Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
September 13, 2021 
DiamondRock Hospitality Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
Maryland 001-32514 20-1180098
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2 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 1400
BethesdaMD 20814
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Common Stock, $0.01 par valueDRHNew York Stock Exchange
8.250% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per shareDRH Pr ANew York Stock Exchange
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This Current Report on Form 8-K (“Current Report”) 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,” “anticipate,” “position,” 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 impact of COVID-19 on occupancy rates at our hotels and the demand for hotel products and services, and those risks and uncertainties described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 1, 2021 and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed on May 7, 2021 and August 5, 2021. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. All information in this Current Report is as of the date of this Current Report, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in our expectations.

ITEM 7.01.Regulation FD Disclosure.

A copy of a slide presentation that DiamondRock Hospitality Company (the “Company”) intends to use at investor meetings is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K (“Current Report”) as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein. Additionally, the Company has posted the slide presentation in the investor relations/presentations section of its website at www.drhc.com.

The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section. The information in this Current Report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any incorporation by reference language in any such filing. This Current Report will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in this Current Report that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD.

ITEM 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

The following exhibits are included with this report:
Exhibit No. Description
99.1                    Investor Presentation - September 2021
101.SCH                Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL                Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF                Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB                Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE                Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
104                    Cover Page Interactive Data File

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: September 13, 2021  By: 
/s/ Briony R. Quinn
   Briony R. Quinn
   Senior Vice President and Treasurer

1The Landing, Lake Tahoe Investor Presentation | September 2021

2 Forward Looking Statements Certain statements made during this presentation are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements generally include the words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “estimate,” “project,” “will,” “intend” or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding, industry outlook, results of operations, cash flows, business strategies, growth and value opportunities, capital and other expenditures, financing plans, expense reduction initiatives and projected dispositions. Factors that could cause actual results to materially differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation, national and local economic and business conditions, including the impact of COVID-19 on occupancy rates at the Company’s hotels and the demand for hotel products and services, and those risks and uncertainties discussed in the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, which DiamondRock Hospitality Company (the “Company”) has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and which you should carefully review. The forward-looking statements made are based on our beliefs, assumptions and expectations of future performance, taking into account all information currently available to the Company. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements made in this presentation. The forward-looking statements made in this presentation are subject to the safe harbor of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made. 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 presentation is as of the date of this presentation, 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. This presentation contains statistics and other data that has been obtained or compiled from information made available by third-party service providers and believed to be reliable, but the accuracy and completeness of the information is not assured. The Company has not independently verified any such information.

3 Recent Events Strategic Transactions Operations • Acquired the 220-room Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana • 7.0% capitalization rate on 2019 NOI • 8.0% estimated stabilized capitalization rate • Acquired the 37-room Henderson Park Inn in Destin, Florida • 7.0% capitalization rate on TTM NOI (as of 7/31/21) • 8.0% estimated stabilized capitalization rate (1) The comparable operating information includes operating results for our 31-hotel portfolio, which includes our 2021 acquisitions and excludes our 2021 dispositions. (2) Forecast as of 9/10/21 Comparable Rolling Three Month Results As Of (1): June July August (2) Occ ADR RevPAR Occ ADR RevPAR Occ ADR RevPAR Resort 62.5% $342.62 $214.13 67.6% $350.63 237.07 70.4% $345.84 $243.54 Change from 2019 (14.1%) 29.5% 5.7% (10.6%) 37.1% 18.6% (8.8%) 37.8% 22.4% Urban 43.0% $156.64 $67.41 55.2% $172.00 $94.89 61.7% $177.65 $109.61 Change from 2019 (41.7%) (35.7%) (67.3%) (29.3%) (28.2%) (53.1%) (23.0%) (22.2%) (43.3%) Total Portfolio 48.3% $221.72 $107.09 58.5% $227.80 $133.34 64.1% $227.65 $145.83 Change from 2019 (34.2%) (10.9%) (47.8%) (24.3%) (6.6%) (33.9%) (19.1%) (2.8%) (25.2%)

