RLJ Lodging Trust Acquires Two Assets for $120M
Friday May 23rd, 2014 - 9:34AM E
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BETHESDA, MD—RLJ Lodging Trust has acquired two West Coast hotels, the 256-room Courtyard Portland City Center in Portland, OR, and the 293-room Embassy Suites Irvine Orange County in Irvine, CA, in an off-market transaction.
The combined purchase price is $120.0 million. The purchase price represents a forward capitalization rate of approximately 7.4% on the hotels’ combined projected 2015 net operating income. The hotels' 2013 aggregate revenue per available room is greater than $116, which is approximately a 10% premium to RLJ’s reported 2013 RevPAR.
The transaction was funded with cash available on RLJ Lodging Trust’s balance sheet and its revolving credit facility. The company expects to use proceeds from its recently announced follow-on offering to subsequently repay its revolving credit facility.
With the addition of these two hotels, RLJ Lodging Trust now owns 148 properties, consisting of 146 hotels with approximately 23,000 rooms, and two planned hotel conversions located in 21 states and the District of Columbia.
Tags: RLJ Lodging Trust • Hospitality • Acquisitions •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.