Alphavalue | As a European leader in urban hotels, the Spanish chain has experienced a very positive first half of 2019, benefiting from solid momentum in European cities, especially noticeable in the strong recovery in Catalonia. However, the good results have not driven the group´s value, despite very attractive fundamentals, as 94% of the capital in in the hands of MINT (Minor International). The lack of liquidity, together with an unpredictable strategic plan from its Thai owner, have sadly driven investors away.
Last Friday the expected news arrived of the interest of Hyatt Hotels Corp in the Spanish hotel chain. The Chicago based company showed its interest in acquiring NH Hotels, through an alternative (or negotiation money) for the shareholders of NHH to the existing offer of Minor. But just as the offer arrived, it has evaporated and yesterday Hyatt stepped back from its counter bid for NHH.