DALLAS, Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) ("Ashford Trust" or the "Company") announced today that it has successfully refinanced four mortgage loans with existing outstanding balances totaling approximately $415 million. The previous mortgage loans that were refinanced were the Wachovia 1, Wachovia 2 and Wachovia 6 loans with final maturity dates in April 2017, and the JP Morgan Chase Marriott Fremont loan with a final maturity date in August 2019. The new loan totals $450 million, and the next non-extendable debt maturity for the Company is a $16 million loan that matures in June 2017.
The mortgage loans were refinanced through one new mortgage loan with a two-year initial term and four one-year extension options, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions. The loan is interest only, provides for a floating interest rate of LIBOR + 4.55%, and contains flexible release provisions for the potential sale of assets. The loan is secured by eighteen hotels: Courtyard Basking Ridge, Courtyard Newark, Courtyard Oakland, Courtyard Plano, Courtyard Scottsdale, Residence Inn Newark, Residence Inn Phoenix, Residence Inn Plano, SpringHill Suites Glen Allen, SpringHill Suites Manhattan Beach, SpringHill Suites Plymouth Meeting, Towneplace Suites Manhattan Beach, Embassy Suites Flagstaff, Marriott Bridgewater, Marriott Raleigh Durham, Marriott Suites Dallas, Sheraton Bucks County, and Marriott Fremont.
"We are pleased to close this refinancing which addressed the vast majority of our 2017 debt maturities," said Monty J. Bennett, Ashford Trust's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This transaction is another example of our proactive management of our balance sheet, and we will continue to look for additional opportunities such as this to maximize value for our shareholders."
Ashford Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing opportunistically in the hospitality industry in upper upscale, full-service hotels.
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