Hilton – For Sale

The Treasury on Wednesday confirmed it would sell its 64% stake in Hilton Colombo.
The holding company of Hilton Colombo, Hotel Developers (Lanka) Limiteds Chairman Ajith Dias told shareholders that the the Treasury will dispose its holding as part of its economic reforms programme. rn

rnAnalysts say the state will look for a strategic buyer to pick up the entire block once it has sorted out ldblquote on-going restructuring issues
dblquote . rn

rnSources believe the ldblquote on-going restructuring issues
dblquote to include resolving a dispute with the contractors of the prime Colombo property. rn

rnHowever, the sale is expected to contribute to the UNF governments Rs. 17 bn target from privatisation proceeds in 03. rn

rnAlready this year the Treasury sold its stakes in Taj Hotel and has added Galadari to its list of residual stakes up for sale. rn

rnLeft out of the initial list, Galadari Hotels was added after successfully selling a 2.7 % stake in Taj Hotels at Rs. 16 per share for 3.77 m