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Concord Hospitality Sells 13-Hotel Portfolio for $240 Million

Retains Management Under Long-term Agreement.

Monday, April 21, 2014
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Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company
Hotel Developer/Owner/Operator

Concord Hospitality Enterprises today announced the sale of a portfolio of 13 premium-branded, select-service hotels to companies owned by a global investment fund for approximately $240 million in an all-cash transaction. Concord will continue to operate the hotels under a long-term management agreement. The portfolio is comprised of a total of 1650 rooms representing 11 Marriott and two Hilton-branded hotels.

"This sale is a continuation of our on-going plan to strategically sell stabilized assets while retaining management,” said Mark Laport, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “This gives our investors an attractive return on their development investment while providing long-term, sustainable growth opportunities for the companies that buy these assets.”

“With the exception of one hotel, the average age of the hotels is under five years old, and all were developed, rebranded or substantially updated by Concord, so they bring with them our reputation for quality construction and adding value through best in class sales and operations management," Laport said. “Each hotel is in excellent physical condition, and we are working closely with the brands to implement any necessary Product Improvement Plans (PIP) to ensure the hotels sustain strong RevPAR premiums well into the future.”

Mark Elliott of Hodges Ward Elliott was the lead broker in the transaction.

“Concord remains very committed to developing in markets where we see long-term potential,” Laport said. “We currently have 10 hotels under construction at a cost of approximately $440 million with financing in place and expect to open all of them over the next 18 months. We have an additional eight premium branded hotels well along the development process at a cost of approximately $400 million." Laport also asserted Concord's continued commitment to developing LEED Certified hotels, with this wave of construction.

According to Laport, Concord will continue to focus its acquisition and development efforts in locations with high or growing concentrations of medical, educational, banking and technology industries, while growing its third party management sector through retained management of sold assets and strategic alliances with other ownership groups.

As the company expands, it continues to win awards for excellence, recently garnering 21 Marriott performance awards for excellence in operations, development and community support.

About HWE
Hodges Ward Elliott, Inc. ("HWE") is the leading hotel brokerage and investment-banking firm in the U.S. providing total capital solutions, including hotel sales, recapitalizations and debt placement for our clients. Since 2013, HWE has sold or financed approximately $5.0 billion in lodging transactions. For further information, visit www.hwehotels.com.

About Concord Hospitality
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, an award-winning hotel management and development company based in Raleigh, N.C., owns and-or manages more than 90 hotels comprised of more than 13,000 guest rooms in 21 states and 2 Canadian provinces. The company operates hotels and resorts under leading brand affiliations including Choice Hotels, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott and Starwood, as well as select independent boutique hotels. Concord properties are some of the most awarded hotels in the country, having won nearly 100 top honors in the past two years alone.

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