Host Hotels & Resorts Acquires Hotel Van Zandt and Disposes of Sheraton Boston
The Company funded the acquisition with approximately
This recently constructed hotel opened in 2015 with rooms that range in size from 330 to 1,100 square feet, including 52 suites. The hotel offers 13,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and three F&B outlets including a rooftop pool bar and a full-service restaurant with a stage and nightly live music.
In addition to the
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1 Consistent with industry practice, we calculate the EBITDA multiple as the ratio of the purchase price to the property’s EBITDA. EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. The comparable GAAP metric to EBITDA multiple is the ratio of the purchase price to net income. The ratio of the purchase price to 2019 net income is 22.4x based on net income of
2 Disposition multiples are calculated as the ratio between the sales price (plus estimated avoided capital expenditures) and 2019 EBITDA. The ratio of the purchase price to 2019 net income for the Sheraton Boston is 18.2x. The Sheraton Boston 2019 net income is
3 The blended EBITDA multiple is based on 2019 operations for
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