Planned auction of Hotel Otrobanda halted, reports indicate

Otrobanda Hotel & Casino
Otrobanda Hotel & Casino as seen in August 2018. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

The planned auction of a Willemstad hotel has been postponed, according to news reports.

The Otrobanda Hotel & Casino, built in 1990, was to be auctioned yesterday, the Curaçao Chronicle reported. However, a judge halted the sale, the report reveals.

According to another report, the family that owns the six-floor, 45-room hotel has found an investor willing to cover its 3 million guilder debt. Despite the halting of the auction, Bank Giro could proceed with the sale if a proposed settlement does not succeed.

Earlier this year, the Plaza Hotel was on the selling block for $8 million, lowered from the previous asking price of $9 million. The hotel, dating to circa 1970, was sold last year after it went bankrupt, but the bid fell through when the buyer was unable to pay.

A buyer purchased that hotel in November for roughly $7 million.

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