UK’s billionaire brothers reportedly acquiring Surrey Hotel in New York City

4th December 2020 (Last Updated December 4th, 2020 15:46)

UK’s billionaire brothers David and Simon Reuben are reportedly acquiring five-star Surrey Hotel in Manhattan, New York City.

UK’s billionaire brothers reportedly acquiring Surrey Hotel in New York City
The Reubens reportedly intend to appoint a hospitality management company to operate the hotel, which is owned by Denihan Hospitality Group. Credit: Rhema Kallianpur/Unsplash.

UK’s billionaire brothers David and Simon Reuben are reportedly acquiring five-star Surrey Hotel in Manhattan, New York City.

Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported that the deal is set to take the value of this upscale 189-room hotel at less than the $215m asking price.

The Reubens reportedly intend to appoint a hospitality management company to operate the hotel, which is owned by Denihan Hospitality Group.

Located near Central Park, the hotel is a recreation of the original 1926-built Surrey, which has hosted several celebrities.

This year, the Reuben brothers reportedly bought a retail condo from SL Green Realty in Manhattan for about $170m.

The brothers are also said to be in talks to acquire a prominent location on Rodeo Drive, which is a shopping place in Beverly Hills.

The spokesperson for Denihan Hospitality Group and a representative for the Reubens refused to comment on the development, reported the news agency.

Recently, the Reubens were involved in three financing deals worth over $300m. This included acquiring the mortgage of Miami-based St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort besides a stake in a senior loan linked to the St. Regis Chicago.

The brothers also bought a holding in the senior mortgage over Las Vegas-based The Drew Hotel, the source told the news agency.