Hotel Indigo Bordeaux, France Latest HITs: News on New Yorker, IHG's Indigo adds in Europe, Host updates on MauiBy Jeffrey Weinstein | September 7, 2023Share The latest on development, M&A, relevant data and more. New Yorker sold. PE firm Yellowstone Real Estate Investments has reportedly acquired the $106 million debt and ownership of the New Yorker Hotel in New York City.Indigo grows in Europe. IHG Hotels & Resorts reported that it is adding six Hotel Indigo properties in Europe. Opening this fall is the Hotel Indigo Bordeaux in France. In addition, Hotel Indigo Trieste – Palazzo Kalister in Italy, Hotel Indigo Florence and Hotel Indigo Turin in Italy, Hotel Indigo Jerez in Spain, and Hotel Indigo Faro in Portugal have been signed. The Hotel Indigo brand has 145 open hotels and 128-strong pipeline globally. Recent and upcoming openings include Exeter, Panama City Marina, Brisbane City Centre, Tokyo Shibuya and Guadalajara Expo.Host update on Maui. Host Hotels & Resorts, the largest hotel real estate owner on Maui, stated there has not been any reported property damage to the company's hotels or golf courses on the Hawaiian island and all its hotels remained open and operational through the wildfires. The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa remains open to first responders and expects to begin welcoming guests back in mid-October. Host estimates that income and hotel EBITDA from its three Maui hotels was impacted by approximately $5 million in the month of August. The company’s risk management team is engaged with its insurers about potential business interruption coverage, and it does not expect a delay in the completion of the comprehensive renovation currently underway at the Fairmont Kea Lani, which remains on track to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023.Hilton-Tesla deal. Hilton has expanded its agreement with Tesla to install 20,000 Tesla Universal Wall Connectors in the U.S., Canada and Mexico beginning in early 2024. At least six chargers per property are slated to be installed across 2,000 Hilton hotels.Aparthotel brand grows in France. NUMA Group, a European operator of digitized boutique apartments and technology developer, announced its first NUMA property in Paris, making it active in 10 European countries and 27 major European cities with more than 4,500 units. The former Paris hotel, which has 40 units and 78 beds, is situated between the Canal Saint-Martin and the Parc des Buttes Chaumont and is due to reopen its doors in the summer of 2024. The hotel is being updated to include NUMA’s proprietary technologies, which allow guests to check in, check out, open their room doors and communicate with NUMA guest services, all with their smartphones. NUMA states its solutions reduce operating costs by up to 60%. Leadership said that In the long term, NUMA plans to be present in 12 French cities and is actively looking at suitable properties in prime locations in Bordeaux, Cannes, Lille, Marseille and Nice, for example.Absolute, Artotel align. Absolute Hotel Services, Bangkok, and Indonesia-based management company Artotel Group has established a strategic alliance to collaborate on expansion into new markets. Under this partnership, Absolute Hotel Services is set to introduce its U Hotels & Resorts, Eastin Hotels, and Eastin Grand Hotels brands to multiple destinations across Indonesia. Simultaneously, Artotel Group will extend its international presence by introducing Otelart properties into Thailand and Laos under a license agreement with Absolute Hotel Services. No further details on the collaboration were released.