4 Powerful Capital Recycling The Lexington Hotel ($185MM) Frenchman’s Reef ($35MM) $220MM Cash Proceeds Bourbon Orleans ($89MM) Henderson Park Inn ($28MM) • Accretive Recycling: Sold $220MM at 5.4% cap rate on 2019 NOI. Acquired $118MM at 6.2% cap rate on 2019 NOI • 63% of disposition NOI replaced using 54% of the disposition proceeds • Recycling Enhances Collateral Base: Lexington and Frenchman’s were not eligible assets for unencumbered covenant tests. Recycling the proceeds into unencumbered hotels provides significant enhancement to the covenant test performance. • Reduced exposure to union hotels • The Lexington (New York) • Frenchman’s Reef Marriott (USVI) Benefits of Transactions

5 Bourbon Orleans Hotel Acquisition ACQUISITION DATE 7/29/21 PURCHASE PRICE $81 MILLION LOCATION NEW ORLEANS, LA NUMBER OF ROOMS 220 KEY DEAL HIGHLIGHTS ■ Best located hotel in New Orleans. Corner of Bourbon and Orleans Streets in the center of French Quarter ■ Off-market acquisition of a rare fee-simple, fully- unencumbered hotel of scale in the French Quarter ■ Moratorium on new hotel construction in the French Quarter protects against new supply risks ■ Consistently recognized by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 25 hotels in New Orleans ■ One entire block of direct Bourbon Street retail frontage ■ 7% NOI yield on 2019A and forecast stabilization at an 8% NOI yield on total investment; $40,000 per key in Hotel EBITDA UPSIDE OPPORTUNITIES ■ Significant profit upside • Room segmentation and revenue management; 25% of inventory have balconies, 15% are bi- level suites • Enhanced F&B and event programming • Retail opportunities along Bourbon and Orleans Streets • Amenity and Cancellation Fees ■ Recapture excess space to create incremental keys (formerly 250) and event venue space ■ Reposition expansive but underutilized public spaces to maximize revenue ACCOLADES FOR NEW ORLEANS ■ Numerous “bucket list” demand generators: Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, 2025 Super Bowl, 2022 NCAA Final Four ■ #1 Place to Go In The World (New York Times) ■ #2 City in the United States (Travel + Leisure) ■ Platinum Choice Winner (Smart Meetings Magazine) ■ “South’s Best Food City” (Southern Living) ■ Gold Travvy Award Winner for “Best Culinary Destination in the USA” ■ #4 Most Popular Destination in the United States (TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards) HOTEL LOCATION

6 Henderson Park Inn Acquisition ACQUISITION DATE 7/30/21 PURCHASE PRICE $27.5 MILLION LOCATION DESTIN, FL NUMBER OF ROOMS 37 KEY DEAL HIGHLIGHTS ■ Consistently recognized by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 25 Hotels in the U.S. and named by Coastal Living as one of the 10 Best Beach Hotels in Florida ■ Best located resort in the market; A+ beachfront location on the white sands of Florida’s “Emerald Coast” ■ Explosive population growth in feeder markets (Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham); outpaced U.S. growth 2.5-to-1 ■ >$450+ annual ADR (2019A) or nearly 2x DRH portfolio average ■ 7% capitalization rate on trailing 12 months NOI; stabili- zation at 8% NOI yield or $70,000/key in Hotel EBITDA ■ Only independent beachfront resort in Destin UPSIDE OPPORTUNITIES ■ Significant revenue upside • Introduce room segmentation and variable pricing to formerly owner operated resort • Benefit from cluster and synergies with other DRH Resorts • Enhanced F&B programming ■ Covered Land Play: Purchase Price = Land Value. Fully entitled for larger oceanfront hotel or residential LOCATION AND FEEDER MARKETS

