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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)
Pinellas County investor Ben Mallah Times (2016)
Published Sep. 3, 2019

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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