Qatar, Abu Dhabi bidding for 42 UK Marriott Hotels
Source: BI-ME with Bloomberg , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Mon July 9, 2012 10:48 am

INTERNATIONAL. The Qatar Investment Authority and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority are bidding to buy 42 Marriott International Inc. hotels in England, the Sunday Times said, without saying where it obtained the information.

The sale is being administered by Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and may yield as much as 700 million pounds (US$1.08 billion), the newspaper said.

 

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