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Puerto Rico – LionGrove completes purchase of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort

By - 6 June 2022

LionGrove has purchased the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, including its 7,000 square foot casino.

The Resort will continue to be part of the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts family and will retain its current Wyndham Grand brand.

“We are extremely pleased with this fantasctic new addition to the LionGrove portfolio,” said Andro Nodarse-León, founder and CEO of LionGrove. “We now own three fantastic hotels and operate two of them on the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico, representing almost 900 keys in combined rooms inventory.”

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort joins the Wyndham Palmas Beach & Golf Resort as the second renowned Puerto Rico resort to be owned and operated by the LionGrove team. “This latest acquisition grows the LionGrove family to approximately 750 team members across the two hotels we operate,” added Mr. Nodarse-Leon.   

“With this acquisition, our firm grows as a unique, innovative hotel owner and operator while very favorably impacting the Puerto Rico hotel industry, economy and community,” said Chris Sariego, Senior Managing Director and COO of LionGrove. “With our extensive expertise in the management and ownership of resort properties, we will ensure this amazing property and all of our other hotels in Puerto Rico reach the highest levels of excellence.”

Amadeo Zarzosa, LionGrove’s Senior Vice President, has been appointed as General Manager for the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar.  “LionGrove has an incredible team of professionals that is committed to enriching the lives of our guests and team members,” concluded Mr. Sariego.

Andrew Dickey and the team at JLL represented the seller. Mark Fisher and the capital markets team at JLL represented LionGrove alongside its Chief Investment Officer, Phil Wade, on the financing of the acquisition.

Only 30 minutes from the San Juan metropolitan area and right in front of the ocean to enjoy the beautiful Rio Grande beach, the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort is located on approximately 600 acres of beautifully manicured landscape with two miles of beachfront and picturesque views of El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in U.S. The resort features 400 well-appointed guestrooms; nine restaurants; two championship golf courses designed by the leader in golf club management, Troon Golf; 11 Har-Tru® and two Laykold® tennis courts; spa; casino and approximately 100,000 square feet of diverse indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding events, conferences and conventions. The resort attracts international travelers and the local community as the perfect caribbean oasis for families, couples and business travelers.

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