New York City is acquiring Virginia-based hospitality investor Shamin Hotels. In a deal made last week, Shamin purchased the Hampton Inn hotel in the Financial District from Hersha Hospitality Trust for $32.4 million.

The seven-story hotel at 32 Pearl Street near Battery Park originally sold to Hersha for $28.73 million from hotelier Sam Chang in 2011, when the company expanded to NYC. Architect Gene Kaufman designed the new structure, and $4.5 million was spent to convert the Art Deco apartment building into a hotel.

According to the hotel’s website, guests can “enjoy proximity to Wall Street and some of the world’s largest business headquarters as well as the historic South Street Seaport district and the 9/11 Memorial Site. Located within steps of Battery Park, the hotel offers a great location for visiting the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.” [1]