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Ben Mallah sells Orlando hotel for $33.5 million

It was the second recent Orlando transaction for the Tampa Bay real estate investor
Pinellas County investor Ben Mallah Times (2016)
Published Sep. 3

A few weeks after buying the Marina at John’s Pass for $17.2 million, Pinellas County real estate investor Ben Mallah has sold an Orlando hotel near Disney World for $33.5 million. Mallah bought Marriott’s Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista for $21 million two years ago and spent another $5 million on renovations. "We replaced everything right down to the alarm clocks,'' Mallah told an Orlando newsletter.

The buyer, hotel owner-operator GF Management, plans to invest more money in the 308-room hotel that was built in 1989. Mallah sold a Hawthorne Suites in the Orlando area for $14.4 million earlier this year, and is selling a Four Points Sheraton that he owns nearby. Mallah also has bought and sold several Tampa Bay hotels.


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