Limestone Capital, a leading alternative asset manager with a focus on hospitality and travel, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hotel Axel on Calle de Atocha, Madrid. Limestone acquired the operational hotel from Hotel Investment Partners (HIP), a leading owner of resort hotels in Southern Europe owned by Blackstone-managed funds. This marks Limestone’s second hotel acquisition in Spain, solidifying its presence in the dynamic Spanish market.
Situated between Plaza Mayor and Park Retiro, the avant-garde hotel has a rich history and is well-known for its unique features. With its 88 well-appointed rooms, guests can enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay. Additionally, the hotel features a rooftop pool, a vibrant bar and restaurant facilities, providing a vibrant city centre experience for guests. Recognizing the tremendous potential of this prime location, Limestone Capital plans to continue to expand its potential value in the future.
Benjamin Habbel, CEO of Limestone Capital, expresses his enthusiasm for this acquisition, stating, “This acquisition represents a great milestone for Limestone Capital by expanding our presence in Spain and adding another urban destination to our European portfolio. We are deeply committed to the growing hospitality sector in Europe and actively exploring numerous avenues for value-added acquisition and growth.”
Limestone Capital Co-founder Jeff Coe adds, “Madrid has shown strong growth in the hotel real estate market over the past few years, and that growth will continue by being a key European Capital and gateway city to the Americas. We are actively looking for unique assets in unique locations, and this hotel in Madrid fits perfectly within that strategy”.
Limestone Capital’s strategic growth aligns perfectly with its mission to deliver unparalleled hospitality experiences to travellers in prime European destinations. The acquisition of the Madrid hotel signifies a significant step toward realizing this vision.
Pérez-Llorca advised Limestone Capital with a team formed by Corporate practice partner Alejandro Osma, counsel Raquel Blanco and lawyers Carlos Gabaldón and Alberto Juárez, Tax practice partner José Azqueta and lawyer Viktoriya Petkova, and Urban and Environment legal advisor Diego Narbona.