The Irish Times has reported that John Malone Partnership (JMP) has bought the Fitzpatrick Lifestyle Hotels for a figure believed to be slightly above €150m.
The three hotels had attracted bids between €130m-€150m with the winning bid coming a little more than €150m. JMP, who secured the winning bid, is backed by Liberty Global’s John Malone, developer John Lally and Paul Higgins.
John Lally owns Lalco Holdings a property and construction business. Mr Higgins, a former director of corporate finance with Goodbody Stockbrokers, is a director of Lalco Hotel group.
Fitzpatrick Lifestyle and its backer London-based Patron Capital Partners had put the three hotels, the Spencer, Morgan and Beacon on the market in June of this year.
The Spencer Hotel in the IFSC is a four star property with 165 bedrooms and was sold to Fitzpatrick Lifestyle and Patron in 2013 for close to €33m. The Morgan Hotel has 121 bedrooms and is located in the Temple Bar while the Beacon Hotel has 88 rooms is located Sandyford.