The owners of the Hilton hotels in London and Birmingham have invested £35.3m adding the hotel group's Cardiff property to their portfolio.
Property companies Tonstate Group, Property and Building Corp and Destiny, which bought the London and Birmingham Hilton Metropoles for £417m in late 2006, have joined forces again to take on the property in the Welsh capital.
The hotel, which is expected to have an operating profit of £3.5m in 2007, has 200 rooms and is managed by the Hilton hotel chain on a 20-year contract.
Under the terms of the deal, Tonstate will take on 60% of Hilton Cardiff, with the other two Israeli-based firms sharing 20% each.
The group will finance the purchase through a loan for £29m, and £6.3m in shareholders equity.
The move comes a week after Hilton Hotels Corporation was taken over by private equity firm Blackstone in a deal worth nearly £10b.
By Daniel Thomas