7 2020 FINANCIAL SUMMARY(1) Hotels (Rooms) 29 Hotels (~9K Rooms) Stock Price $8.58 2019 Implied EBITDA Multiple 10.5x 2019 Implied NOI Cap Rate 8.2% Enterprise Value per Key $320K . (1) Share price as of 9/9/21 (2) All figures Pro Forma for sale of Frenchman’s Reef (4/30/21) and The Lexington (est. 6/30/21) and acquisition of Henderson Park Inn (7/30/21) and Bourbon Orleans Hotel (7/29/21) (3) As of 12/31/2020. Source: Company Filings (4) Weighted by 2019 Actual EBITDA HIGH QUALITY BRANDS(2)(4)URBAN AND RESORT HOTELS IN TOP MARKETS(2)(4) DiamondRock at a Glance TOP TIER PORTFOLIO 2020 ADR(3) $233 $220 $209 $205 $203 $184 $178 $142 $120 $111 PEB HST DRH SHO XHR PK HT RLJ INN APLE (2) Unencumbered,  79% Encumbered,  21% Urban Gateway, 58%Resorts, 25% Urban Lifestyle , 16%

8 DiamondRock Balance Sheet Profile 10.4  9.5  8.8  6.3  4.7  3.9  3.7  3.5  1.5  1.2  AHT BHR HT INN PEB XHR DRH RLJ HST SHO LEVERAGE BELOW PEER AVERAGE(2) (1) As of 6/30/21 (2) Source: Baird. Net Debt plus preferred / 2019 Consensus EBITDA Note: Leverage calculation is not adjusted for estimated EBITDA contribution from Frenchman’s Reef Average: 5.4x $639MM liquidity available in cash and revolver capacity(1) $300MM+ of Investment Capacity

9 $648 $787 $1,227 $1,340 $1,409 DRH XHR SHO PK PEB Superior Asset Management: Tightest Cost Controls Average Monthly AFFO Burn Rate Per Key(1) (2) (1) Q2 2020 through Q2 2021 AFFO per key per month. (2) Third Quarter AFFO excludes noncash income tax valuation allowance recognized in the quarter of $12.4 million. Fourth Quarter AFFO excludes 2.2MM pandemic insurance claim. Most Peers Have Burned Nearly 80% More Than DiamondRock

10 All Demand Segments Improving Group • Group lead generation is now at ~95% of pre-COVID levels • Over 50% increase in leads in Q2 2021 over Q1 2021 • Group rates are 10% higher in 2022 • Converted 63% more definite group room nights with most activity in 2022 and beyond Business Transient • Room revenues increased 173% from Q1 to $21MM in the second quarter on a 24% sequential increase in ADR to $195 • "Return To Travel" expected to follow "Return to Office" Leisure • Revenue Increased 45% in Q2 2021 over Q1 2021

11Renaissance Charleston Historic District INTERNAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

12 $85MM of ROI Projects at 35%+ IRRs (1) Estimated Capital Spend and Estimated Incremental EBITDA based upon management proformas (2) Estimated IRR is calculated assuming a 3-year stabilization period and a 10.0x terminal multiple Property Project Estimated Capital Spend(1) Estimated Incremental EBITDA(1) Estimated IRR(2) Estimated Completion Sonoma Autograph Collection Conversion $9.8 $1.4 25% 2021 Vail Marriott Luxury Collection Brand Conversion $8.4 $3.4 88% 2021 Rooftop Renovation and F&B Concept $4.7 $0.7 27% 2021 Denver JW Marriott F&B and Public Space Renovation $2.5 $0.5 42% 2021 Luxury Collection Brand Conversion $3.6 $1.2 74% 2021 Charleston Renaissance F&B Repositioning $2.1 $0.5 52% 2021 Total Upcoming $31.1 $7.7 55% Orchards Inn Resort Repositioning $19.8 $2.6 22% 2022 The Landing Additional 17 Keys $6.1 $1.2 42% 2022 Boston Hilton Additional 29 Keys $6.0 $1.0 33% 2022 Total in Planning $31.9 $4.8 28% Active ROI Pipeline $63.0 $12.5 42% Shadow ROI Pipeline $25MM of Capital Spend Estimated 20%+ IRR

