FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (NYSE: FCH) today announced that it has agreed to sell the 222-room Embassy Suites – Anaheim-North hotel for $25.5 million. Urban Common, the purchaser, has made a $1.3 million hard money deposit toward the purchase price. The sale is expected to close in late August. FelCor will use the net proceeds to repay a portion of the $88 million balance on the CMBS loan that matures in 2013.
As part of its long-term portfolio repositioning strategy, which includes the sale of 39 non-strategic hotels, FelCor is currently marketing 10 hotels, including the hotel announced today. Including this sale, FelCor will have sold 16 of the 25 hotels that it has brought to market since December 2010.
FelCor, a real estate investment trust, owns 70 primarily upper-upscale, full-service hotels that are located in major and resort markets throughout 22 states. FelCor partners with leading hotel companies to operate its diversified portfolio of hotels, which are flagged under globally recognized names such as, Doubletree ®, Embassy Suites ®, Fairmont ®, Hilton ®, Marriott ®, Renaissance ®, Sheraton ®, Westin ® and Holiday Inn ®, and premier independent hotels in New York. Additional information can be found on the Company's Web site at www.felcor.com.With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this news release include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws that are qualified by cautionary statements herein and in FelCor’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in our expectations.