Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR) (“Xenia” or the “Company”) announced it has acquired Fairmont Pittsburgh, a 185-room luxury hotel located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a purchase price of $30 million, or approximately $162,000 per key. The acquisition was funded with cash available on the Company’s balance sheet. The purchase price represents an estimated 11.0x multiple on 2018 forecasted Hotel EBITDA. Xenia currently forecasts that the hotel will generate approximately $0.9 million of Hotel EBITDA during the remainder of 2018.
“We are excited to acquire Fairmont Pittsburgh, the leading luxury hotel and RevPAR market leader in Pittsburgh, a market that has become one of the most dynamic regional economies in the country,” said Marcel Verbaas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xenia. “The acquisition of this unique asset, at a price per key significantly below replacement cost and an attractive EBITDA multiple, will contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the quality of our portfolio and further diversify our portfolio location and asset mix. While the hotel is in good physical condition, we believe we will be able to drive earnings growth as we integrate the hotel into our platform and further enhance the property’s position as the premier luxury hotel in the market.”
Fairmont Pittsburgh features 185 spacious rooms, 12,000 square feet of meeting space, a 6,000 square foot health club and spa, and a newly renovated bar and restaurant, “fl. 2”. Built in 2010, the LEED Gold Certified Property has consistently been ranked as the best hotel in Pittsburgh by US News and World Report.
The hotel is strategically located in the center of Downtown Pittsburgh, in close proximity to five Fortune 500 company headquarters, 23 million square feet of Class A office space, three venues home to Pittsburgh’s professional football, baseball, and hockey teams, and internationally renowned museums and theaters. The hotel is part of Three PNC Plaza, a mixed-use building which contains four separate and complimentary uses, including a 330-space below-ground parking garage, a 305,000 square foot office component, 28 residential condominiums, and Fairmont Pittsburgh.
The hotel’s strong operating performance will be accretive to the overall Xenia portfolio, with RevPAR of $194.72 during the trailing 12 months ending July 31, 2018. Fairmont Pittsburgh becomes the 40th hotel in Xenia’s high-quality portfolio of luxury and upper upscale hotels and the Company’s second Fairmont hotel.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has more than 70 hotels globally, with several more in development. It is owned by AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group offering unique experiences in more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences around the globe.
About Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a self-advised and self-administered REIT that invests primarily in premium full service and lifestyle hotels, with a focus on the top 25 U.S. lodging markets as well as key leisure destinations in the United States. The Company owns 40 hotels, including 38 wholly owned hotels, comprising 11,239 rooms, across 17 states and the District of Columbia. Xenia’s hotels are primarily in the luxury and upper upscale segments, and operated and/or licensed by industry leaders such as Marriott®, Hyatt®, Kimpton®, Fairmont®, Hilton®, and Loews®, as well as leading independent management companies including Sage Hospitality, The Kessler Collection, Urgo Hotels & Resorts, and Davidson Hotels & Resorts. For more information on Xenia’s business, refer to the Company website at www.xeniareit.com.