13 JW Marriott Cherry Creek Up-Branding Projects Create Value In 2022 Sonoma Renaissance Vail Marriott Project Cost $3.6MM IRR 74% Estimated Completion 2021 Project Cost $9.8MM IRR 25% Estimated Completion 2021 Project Cost $8.4MM IRR 88% Estimated Completion 2021 Note: Estimated IRR is calculated assuming a 3-year stabilization period and a 10.0x terminal multiple

14 Sweeping Marriott Deal Increases Portfolio Margins +50bp Vail Marriott Mountain Resort In 2020, DRH entered into an agreement with Marriott to alter several brand and management contracts. Franchise Conversions The following were converted from brand-managed to franchised properties: • Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta • Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown • The Lodge at Sonoma • Charleston Renaissance • Courtyard Manhattan 5th Avenue Up-Branding • The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort to up-brand to Luxury Collection Hotel • JW Marriott Cherry Creek to up-brand to Luxury Collection Hotel The Lexington Hotel The franchise agreement for The Lexington Hotel has been amended to provide termination Note: Refer to 8-K filed 8/31/20 here for additional terms

15 Created $350MM+ of New Investment Capacity Frenchman’s Reef The Lexington Hotel Transaction Details Proceeds Received $35MM + Promote Closing Date April 2021 Transaction Details Proceeds Received $185MM Closing Date June 2021 • Sold Frenchman’s Reef to an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group for • $35MM in cash plus a contingent profit participation • Received $240MM from insurance claim (Dec’19) • Saves $175MM on funding rebuild • Sold Lexington for $185MM • 6.3% capitalization rate on 2019 Hotel NOI • 5.8% capitalization rate on 2018 Hotel NOI

16 Targeting 50 Resort Micro-Markets and Lifestyle Cities Pipeline of Potential Investments Synergies with Existing Portfolio Mostly Off-Market Transactions Heavily Leisure-Oriented

17 ESG LEADERSHIP Cavallo Point, the Lodge at Golden Gate Bridge

18 Responsible Corporate Citizen ISS ESG Rankings(2) ISS-ESG Corporate Ranking Environmental Social Governance Currently Ranked in Top 1% of all US Real Estate Companies DiamondRock ranks in the top 5% of the Worldwide Real Estate Sector, earning an ISS ESG Prime designation (1) Lodging Peer Average is based on 17 Lodging Companies including 10 REITs (2) ISS will not provide Quality Ranking of peer set to DRH without enrolling in their advisory services, however score is relative to peer set GRESB Annual Results 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 DRH GRESB Score 50 53 75 81 84 Peer Score Average(1) 51 57 58 69 69 Index to Peer Score Average 98% 93% 129% 117% 122%


APPENDIX Havana Cabana Key West

21 DRH Lifestyle & Independent Strategy RATIONALE FOR TARGETING LIFESTYLE HOTELS, INDEPENDENTS, & SOFT BRANDS Target allocation will be achieved through acquisitions of lifestyle hotels, independents and soft brands and dispositions of traditional boxes CURRENT ALLOCATION(1) TARGET ALLOCATION Balances DRH’s existing portfolio Greater opportunity for smaller deals Reduces reliance on traditional brands Cultural shift toward experiential travel Lifestyle, Independent s, and Soft Brands, 40%Traditional Brands, 60% Lifestyle, Independent s, and Soft Brands, 67% Traditional Brands, 33% . (1) All figures Pro Forma for sale of Frenchman’s Reef (4/30/21) and pending sale of The Lexington (est. 6/30/21)

