisure and Gaming
, Washington, D.C.
, Washington, D.C.
Werner, LL.M. (Miami)
Hogan Lovells' leading international Hotels, Leisure and Gaming practice is comprised of lawyers with extensive industry experience and knowledge. We truly enjoy what we do. Our experience spans nearly three decades of hotel and resort acquisitions, sales, development, management, and operations; equity and debt capital structures; venture, and other ownership entity formation, and related business, tax, and operating representation. In recent years, our group has been involved in hotel transactions in more than 30 states in the United States, and in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, China, UAE, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, and two dozen other countries.
The projects for which we provide services are as varied and complex as the industry itself. We represent owners and investors in the financing and development of hotels, resorts, and related projects; structure and assist in acquisitions and dispositions; negotiate new and restructure old management and operational agreements with major hotel companies and boutique brands; structure and negotiate single and portfolio transactions and engage in venture, fund, and REIT formation for lodging assets; engage in the structure of public-private partnerships for hotels at airports and similar publicly-sponsored locations; assist in the financing and development structuring of resort casinos; and generally engage in projects of both traditional and unique character. We also provide general business and interdisciplinary representation for clients in all facets of the hotel, leisure and gaming sectors.
The lawyers associated with our Hotels, Leisure and Gaming practice understand the many key issues that can be involved in a hotel or resort project. We bring to bear a significant body of relevant experience from within the group and from related practice areas to assist clients in evaluating business, financing, tax, competition, and operating strategies. Our lawyers dedicate themselves to helping you successfully address the issues and challenges you face.
In addition to our experience with private equity formation for sponsors and investors in hotel properties, Hogan Lovells has a recognized practice in real estate securities and capital markets, including REITs and the public and private offerings of securities associated with hotels, resorts, and related assets.
Awards and Rankings
- Chambers USA 2011 quotes sources as saying that "They have good depth of experience and knowledge, and the merger with Lovells gives them a fantastic global presence, particularly in the Middle East."
- Chambers USA 2010 quotes sources as saying that "The team's ability to negotiate with all sides is excellent, and the lawyers have a great sense of both the legal and business ramifications of their advice."
- Chambers USA 2009 described the heads of our practice as top service providers who should be "commended for. . . skills in commercial real estate and luxury hotels" and observed that the firm is "strong across all areas of the leisure and hospitality sector."