New York's Mandarin Oriental, a luxury hotel owned by Reliance, was purchased by the Indian conglomerate for $735 million - Viral Bake

New York’s Mandarin Oriental, a luxury hotel owned by Reliance, was purchased by the Indian conglomerate for $735 million

In the heart of Central Park at 80 Columbus Circle, the Mandarin Oriental New York is the city’s most prominent green space. 

A “equity consideration of $98.15 million (Rs 735 crore)” has been disclosed by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), India’s biggest company in terms of sales and profitability as well as market valuation. RIL, the billionaire Mukesh Ambani-owned company, has now acquired a total of $5.6 billion in assets across eight different sectors with this transaction (Morgan Stanley aggregation a day before the Mandarin Oriental deal). The Mandarin Oriental New York, one of the city’s most opulent hotels, is indirectly owned by Columbus Centre to the tune of 73.37%. 

The Mandarin Oriental New York hotel, located at 80 Columbus Circle, is a short walk from Central Park, the city’s biggest green area. The renowned luxury hotel’s accommodations overlook the Hudson River and are only a few blocks from Broadway Theater District, Lincoln Center, Central Park, and Times Square, which is approximately 20 minutes distant by foot. 

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) subsidiary Reliance Industrial Investments & Holdings Limited (RIIHL) has signed an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Columbus Center Corporation (Casyman), a company that is the indirect owner of a 73.37 percent stake in Mandarin Oriental New York for an equity consideration of approximately USD 98. Reliance has now bought a historic hotel for the second time in less than a year. 

It was in April of last year that Reliance bought Stoke Park Ltd in the United Kingdom, a location that has been used in two James Bond films. Mumbai’s Oberoi hotels and Oberoi hotels/hotel/managed homes are already part of the company’s portfolio. It’s estimated that Reliance has spent USD 5.6 billion on new energy and TMT acquisitions during the last five years. 

The AAA Five Diamond Hotel, Forbes Five Star Hotel, and Forbes Five Star Spa of the Mandarin Oriental New York have all given the hotel its worldwide renown. However, according to a Reliance Securities report, it had sales of $115 million for 2018; $115 for 2019; and $115 million for 2020. 

Consumer and hospitality businesses will benefit from the deal. The company has previously invested in EIH Ltd (Oberoi Hotels), Stoke Park Limited in the UK, and is creating a state-of-the-art conference center, hotel, and managed homes in BKC Mumbai,” it stated.. 

Final clearances from regulators and other authorities, as well as the fulfillment of other requirements, are all expected before the deal can be closed by the end of March 2022. 

Assuming the other hotel owners choose to join in the selling transaction, RIIHL would buy the remaining 26.63 percent at a price equal to that used to value its indirect 73.37% holding. Stoke Park Limited, a firm based in the United Kingdom, was purchased by RIIHL for 57 million pounds in April of last year. One of Europe’s top-rated golf courses is only one of the many amenities available at the resort. Currently, Reliance has stakes in EIH Ltd, in addition to the convention centre, hotel, and managed apartments in Mumbai being developed.


I Varsha Chhirolya having an experience in digital marketing of 5 years, I am an account manager in CREATIVE Ad Agency.

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