March 28, 2022

Willkie advised Blantyre Capital on the hotel acquisition and partnership with LyvInn.

Investment firm Blantyre Capital Limited has partnered with Navneet Bali, founder and CEO of newly established hotel brand LyvInn, to acquire the former Meininger Hotel in Frankfurt. The 164-room property will be renovated and then operated by LyvInn.

The hotel is located at the heart of the Europaviertel, one of the largest inner-city developments in Europe, and near Frankfurt's financial district and trade fair venue.

Founded by Navneet Bali, former CEO and Chairman of Meininger Hotels, LyvInn is a London-based hotel brand with plans to operate hotels across major cities in Europe.

Blantyre is a London-based investment firm with long-term committed capital in excess of EUR 1.6 billion. It manages capital on behalf of institutional investors, including public and private pension plans, endowments, foundations, private funds and family offices.

The Willkie team was led by counsel Dr. Moritz Vettermann and partner Dr. Axel Wahl and included partner Dr. Bettina Bokeloh and associates Philip Thürmer and Martin Waśkowski.