Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is paying nearly $100 million for a controlling stake in Mandarin Oriental New York, a five-star hotel in midtown Manhattan, through the purchase of its Cayman Islands-based parent.
Reliance said in a stock exchange filing on Saturday (January 8) that its industrial investments subsidiary will acquire Cayman Islands-based Columbus Centre Corp (Cayman) for an equity value of approximately $98.15 million.
The company said the acquisition of Columbus Centre Corp (Cayman), an indirect owner of a 73.37 per cent stake in Mandarin Oriental New York, by Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Ltd would add to its consumer and hospitality activities.
The closing of the transaction is anticipated by the end of March 2022, the company said.
It added that in the event other owners of the hotel elect to participate in the transaction, its subsidiary would acquire the remaining 26.63 per cent stake, based on the same valuation used for the acquisition of the indirect 73.37 per cent stake.
Set up in 2003, Mandarin Oriental, New York is an iconic luxury hotel located at 80 Columbus Circle, directly adjacent to the pristine Central Park and Columbus Circle.