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Chatham Lodging Trust Refi “Solidifies Balance Sheet”


West Palm Beach, FL-based Chatham Lodging Trust, a hotel real estate investment trust focused on investing in upscale extended-stay hotels and premium branded, select-service hotels, recently revealed that it had successfully refinanced its $250 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility.

The new unsecured revolving credit facility will mature in March 2023, which includes the option to extend the maturity by an additional year. It also replaces Chatham’s previous $250 million senior unsecured credit facility that was scheduled to mature in 2020.

Borrowing costs have been reduced by 0 to 15 basis points from comparable leverage-based pricing levels in Chatham’s previous credit facility, according to a prepared statement. At Chatham’s current leverage level, the borrowing cost under the new facility is LIBOR plus 1.65%.

According to Dennis Craven, the firm’s COO, “This refinancing further solidifies our balance sheet with only $13.8 million of debt maturing between now and 2023, reduces our annual interest costs and provides us with capacity and flexibility to pursue accretive growth opportunities.”

Participating lenders for the unsecured line of credit include Barclays Bank PLC, Regions Capital Markets, Citibank N.A., US Bank National Association, Wells Fargo Bank National Association, Bank of America N.A., Citizens Bank N.A. and BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Barclays Bank PLC, Regions Capital Markets, US Bank National Association and Citibank N.A. acted as joint lead arrangers. Barclays Bank PLC acted as administrative agent, and Regions Capital Markets acted as syndication agent with US Bank National Association and Citibank N.A. acting as co-documentation agents.

Currently, the company owns interests in 135 hotels totaling 18,516 rooms/suites, comprised of 40 properties it wholly owns with an aggregate of 6,018 rooms/suites in 15 states and the District of Columbia and a minority investment in two joint ventures that own 95 hotels with an aggregate of 12,498 rooms/suites.