Pebblebrook Hotel Trust has closed on the sale of the 137-room Rouge Hotel in Washington, D.C. for $42 million to a third party.
The sale price of $42.0 million reflects a 17.4x EBITDA multiple and a 5.0% net operating income capitalization rate based on the hotel’s operating performance for 2018. Based on the trailing 12-month period ended June 30, 2019, the contracted sales price reflects a 19.3x EBITDA multiple and a 4.5% net operating income capitalization rate. The net operating income capitalization rates are after an assumed annual capital reserve of 4.0% of total hotel revenues.
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust and the largest owner of urban and resort lifestyle hotels in the United States. The Company owns 58 hotels, totaling approximately 14,200 guest rooms across 16 urban and resort markets with a focus on the west coast gateway cities.
Proceeds from the sale of Rouge Hotel will be utilized for general business purposes which may include reducing the Company’s outstanding debt. As a result of this completed sale, the Company estimates its total net debt to trailing 12-month corporate EBITDA will be approximately 4.6 times at the end of the third quarter 2019.
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