Host Marriott Corporation Closes Sales of the Vail Marriott And Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotels

Marriott BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Host Marriott Corporation
(NYSE: HMT) today announced that it has closed on the previously announced sale of the Vail Marriott hotel to Vail Resorts Inc. The Company also announced the closing of the sale of the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center hotel to the Shaner Hotel Group. Total sale proceeds for the two properties were approximately $65 million. Approximately $20 million of the proceeds will be used to repay the remaining outstanding balance under the revolving credit facility, with the balance being retained for general corporate purposes.
Host Marriott is a lodging real estate investment trust which currently owns or holds controlling interests in 122 upper upscale and luxury hotel properties primarily operated under the Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt, Four Seasons and Swissotel brand names. For further information on Host Marriott Corporation, please visit the company's website at http://www.hostmarriott.com.

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