Hospitality and Leisure

Travel and tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing sectors. To take advantage of this rising industry, you need an experienced, innovative legal advisor to guide you. We can help.

Client Successes

  • Advised Elliott Management in US$2B worth of acquisitions

  • Advised Blackstone in over US$1B worth of acquisitions

  • Advised Baha Mar on its US$3.5B Caribbean resort development

  • Advised Korean Air on the US$1B Wilshire Grand redevelopment, the largest private construction project in Los Angeles

  • Represented Carey Watermark in US$5B worth of acquisitions across the United States

Guiding Hospitality Clients to Success

Our leading Hospitality team has advised clients on some of the largest and most prestigious hotel and resort projects around the world. We provide interdisciplinary counsel to meet the full-cycle needs of real estate development companies, institutional lenders, investment banks, capital providers, owners, and operators.

  • Band 1 for National Leisure and Hospitality

    Chambers USA 2023

A Leader in Hospitality

  • Our global team includes more than 75 lawyers dedicated to advising our clients on virtually every type of hospitality and leisure project.

  • We have extensive transactional experience on both sides of the table to give our clients the insights necessary to assess the opportunities and risks involved in complex deals.

  • We know what’s market, and understand what the major players in the industry are doing because we have helped many of them achieve success—including 54 Madison, Angelo Gordon, Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, Dubai World, Elliott Management, Equinox, The Georgetown Company, GreenOak, Highgate, Millennium Partners, Montage Hotels & Resorts, Nobu Hospitality, Oaktree, Related, Rockwood Capital, Starwood Capital Group, Watermark Capital Partners, and Witkoff.

  • Our insights into what’s next in key hospitality markets are based on our firsthand experience closing major hospitality deals across North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Industry Recognition

  • “The quality of service and work product is always superb.” — Chambers USA

  • “I feel strongly that they are the best in the business. They live up to their reputation in every respect – from client service to technical skills and industry expertise.” — Chambers USA

  • Band 1 in Southern California Real Estate & Band 2 in Nationwide Real Estate by Chambers USA

  • Ranked in Band 1 for National Leisure and Hospitality in Chambers USA

  • Honored as a Real Estate Practice Group of the Year by Law 360

  • Named a First Tier Firm for Real Estate in Legal 500 USA

  • “The real estate and hospitality practice is among the best in the country. They are extremely professional, thorough and exacting.”

    Chambers USA, 2023
  • Hospitality Practice Group of the Year

  • Band 1 in Southern California Real Estate & Band 2 in Nationwide Real Estate

    Chambers USA

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