22 Experiential Travel Leads the Way Motor Vehicles Jewelry and Watches Home Furnishings Experiences 15-YEAR SPENDING CAGR (2004-2019) 0.8% 2.1% 2.2% 4.8% In the past decade, consumer spending in the US has seen a drastic shift toward experiences, rather than products or “things”. DiamondRock’s resort strategy capitalizes on this trend by offering the once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences that consumers are willing spend their excess income on. (1) Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis (2) Experiences include the following Bureau of Economic Analysis categories: accommodations, air travel, foreign travel by US residents, membership clubs, sports centers, parks, theaters, museums, casino gambling, and food services. (3) Source: Expedia and the Center for Generational Kinetics of Americans say they prioritize experiences over products of Generation Z and Millennials would sell their furniture or clothes to travel According to a recent survey, the Top 3 drivers of travel decisions are : Activities I will be doing on my trip Having a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience Having a cultural experience (1) (2) (3) (3) (3)

23 The Next Generation of Travel 20% Nearly 20% of Gen-Z respondents said they have stayed at a specific hotel or destination in order to score a positive response from followers on posts on their own social media channels. 25% 25% of millennials posted a trip on social media before booking in order to get the opinions of their followers SOCIAL MEDIA FUELED TOURISM(1) (1) Source: Expedia and the Center for Generational Kinetics 36% 36% of Generation Z have chosen a travel destination because they saw it on social media The future of travel will be dictated by the trends we see in Millennials (Generation Y) and Generation Z – who now account for 42.3% of the US population. These young generations have introduced the importance of social media into the travel landscape, turning to the platforms for trip inspiration and sometimes going on trips for the main purpose of sharing with followers. Research also shows that travel is more important to these generations and seeing the world is one of their top priorities in life. A survey conducted by Deloitte shows Millennials and Generation Z ranking their life ambitions in the following order: 1. See and travel the world 2. Earn high salary/be wealthy 3. Buy a home 4. Make positive impacts on society 5. Have children/start families GENERATIONAL TRENDS

24 The Post-COVID-Recovery Traveler 87% of respondents agree that having a trip planned in the future gives them something to look forward to 76% of respondents are creating their destination wish list for future travel 64% of respondents miss traveling so much that they are willing to give up social media for a month to go on vacation 56% of respondents say that they miss traveling so much they are willing to book a trip right now even if they might have to cancel SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS TRAVEL Consumers have a newly-heightened awareness to the values and ethics of companies and are choosing to travel with those providers that align with their own moral compass. • 72% of respondents are interested in traveling to destinations where they can help boost tourism revenue and support the local economy and small businesses that struggled through the pandemic • 69% of respondents want to choose an airline or hotel that values diversity and inclusion, and whose employees reflect a diverse customer base • 60% of respondents want to book trips with airlines that have made a carbon neutral commitment EMERGING DESTINATION TRENDS 75% 69% 75% of respondents are looking for experiences that provide a feel of ultimate privacy 69% of respondents are interested in visiting lesser-known cities and destinations Source: American Express 2021 Global Travel Trends Report

25 Resort Thesis Already Proven Successful EBITDA Multiple @ EBITDA Increase Investment ($MM) Purchase YE 2019 $MM Burlington Hilton $64 16.5x 8.9x $3.9 Charleston Renaissance $43 11.9x 7.0x $2.9 Fort Lauderdale Westin $167 14.8x 10.7x $5.5 Havana Cabana $54 12.2x 15.8x ($0.5) The Landing Resort & Spa $44 17.8x 25.9x ($0.7) Sedona - L'Auberge $67 15.8x 8.6x $3.6 Sedona - Orchards Inn $31 13.7x 14.2x ($0.1) Shorebreak $63 14.6x 11.5x $1.5 Sonoma Renaissance $40 10.7x 5.7x $4.0 Vail Marriott Mountain Resort $96 13.4x 8.7x $6.2 Total Resort $668 14.2x 9.9x $26.3 Note: Figures exclude Frenchman’s Reef, Cavallo Point and Barbary Beach House as these assets are either repositioned or currently under construction.

26 Strong, Growing Resort Market Presence NEW ORLEANS, LA DESTIN, FL Henderson Park Inn (Independent) Bourbon Hotel (Independent)

27 High Quality Portfolio in Key Gateway Markets UNDER CONTRACT