Asian investors to continue key role in hotel deals outside region: EY report

China was one of Asia's most active hotel buyers in 2014, followed by Japan and Singapore


CROSS-BORDER capital is becoming more prevalent when it comes to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the hospitality industry, with the flow of money from Asia into North America, Europe and Australia expected to continue rising.

Some 41.2 per cent of global hotel investments in the first 10 months of 2014 were backed by cross-border capital, rising from 34.7 per cent in 2013, according to EY's Global Hospitality Insights: Top thoughts for 2015 report.

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