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SAN DIEGO (March 20, 2019) – Driftwood Acquisitions and Development (DAD) – a privately held investment firm specializing in the acquisition, development and investment syndication of quality hotel assets – announces its entry into the California market with the $85.7 million acquisition of the 353-key Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego. The firm also intends to develop a second hotel on the southwest corner of the same site.

DAD is inviting accredited investors to co-invest in this hotel through its unique syndication platform, which allows clients to invest in institutional-quality, fully-financed, income-producing hotel projects in the United States.             

“San Diego’s diversity of demand generators has made the area a leading year-round destination for business and leisure travelers,” said Carlos J. Rodriguez, chairman and chief executive officer of DAD. “In 2018, San Diego hosted almost 36 million visitors who spent $11.5 billion during their stay. The Marriott Mission Valley has demonstrated strong year-over-year growth since its common areas renovation in 2017. All of this points to the property’s potential to yield exceptional returns for our investors.”

DAD will pursue continual operational growth initiatives at the Marriott Mission Valley, including carrying out a multimillion dollar capital improvement program, encompassing full guest room renovations and further upgrades to the outdoor pool area.

Recognizing San Diego’s further potential as a lodging market, DAD will parcel a 1.75-acre piece of land located on the current 7.4-acre Marriott Mission Valley hotel site. The proposed 130,000-square-foot, 150-key hotel will include 5,000 square feet of meeting space and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Construction is estimated to begin in 2021.

Built in 1988, Marriott Mission Valley is located at 8757 Rio San Diego Drive. The 353-key property has over 37,000 square feet of meeting and event space, with hotel amenities including Dine Entertain Network (DEN) Restaurant, M Club Lounge, a business center, fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and convenience store.

Since launching in 2015, DAD has built a portfolio that includes 17 operating hotels and two new-build developments under construction. All of its properties are managed by DAD’s sister company, Driftwood Hospitality Management (DHM), a leader in providing solutions-based services for the domestic and international hotel industry with over 20 years of expertise in hotel acquisition, development, repositioning, renovation and operations.    

About Driftwood Acquisitions & Development

Driftwood Acquisitions & Development, LP (DAD) is a Miami, Florida-based company with a first-of-its-kind business model allowing accredited investors to co-invest in fully financed, institutional-quality, cash-flowing hotel assets at low entry points (minimum $50,000 investment). DAD selectively acquires high-quality hotel assets with its own capital, installs new professional management, and then allows clients to participate in the investment.

DAD is also a reputable leader in the EB-5 Investor program, a government initiative to attract foreign investment to create jobs in the U.S. Since its founding in 2015, DAD has helped foreign investors secure U.S. resident status and created hundreds of jobs by developing EB-5 qualified hotels. For more information, please visit www.dadlp.com.           

About Driftwood Hospitality Management

Driftwood Hospitality Management is a leader in providing solutions-based services for the domestic and international hotel industry. Driftwood works with award winning franchises, nationally recognized hospitality brands and major resort destinations in top markets around the United States and Costa Rica. Headquartered in North Palm Beach, Florida, Driftwood has additional offices in Miami, Arizona and Costa Rica to serve hotels across the United States and internationally. The Driftwood Hospitality executive team provides more than two decades of combined hotel experience with a focus on hotel operations. Driftwood’s goal is to capitalize upon growth opportunities, form strategic partnerships, and work with under-performing hotels in various markets to ensure long-term growth. With over 15 years of expertise in acquisition, development, repositioning, renovations, and hotel operations, Driftwood brings a tailored approach to each property and market, ensuring that clients receive the highest level of service and are positioned for growth.  For more information, please visit www.driftwoodhospitality.com.

Contact: Tony Figueroa

afigueroa@krepspr.com / 305.663.3543

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