LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) announced that it has closed on the sale of the Hilton Alexandria Old Town for $93.4 million. The Company acquired the hotel in May 2004 for $59.0 million.
“The Hilton Alexandria Old Town was a wonderful long term investment for us,” said Michael D. Barnello, President and Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Hotel Properties. “The asset delivered an unleveraged IRR of 13.5 percent over 10 plus years.”
Proceeds from the transaction will be used to reduce borrowings on the Company’s Senior Unsecured Credit Facility and redeem the remaining $58.7 million of 7.25 percent Series G Preferred Shares. The Preferred Share redemption will close on July 3, 2014.
LaSalle Hotel Properties is a leading multi-operator real estate investment trust. The Company owns 45 hotels. The properties are upscale, full-service hotels, totaling approximately 11,300 guest rooms in 14 markets in 10 states and the District of Columbia. The Company focuses on owning, redeveloping and repositioning upscale, full-service hotels located in urban, resort and convention markets. LaSalle Hotel Properties seeks to grow through strategic relationships with premier lodging companies, including Westin Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Outrigger Lodging Services, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Benchmark Hospitality, White Lodging Services Corporation, Commune Hotels and Resorts, Davidson Hotel Company, Denihan Hospitality Group, the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC, Accor, Destination Hotels & Resorts, HEI Hotels & Resorts, JRK Hotel Group, Inc., Viceroy Hotel Group, Highgate Hotels and Access Hotels & Resorts.
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