Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Executes Contract to Sell InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta and Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the "Company") today announced that it executed a contract to sell the 422-room InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia and the 237-room Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. for $331.0 million to a third party.
For Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, the contracted sale price reflects a 15.1x EBITDA multiple and a 5.7% net operating income capitalization rate based on the hotel's operating performance for 2018. Based on the hotel's estimated 2019 operating performance, the contracted sales price reflects a 15.2x EBITDA multiple and a 5.7% net operating income capitalization rate.
For both properties combined, the contracted sale price reflects a 14.2x EBITDA multiple and a 6.1% net operating income capitalization rate based on the hotels' operating performance for 2018. Based on the hotels' estimated 2019 operating performance, the contracted sales price reflects a 13.7x EBITDA multiple and a 6.4% net operating income capitalization rate. All the above net operating income capitalization rates are after an assumed annual capital reserve of 4.0% of total hotel revenues.
The sale of InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta and Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is subject to normal closing conditions, and the Company offers no assurances that this sale will be completed on these terms, or at all. The Company is targeting to complete the sale in the first quarter of 2020 and continues to be encouraged with pricing levels and overall buyer interest in the investment markets.
About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust ("REIT") organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full-service hotels located in urban markets in major gateway cities. The Company owns 25 hotels, including 19 wholly owned hotels with a total of 4,615 guest rooms and a 49% joint venture interest in six hotels with a total of 1,733 guest rooms. The Company owns, or has an ownership interest in, hotels located in ten states and the District of Columbia, including 16 markets: Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Santa Monica, California; West Hollywood, California; Miami, Florida; Buckhead, Georgia; Bethesda, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York, New York; Portland, Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Columbia River Gorge, Washington; Seattle, Washington; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.pebblebrookhotels.com.