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Hersha Hospitality Trust Sells Three Hotels - Mainstay
Suites and a Comfort Inn
in Frederick, Maryland and a Four Points in Revere, Massachusetts
PHILADELPHIA - July 15, 2009 - Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE: HT), owner of select service and upscale hotels in major metropolitan markets, today announced the sale of three properties. The properties include a Mainstay Suites and a Comfort Inn in Frederick, MD and a Four Points in Revere, MA.
On a trailing twelve month property-level earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (“Hotel EBITDA”) basis, the Company sold the Frederick properties for 12.3 times and the Revere property for 12.4 times.
“As part of our strategy to opportunistically recycle capital, we have implemented a plan to explore the sale of certain non-core brands and assets in locations that we believe have less opportunity for growth in the future,” stated Mr. Jay H. Shah, Hersha Hospitality’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased that even in this challenging environment we were able to negotiate deals at favorable multiples, which along with additional sales that we are pursuing, indicates that there is a market for limited service hotels. We intend to continue our asset disposition program for non-core properties and to pay down debt to create greater financial flexibility as we navigate through this turbulent cycle.”
Hersha is selling the Frederick properties, with a total of 145 rooms,
for $10.3 million. The 180-room Four Points Reserve is a joint-venture
in which the Company is selling its 55% interest for $2.5 million. Net
proceeds from the sales are expected to total $7.1 million, and the Company
will record a net gain of approximately $1.2 million in the third quarter
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The sales of the Frederick facilities closed on July 14, 2009 and the Revere asset sale is expected to close in the third quarter of 2009. The pending disposition is subject to conditions beyond the Company’s control, and there can be no assurance that this disposition will occur at the time or on the terms currently expected.
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