BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today announced that it has successfully executed a new $81.0 million non-recourse, secured loan with PNC Bank, N.A. at a fixed annual interest rate of 3.69 percent. The loan has a term of seven years and is secured by a first mortgage on the Company’s 450-room Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California. Proceeds from the loan will be used to fund future acquisitions and for general business purposes.
“Our balance sheet remains strong, and we continue to be well capitalized to take advantage of acquisition opportunities in the marketplace.”
“We are extremely pleased with the terms and execution of this debt financing, and our continued ability to access the debt markets to reap the benefits of the very attractive interest rate environment,” stated Raymond D. Martz, Chief Financial Officer for Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “Our balance sheet remains strong, and we continue to be well capitalized to take advantage of acquisition opportunities in the marketplace.”
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.
This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995, including with regard to the anticipated use of proceeds. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “potential,” “intend,” “expect,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “approximately,” “believe,” “could,” “project,” “predict,” “forecast,” “continue,” “assume,” “plan,” references to “outlook” or other similar words or expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and can include future expectations, future plans and strategies, financial and operating projections and forecasts and other forward-looking information and estimates. No assurance can be given that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the state of the U.S. economy and the supply of hotel properties, and other factors as are described in greater detail in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.
For further information about the Company’s business and financial results, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of the Company’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained at the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.pebblebrookhotels.com.
All information in this release is as of December 27, 2012. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no duty to update the statements in this release to conform the forward-looking statements to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations.
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