News release

Financing secured for Hotel Granduca in Houston, Texas

JLL Capital Markets represented Transwestern Hospitality Group in the financing for the 122-key hotel

February 16, 2024

Alli Semans

Hotels & Hospitality and Capital Markets PR
+1 330 329 6750

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2024 –  JLL Capital Markets announced today that it arranged $30.6 million in financing for the 122-key Hotel Granduca in Houston, Texas.

JLL represented the borrower, Transwestern Hospitality Group, and secured the five-year, floating-rate loan from Prime Finance.

The hotel boasts several amenities, including two dining options (Alba restaurant and Il Giardino), a spacious bar and seating area, meeting rooms totaling 2,860 square feet and event space spanning 2,050 square feet, which opens to the courtyard. Additionally, there is a large gym available for guests. The hotel also provides ample surface parking and of outdoor space.

Built in 2006, the six-story hotel sits on 3.57 acres of land and features a beautiful Italian-inspired design. Its centerpiece is a landscaped interior courtyard with a pool, garden, and seating area.

The ground floor of the building will undergo renovations in the second half of 2024. The lobby, breakfast area, bar, seating areas and event space will be completely redesigned, and the gym will be relocated. The lobby will be transformed with new materials and lighting to create a sense of luxury and comfort. The tearoom will be turned into a salon for social and cultural events, and a larger bar will be added adjacent to the salon. The existing restaurant will be moved to an event space that opens onto the garden with a modern design and open kitchen concept, and the former restaurant space will become an event space and a portion of the parking lot will be converted into a tented outdoor venue. Additionally, the garden will have designated areas for different gatherings and the outdoor pool will be made more private.

Hotel Granduca is a well-maintained boutique hotel in a prime location within walking distance of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Additionally, it is conveniently situated near Houston's high-end residential market.

The JLL Capital Markets team was led by Senior Director Jillian Mariutti and Managing Director Mark Fisher.

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment sales and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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