摩根士丹利旗下的房地产基金日前向黎巴嫩富商Toufic Aboukhater出售了欧洲七家洲际酒店，售价为4.5亿欧元(合6.43亿美元)。这七家酒店分别是著名的戛纳卡尔顿洲际酒店，位于维也纳、阿姆斯特丹、马德里、罗马、法兰克福及布达佩斯的洲际酒店。 2006年，摩根士丹利房地产基金以6.34亿欧元的价格买下这七家酒店。
戛纳卡尔顿洲际酒店建于1911年，坐落于戛纳影节宫(Palais des Festival)附近的克鲁瓦塞特大道(Croisette)。该酒店最近在7楼设置了10间以著名影星命名的豪华套房。
Fund selling European hotels to Toufic Aboukhater -sources * Sale for about 450 mln euros could close Monday -source
* Portfolio includes landmark Carlton hotel in Cannes
LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) - A Morgan Stanley (MS.N) fund is selling seven European hotels, including the Carlton in Cannes, to a Lebanese businessman for about 450 million euros ($643 million), two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Toufic Aboukhater, who has owned the Grand hotel in Monte Carlo and the Dorchester in London, is close to completing the purchase from Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (MSREF) VI, the people said. One said it could close as early as Monday.
The portfolio contains Intercontinental-branded hotels in Vienna, Amsterdam, Madrid, Rome, Frankfurt and Budapest in addition to the landmark Carlton hotel. The likely sale was reported by Property Week on Friday.
Morgan Stanley was one of the most aggressive investors in global property markets during a debt-fuelled boom that soured in 2008.
Last year the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal said the $8.8 billion MSREF VI fund suffered as much as $5.4 billion of losses due to the global property-market slump.
Intercontinental Hotels Group Plc (IHG.L) sold the portfolio to MSREF for 634 million euros in 2006.
Cedar Capital, a hotel investment firm, is advising Aboukhater on the deal, one of the people said.
Morgan Stanley and Cedar Capital declined to comment. Reuters could not reach Aboukhater for comment. (Reporting by Quentin Webb and Karen Foster; Editing by ) ($1=.6996 euros) (See www.reutersrealestate.com for the global service for real estate professionals from Reuters)