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LCP and Safanad Provide Recapitalization Loan for The Dream Hollywood

NEW YORK, NY, April 11, 2023 — The LCP Group, L.P. (“LCP”), a vertically-integrated, private real estate investment firm specializing in hospitality investing and lending, in a joint venture with Safanad, a global holding company investing in platforms across real estate, education, healthcare, and digital infrastructure, announced today that they successfully provided a $33.3 million senior mortgage loan to an affiliate of the Relevant Group for the refinancing of the 178-key Dream Hollywood and Tao Restaurant in Los Angeles.

Dream Hollywood

The 10-story, west coast flagship of Dream Hotels features three award-winning and trendy dining and nightlife venues, including Tao, Beauty & Essex, and the Highlight Room, as well as an 11,000 square foot rooftop with pool deck and 3,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

“We see tremendous opportunities to provide creative financing to hotel sponsors and developers in what has become a volatile credit market,” said Francis Lively, President and CEO of LCP. “Our lending platform provides financing solutions in growth markets across the United States. With the Dream Hotel, we created a bespoke financing on a high-quality asset at a great basis. We are excited about the hotel’s prospects as it joins the Hyatt franchise system.”

“Real Estate is one of Safanad’s core platforms, and alongside partners like LCP, we are looking to use our significant internal investment expertise to unlock strong risk-adjusted returns for our balance sheet and investment partners,” said Andrew Trickett, Partner and Head of Investments at Safanad. “Given the current volatility in the debt capital markets, we see a potentially scalable opportunity to provide hospitality financing solutions to strong sponsors that can deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns at a protected basis, and The Dream fits squarely within that strategy.”

“The team at Relevant built a first-class property in the heart of Hollywood, and we believe in their business plan and helping them realize the value that will be unlocked with the Dream-Hyatt merger,” continued Peter Sullivan, COO of LCP.

The Dream Hollywood is located at the corner of Selma Avenue and N. Cahuenga Boulevard, one block off the famed Hollywood Boulevard, tucked among the scenic Hollywood Hills. The property was designed by the Rockwell Group and features accommodations with unparalleled views and luxurious guest amenities. Each guestroom features luxurious black walnut finishes, a cozy sitting area, rainfall showers, Karl Lagerfeld amenities, and state-of-the-art technology.

About The LCP Group, L.P.
The LCP Group, L.P. (LCP) is a private real estate investment manager with real estate holdings and assets under management of approximately $1 billion throughout the United States. LCP specializes in hospitality investments and has been actively acquiring strategic hotel assets on behalf of institutional and private equity investors since 1973. For more information, please visit

About Safanad
Founded in 2009, Safanad is a global holding company that develops deep conviction behind investment sectors that have strong macroeconomic tailwinds.  The firm builds operating platforms to capitalize on these opportunities and seeks to maximize value within these strategies over time through organic growth and acquisitions. Safanad invests in, builds, and leads world-class companies focused on the real estate, education, healthcare, and digital infrastructure sectors. From offices in New York and Dubai, the firm’s c. 50 professionals have completed more than 40 transactions totaling $10 billion. For more information, please visit