DiamondRock Hospitality Company Completes Refinancing of Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown
June 30, 2020 at 16:05 PM EDT
BETHESDA, Md., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DiamondRock Hospitality Company (the "Company") (NYSE: DRH) announced today that it has refinanced its only material near-term debt obligation by closing on a $48 million mortgage loan secured by the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown.
"This new loan further bolsters DiamondRock's balance sheet and provides financial flexibility during the current disruption in travel demand caused by COVID-19," said Mark W. Brugger, President and Chief Executive Officer of DiamondRock Hospitality Company.
The loan proceeds were used to repay the existing $52.5 million mortgage loan secured by the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown. The new loan matures in January 2022 with an option to extend maturity to January 2023, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions. The new loan bears interest at LIBOR plus 325 basis points over a 100 basis points LIBOR floor.
The Company's debt maturity schedule is now as follows:
About the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown
The 510-room Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown is one of Salt Lake City's premier hotels, having won AAA's Four Diamond Award for more than 20 consecutive years. The property offers approximately 22,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is located directly across from the Salt Palace Convention Center and is connected to the Crossroads Plaza Mall, as well as being minutes from numerous other top attractions.
About the Company
DiamondRock Hospitality Company is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns a portfolio of hotels located in highly desirable destination resort markets and key gateway cities. The Company's 31 high quality hotels contain over 10,000 rooms and are strategically positioned under either leading global brands or as unique boutique hotels/resorts in the lifestyle segment. For further information on the Company and its portfolio, please visit DiamondRock Hospitality Company's website at www.drhc.com.
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