Ashford to sell 23-property portfolio

Ashford Hospitality Trust plans to sell 23 select-service hotels, the majority of which are brand-managed, and will take an opportunistic approach to selling the remaining select-service hotels in the future. In addition, the Company will redefine its investment strategy to focus predominantly on upper upscale, full-service hotels. The Company's advisor, Ashford, may separately pursue sponsoring a select-service platform.

The for-sale 23 select-service hotel portfolio totals 4,308 rooms, is encumbered by approximately $190 million of long term fixed rate debt and approximately $187 million of maturing or floating rate debt for total debt of approximately $377 million. The current trailing 12-month NOI for the portfolio is approximately $44.0 million, and the trailing 12-month RevPAR for the portfolio is approximately $88. It is anticipated that the proceeds from this sale will be redeployed into assets that are consistent with Ashford Trust's redefined strategy: predominately upper upscale, full-service hotels.

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