In a sign of banks' resurgent interest in commercial real estate, Bankers Trust New York Corp. is leading a $505 million loan for Bristol Hotel Co.'s purchase of 61 Holiday Inns from Bass PLC.

Bankers Trust, with units of Wells Fargo & Co. and Banc One Corp. acting as co-agents, has agreed to provide the loan in connection with the $659 million cash and stock deal.

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