BETHESDA, Md.–September 27, 2019 –Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today announced that it closed on the sale of the 82-room Hotel Madera in Washington, D.C. for $23.3 million to a third party.
The sale price of $23.3 million reflects a 14.3x EBITDA multiple and a 5.7% 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 14.1x EBITDA multiple and a 5.9% net operating income capitalization rate.
Following the sale of Hotel Madera, the Company has completed a total of $1.3 billion of asset sales as part of its strategic disposition plan, and year to date, the Company has completed a total of $449.0 million of asset sales towards its goal of $600.0 million, which reflects a 15.7x EBITDA multiple and a 5.5% net operating income capitalization rate based on the hotels’ performance for 2018. The net operating income capitalization rates above are after an assumed annual capital reserve of 4.0% of total hotel revenues.
Proceeds from the sale of Hotel Madera 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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