Backed by nearly a century of experience, O’Melveny advises the hospitality sector’s investors, lenders, developers, owners, and operators with the same client-minded approach they take in their own industry.

Our clients’ achievements encompass transactional, regulatory, employment/labor, environmental and litigation matters, both in the United States and internationally. We routinely work on high-profile deals and disputes involving some of the most recognizable hotels, resorts, casinos, concert and theater venues, night clubs, shopping and entertainment centers, restaurants, and cruise lines.

Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)

O’Melveny advised AEG on the negotiation of the master leases and counseled in the financing, development, and operating structure for the US$1.5 billion L.A. LIVE Project, a sports and entertainment center in downtown Los Angeles, which includes office, retail, hotel, and entertainment components. Read

Apollo Global Management

O’Melveny has counseled Apollo and certain US affiliates on various matters, including real estate work related to hotel and casino properties and the acquisition and sale of luxury residential and commercial buildings. Read

Audit Committee of a Major Casino Owner

O’Melveny conducted an independent internal FCPA investigation on behalf of the Audit Committee of a major owner of casinos in connection with investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice regarding casino operations in China, and numerous related civil lawsuits. Read

Homeinns Hotel Group

O’Melveny represented Homeinns, the largest operator of economy hotels in China, in its US$1.12 billion go-private deal with a consortium of investors including BTG Hotels Co. and its own executives. Read


O’Melveny secured a major victory for Marriott when Judge Jane Boyle of the Northern District of Texas dismissed antitrust and consumer protection claims against Marriott, other hotel defendants, and a group of online travel company websites, including Expedia and Travelocity. Read

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd

In 2015, O’Melveny represented Norwegian, a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceana Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, in connection with four underwritten secondary public offerings of Norwegian’s ordinary shares by its sponsors. Read

Value Rock Realty Partners

O’Melveny represented ValueRock in its over US$100 million acquisition of the Hawaii Kai Towne Center, one of the premiere retail properties in Hawaii, and in its purchase of several shopping center properties in California. Read
    • Anschutz Entertainment Group
    • Caruso Affiliated 
    • Colony Capital 
    • Marriott
    • Norwegian Cruise Line holdings, Ltd.
    • Oaktree Capital Management
    • The Macerich Company
    • ValueRock Realty Partners