Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) (the Company or Apple Hospitality) today announced the acquisition of the 160-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown St. Paul (the Hotel) for a purchase price of $31.7 million, or approximately $198,000 per key.
The Hampton Inn & Suites is ideally located in downtown St. Paul and benefits from the areas wide variety of corporate, leisure and healthcare demand generators, said Nelson Knight, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Apple Hospitality. St. Paul is a vibrant city with a diversified economy, home to numerous corporate offices including 3M, Ecolab, The Travelers Companies and Securian Financial Group. The Hotel, which opened in November of 2016, complements our existing portfolio and is consistent with our strategy of investing in rooms-focused hotels that are aligned with industry-leading brands and located in markets that provide a wealth of business drivers and strengthen the geographic diversification of our portfolio.
The Hotel is located at 200 7th Street West in St. Paul, Minnesota, across the street from Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul RiverCentre, the Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and within five miles of the recently opened Allianz Field. The Hotel is within walking distance of the Mississippi River and St. Pauls wide variety of dining options, entertainment venues and recreational activities. In addition, four major healthcare facilities are near the Hotel including Childrens Minnesota St. Paul Hospital, United Hospital, Regions Hospital and HealthEast St. Josephs Hospital. According to data provided by STR for the trailing 12 months ended January 31, 2019, RevPAR for the Minneapolis/St. Paul market improved by 4.5 percent, as compared to the prior 12-month period.
Apple Hospitality acquired the Hotel from a subsidiary of Vista Host. Following this acquisition, the Apple Hospitality portfolio includes 242 hotels with more than 30,900 guest rooms geographically diversified throughout 34 states.
About Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.
Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns one of the largest and most diverse portfolios of upscale, rooms-focused hotels in the United States. Apple Hospitalitys portfolio consists of 242 hotels with more than 30,900 guest rooms located in 88 markets throughout 34 states. Franchised with industry-leading brands, the Companys portfolio comprises 114 Marriott-branded hotels, 127 Hilton-branded hotels and one Hyatt-branded hotel. For more information, please visit www.applehospitalityreit.com.
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Kelly Clarke, Vice President, Investor