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 Strategic Hotel Capital, Inc. Acquires the La Solana Hotel and Villas Development
Site Adjacent to its Four Seasons Punta Mita Hotel, for $29.5 million
March 10, 2006 - Strategic Hotel Capital, Inc. , which operates as Strategic Hotels and Resorts, today announced the completion of the acquisition of the La Solana Hotel and Villas development site in Nayarit, Mexico, immediately adjacent to its existing Four Seasons Punta Mita Hotel, for an aggregate purchase price of $29.5 million. The purchase includes fee simple interest in 20.5 acres under planning for approximately 70 hillside hotel suites, spa, restaurant, pool and retail with direct Pacific Ocean views. As part of the purchase, the company obtained the exclusive rights to build approximately 55 for sale residences on an additional 27.0 adjacent acres.

Laurence Geller, chairman and chief executive officer of Strategic Hotels and Resorts, said, "This dramatic and spectacular hillside site provides us with a unique opportunity to build upon our experience in the market and the unquestioned success of our Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort. The combination of sophisticated luxury at this new property, our existing Four Seasons Resort, high-end retailing, luxury residential homes for sale and fractional ownership further positions Punta Mita to be amongst the most sought after of North American luxury resorts with our two properties clearly dominant in that market." Geller continued, "Our planning schedule currently calls for the hotel to be in service for the 2009 season."

About the Company
Strategic Hotel Capital, Inc. also operates under the name Strategic Hotels & Resorts and is a real estate investment trust, which owns and asset manages high-end hotels and resorts. The company has ownership interests in 18 properties with an aggregate of 8,480 rooms. For further information, please visit the company's website at .

This press release contains forward-looking statements about Strategic Hotel Capital, Inc. (the "Company"). Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements subject to certain risks and uncertainties. 


James Mead
Chief Financial Officer
Strategic Hotel Capital

Also See: Strategic Hotels & Resorts Completes First Full Year as a Public Company; Reports Net Income Available to Common Shareholders of $14.0 million Compared to a Net Loss of $9.4 million for the 4th Qtr of 2004 / March 2006
DINE, Developer of Punta Mita, Achieves Ecological Excellence; The Rosewood La Solana Resort and a Starwood Luxury Property Set to Join the The Four Seasons Resort / April 2005
Strategic Hotel Capital Acquires Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita in Mexico; Acquisition Marks Intention to Increase Transaction Activity for Private Equity Group / Mar 2001

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