Hostel, Friendly, or Both? The American Hotel

Scott Shapiro, Lynne Sagalyn  | Spring 2013
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In early 2008, two local Seattle developers had the opportunity to purchase a historic hotel in an off-market deal from a non-profit entity. Though the building was being used as a single room occupancy hotel and would require extensive modifications, the building was solid, the location great, and the price per square foot reasonable. Did this deal justify the risks of acquisition, renovation, and repositioning?

Case ID: 131703

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