Press Release

Morgan Lewis Represents China Life in $940M Investment in Platform to Acquire Hotel Portfolio

November 09, 2016

NEW YORK, November 9, 2016: Morgan Lewis represented China’s largest life insurance company, China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., in connection with its $940 million investment in a platform managed by Starwood Capital and formed to acquire a portfolio of 280 select-service hotels in the United States.

China Life will serve as both the anchor and leading investor for the portfolio alongside a group of sovereign wealth funds and other investors.  The portfolio – spanning locations in 40 states – consists of select-service hotels affiliated with premier global hospitality brands.

The Morgan Lewis team representing China Life was led by partners Daniel Nelson and Jerry Kehoe, with associates Daniel Losk and Ruoke Liu.  Partners Fred Gallo, Marion Barish, Xiaowei Ye, Charles Horn, Steve Mahinka, Robert Dickey, and associates Blair Broser and Feng Sheng also provided support.