Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN) (the “company”), a real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in the ownership of premium-branded, select-service hotels in the upscale and upper midscale segments, today announced the closing of the company’s eleventh hotel acquisition since its February 2011 initial public offering as well as the sale of two land parcels in Boise, ID. Hotel Acquisition The company acquired an 83-room Hampton Inn & Suites in Nashville (Smyrna), TN for a purchase price of $8.0 million. In addition to the purchase price, the company expects to spend approximately $0.5 million for improvements at the hotel. The company anticipates a post-renovation estimated NTM capitalization rate based on management’s current estimate of EBITDA for the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2013 in the range of 8.5 to 9.5 percent. “This Hampton Inn & Suites is a textbook acquisition for us,” said Dan Hansen, company president and CEO. “It hits all the points of our simple goal of acquiring top brands in top markets at great cap rates. This hotel also gives us the added advantage of clustering properties as we’ve demonstrated in many markets across the country. We’re excited about the Nashville market, and this hotel and the Hilton Garden Inn we acquired last month in the same market are both great additions to our portfolio. This consistent execution of our strategy is how we provide value to our investors. ” Land Sale Two parcels of land adjacent to the company’s properties in Boise, ID have been sold to Boise State University for use as an off-campus Park & Ride facility. Net proceeds of approximately $1.4 million will be used to reduce outstanding debt. “This sale reflects our commitment to cultivating and improving our asset base to maximize total return for our investors,” said Hansen. “This conservative, disciplined approach helps us continue on our path of steady, orderly growth of our portfolio through accretive acquisitions and strategic dispositions of non-core assets.”
About Summit Hotel PropertiesSummit Hotel Properties, Inc. is a self-advised REIT focused on acquiring and owning premium-branded select-service hotels in the upscale and upper midscale segments. As of July 10, 2012, the company’s portfolio consisted of 73 hotels with a total of 7,490 guestrooms located in 20 states. Additional information about Summit may be found at the company’s website, www.shpreit.com. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains statements that are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “potential,” “intend,” “expect,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “approximately,” “believe,” “could,” “project,” “predict,” “forecast,” “continue,” “plan” or other similar words or expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and can include future expectations, future plans and strategies, financial and operating projections, including projections based on management’s current estimate of EBITDA for newly acquired hotels, or other forward-looking information. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, not all of which are known to the company and many of which are beyond the company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the state of the U.S. economy, supply and demand in the hotel industry and other factors as are described in greater detail in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. Unless legally required, the company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.