UK Hotels Outperform European Counterparts to Become One of the Most Lucrative Investment Opportunities of 2012

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As the top performing country to-date, the UK’s hotel market is currently generating double-digit returns and is a sector ripe for investment, according to leading North West property investment firm Knight Knox International.

UK Hotel Investment - Knight Knox International

UK Hotel Investment - Knight Knox International

Hotels are the perfect hands-off investment for anyone looking for a long-term opportunity in property

The UK hotel investment market has seen decidedly positive growth of late, with over £2.3billion worth of transactions made in the second half of 2011, according to date released by Jones Lang LaSalle in Q1 2012.

Increasingly becoming an area of interest amongst both private investors and investment funds alike, hotels offer a long-term secure income and are deemed a ‘hassle-free, hands-off’ investment, due to the lack of void periods and provision of full rental management, by either the hotel operator or the developer.

“Hotels are the perfect hands-off investment for anyone looking for a long-term opportunity in property”, comments Joe Daniels, Property Consultant at Knight Knox International.

“Investors do not need to worry about maintaining the property, unlike a traditional buy-to-let, in addition to the advantage of receiving a higher monthly rental income.”

Daniels further comments; “Our latest hotel offering is particularly unique, in that it offers investors a non-status finance package at 0% interest, something which is usually provided as a tracking loan link to the Bank of England base rate. By purchasing an existing property with a proven track record, investors can be confident that their asset is working for them from day 1.”

Hotel investments are excellent income generators and are usually cash-positive from Year 1. The recently released IPD Pan-European Hotel Performance Report identifies the UK as producing an average of 10.4% total returns year-on-year, almost 3% above the returns generated by the rest of Europe.

Designed as a long-term income generator, hotel investments also have a solid exit strategy in place, as the assurance of 10%+ net yields will always attract another savvy investor.
Minimum risk for hands-free investment and income generation, hotel investments are an excellent addition to any property portfolio.

Russell Hotel & Conference Centre, Maidstone, Kent
A beautiful Victorian building set in stylish landscaped gardens; the hotel has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment program and has 43 elegantly designed rooms set over three floors, each ranging in size from 12.5sqm to 38.4sqm.

An existing development with a proven track record of high occupancy rates, investors can be assured of a completely hands-off investment. Operating under the Best Western hotel chain, the residence is fully managed and offers assured yields of between 9.73% and 11.28% in Year 1, with up to 14 days personal usage allowed throughout the year. With 0% non-status finance available up to £20,000, this is one of the most lucrative hotel investments currently on the market.

The largest hotel chain in the world, Best Western has over 4,195 hotels in more than 80 countries and is renowned for the first-class service provided to its guests.

About Knight Knox International
A market-leading worldwide property group, Knight Knox International offers an extensive range of property and services on a worldwide scale. Established in 2004, the company has currently sold over 4,000 properties across 50 countries and is well respected within the industry.
Interest in Russell Hotel is extremely high, with only 23 rooms remaining.

If you would like to receive further details on the Russell Hotel investment, or to discuss further opportunities within the property market, please contact Knight Knox International on +44 (0)161 772 1370.

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