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Ashford Trust’s Crowne Plaza Ravinia Sale Expected to “Improve Overall RevPAR”

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Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. has completed the sale of the 495-room Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta for $88.7 million. That price equates to approximately $179,000 per key.

According to a prepared statement, the sales price represents a trailing 12-month cap rate of 5.6% on net operating income and a trailing 15.3x EBITDA multiple.

The hotel had an existing allocated debt balance of approximately $65.6 million that was paid off along with an additional $13.1 million of debt pay down used to release the asset from the loan pool.  After debt payoff and transaction costs, the net proceeds were approximately $9 million.

The release says that based upon the prior 12-month period, the Crowne Plaza achieved RevPAR of $84 with occupancy of 71% and Average Daily Rate of $119. A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures is included in the financial table below.

“The Crowne Plaza Ravinia transaction demonstrates our value-added approach given this was an opportunity for us to sell an asset at a very attractive cap rate,” said Douglas A. Kessler, Ashford Trust’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Kessler adds that “With a RevPAR that is well below our portfolio average, the sale should improve our overall RevPAR while also freeing up capital that can potentially be recycled into upper upscale, full-service assets or for other general corporate purposes.  We will continue to pursue strategies that we believe will enhance returns for our shareholders.”

Ashford Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust focused on investing opportunistically in the hospitality industry in upper upscale, full-service hotels.