There are a couple resources from a hotel management consultant view that are worth looking at if you are trying to find Chinese hotel investors for your particular deal. Despite the recent financial fallout over the debt plan and the S&P rating and downgrade of U.S. Treasury bonds, a number of hotel transactions in 2011 demonstrate a growing appetite for hotel investments in this country by affluent and wealthy mainland China investors. Of particular interest, are hotel real estate investments through EB-5 “regional centers” which is talked about by our friends over at JMBM. “According to Attorneys Jim Butler and Catherine Holmes – Many Asian investors are interested in the opportunity to qualify for an EB-5 immigrant investment visa. This program rewards direct foreign investment in the U.S. with permanent residence when sufficient new jobs are created by that investment.” Developers, operators and their hotel management consultant can read the full article here along with links to other aspects of the program. This is also commentary worth reading by Malcolm Riddell in Urban Land who says “These seven strategies will help you identify Chinese investors by sector—residential, industrial, commercial, and hotel—and Chinese banks that are refinancing commercial properties and working to make construction loans.” The article provides a good synopsis of who and where to find investors from China. Hotel development companies, who can invest the time and commitment to develop these investor relationships, should find these tips equally helpful. Other resources for your hotel business plan can be found at our prior blogs. Are you a hotel and resort developer, real estate investment group or hotel operator working with Chinese investors? What can you share with our readers and this hotel management consultant as to the best avenues to find qualified investors from China here in the U.S.?