BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DiamondRock Hospitality Company (the "Company") (NYSE: DRH), a lodging-focused real estate investment trust that owns a portfolio of 26 premium hotels in the United States, today announced that it has completed the sale of the Torrance Marriott South Bay.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040708/DCTH028 )
"The sale of the Torrance Marriott marks the continued successful execution of our strategic capital recycling program. We completed the sale of the non-core Torrance Marriott and will redeploy those proceeds into a core hotel, the state-of-the-art Hilton Garden Inn being completed in Times Square. We believe this is a winning formula," stated Mark W. Brugger, President and Chief Executive Officer of DiamondRock Hospitality Company.
The Company sold the 487-room Torrance Marriott South Bay, to an unaffiliated third party for proceeds of approximately $76 million, including credit for the hotel's replacement reserve. The Torrance Marriott South Bay generated $5.4 million of Hotel Adjusted EBITDA during the trailing four quarters ending September 30, 2013.
About the Company
DiamondRock Hospitality Company is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) that is an owner of a leading portfolio of geographically diversified hotels concentrated in top gateway markets and destination resort locations. The Company owns 26 premium quality hotels with over 11,100 rooms. The Company has strategically positioned its hotels to generally be operated under the leading global brands such as Hilton, Marriott, and Westin. For further information on the Company and its portfolio, please visit DiamondRock Hospitality Company's website at www.drhc.com
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as "believe," "expect," "intend," "project," "forecast," "plan" and other similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions and forecasts of future results. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. These risks include, but are not limited to: national and local economic and business conditions, including the potential for additional terrorist attacks, that will affect occupancy rates at the Company's hotels and the demand for hotel products and services; operating risks associated with the hotel business; risks associated with the level of the Company's indebtedness; relationships with property managers; the ability to compete effectively in areas such as access, location, quality of accommodations and room rate structures; changes in travel patterns, taxes and government regulations which influence or determine wages, prices, construction procedures and costs; risks associated with the development of a hotel by a third-party developer; and other risk factors contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. All information in this release is as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.
SOURCE DiamondRock Hospitality Company
Sean Mahoney, (240) 744-1150