During the second quarter, the Company invested $11.7 million in capital improvements throughout its portfolio. The Company’s capital investments included $2.6 million at the Affinia 50, $1.5 million at Hotel Zetta, $1.3 million at Vintage Park Seattle, and $1.2 million at Sofitel Philadelphia.
In January 2013, the Company commenced a $4.5 million refurbishment of the Sofitel Philadelphia guest rooms and corridors, which it completed in April 2013.
Also in January, the Company, along with its joint venture partner, commenced an $18.0 to $20.0 million comprehensive renovation, reconfiguration and expansion of the Affinia 50, which includes renovating the guest rooms, corridors, lobby, public areas and exterior. The reconfiguration of the hotel will increase the number of guest rooms by almost 20 percent, from 210 to 251. The project is on schedule and on budget and is expected to be substantially complete by the fourth quarter of 2013. The Company expects to fund its 49 percent pro rata interest of the remaining total project costs with available cash.
In June 2013, the Company, along with its joint venture partner, completed a $7.3 million renovation of the Affinia Manhattan lobby, entry, back-of-house and meeting space, which included the reconfiguration and creation of 2,167 square feet of additional meeting space. The completion of these improvements concludes the third and final phase of the multi-year $35.0 million comprehensive renovation of the property.
In addition to its capital reinvestment programs, Pebblebrook remains committed to implementing a comprehensive array of asset management best practices, initiatives and operating efficiencies throughout its portfolio to boost hotel revenues and improve operating efficiencies in a continuous effort to drive strong margin growth. Since its first hotel acquisition in 2010, the Company has identified approximately $16.7 million of annualized best practices and asset management opportunities throughout its portfolio that it has either implemented or is in the process of implementing.