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KKR and Amante Capital Acquire Central London Hotel

May 8, 2024

London 08 May 2024 – KKR, a leading global investment firm, and its European hospitality partner Amante Capital, today announced the acquisition of the 132-bedroom Park Grand London Kensington Hotel from Bartek Holdings Limited. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The transaction marks the first acquisition by KKR and Amante Capital since the launch of the vertically integrated hotel platform in 2022, and underscores KKR and Amante Capital’s strategic vision for the European hospitality sector. Amante Capital’s highly experienced team is focused on sourcing and acquiring hotel opportunities across Europe, asset management and operational capabilities.

Mai-Lan de Marcilly, Managing Director and Head of Transactions France and Hotels at KKR, said: “We are delighted to announce our first acquisition with Amante Capital since launching the strategic partnership. The transaction is a testament to the talented team, reaffirming our strong conviction in building a best-in-class operating platform to invest behind strong secular demand for European and UK hospitality and attractive pricing in a dislocated capital market.”

Following the acquisition, the property, located in London’s affluent Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, is intended to undergo an extensive refurbishment to be repositioned as a boutique lifestyle hotel operated by Amante Capital under Marriott International’s Tribute Portfolio brand. The refurbishment is targeted to also enhance environmental credentials, reflecting KKR’s and Amante Capital’s commitment to an increasingly sustainable hospitality real estate industry.

The acquisition was made through KKR’s Real Estate Partners Europe II (“REPE II”), a fund dedicated to value-add and opportunistic real estate investments in Western Europe.

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management as well as capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of Global Atlantic Financial Group. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds and insurance subsidiaries. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKRs website at www.kkr.com. For additional information about Global Atlantic Financial Group, please visit Global Atlantic Financial Group’s website at www.globalatlantic.com.

About Amante Capital

Founded in 2022, Amante Capital is dedicated to investing in hotel real estate across Europe. With its experienced team specializing in origination, transactions, asset management, capex deployment and operations.






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