The Polsinelli Real Estate group uses its broad understanding of the hospitality and leisure sector to structure deals in a way that ensures long-term benefits for our clients. With a focus on understanding our clients’ objectives, challenges and opportunities, our Hospitality and Leisure team is dedicated to developing legal strategies that not only help our clients achieve their real estate goals but also increases their ability to remain competitive in the hospitality sector.

Our firm has comprehensive experience representing a range of hospitality, leisure and lodging clients in addressing a variety of related real estate needs. Our lawyers regularly handle transactions involving hotel properties involving the value-oriented segment of the market as well as five-star resort oriented facilities. 

Whether dealing with the acquisition or disposition of existing facilities, ground leases or operating agreements for client-owned real estate, we invest in understanding the crucial aspects of a client’s business so that we can tailor our pragmatic advice to meet the unique objectives of each client.

  • One57 - Assemblage of 21 parcels with multiple financings over a 14-year period, culminating in 2011 with completion of negotiations with Hyatt Hotels to acquire and manage a 210-key Park Hyatt in a portion of the 708,000-square-foot, 90-story building currently under construction that will also include luxury residential units and high end retail.
  • Telluride Mountain and Ski Resort – Representation of the seller of the Telluride Mountain Ski Resort and all related ski area equipment, assets and improvements.
  • Major League Baseball Facility - Representation of lender in enforcement of a $41 million infrastructure development loan for major league baseball spring training facility and adjacent mixed use parcels and in the renegotiation and restructuring of the development agreements with the municipality.
  • “W” Times Square Hotel for Extell Development Company - Representation of owner and developer of an assemblage located in Times Square, including a purchase of land (and air rights) to create a 53-story condominium development including a lease to a “W” hotel. In addition, the hotel supports a substantial signage tower that is one of the primary advertising venues in Times Square.
  • Sunway Hotel Group - Representation of a developer in the development of hotel complexes throughout the United States, including sites in Florida, Arkansas, Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado. Legal services provided included the acquisition of raw ground (and rezoning if required) or existing improvements, preparation of applications with local municipalities for applicable licenses and financing the development and construction of the projects.
  • Boston Harbor for Extell Development Company - Representation of owner and developer of a 20-story, 750,000-square-feet, luxury hotel/condominium/parking garage project, which opened in 2006 on a waterfront site in Boston Harbor. The hotel portion is leased and operates as a 420-room hotel. The upper floors have approximately 120 residential condominium units.
  • Kansas Speedway - Representation of owner and developer with respect to the development of NASCAR’s 80,000-seat Kansas International Speedway located in Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Schlitterbahn - Representation of owner and developer with respect to the ongoing development of an $800 million year-round family resort Schlitterbahn water park complex with adjacent retail and entertainment river walk project located in Kansas City, Kansas.
  • OnGoal, LLC / Sporting KC/Sporting Park – Development of 18,000-seat soccer and entertainment stadium, national-level youth tournament athletic complex and 4,500-employee medical IT office complex to be occupied by Cerner Corporation.
  • 101 Broadway - Representation of the buyer of a historic building in Denver, Colorado, which was converted to a hotel. The representation included reconstruction of certain aspects of the building, qualifying it for historical designation, tenant leasing issues, and facility repair.
  • Pet Resorts, Inc. - Representation of privately-held owner and operator of high-end kennels, with respect to the negotiation and documentation of numerous build-to-suit leases in Arizona, Texas, Ohio and Oklahoma.