Braemar Hotels & Resorts Provides Business Update
December 10, 2020 at 08:00 AM EST
DALLAS, Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Braemar Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: BHR) ("Braemar" or the "Company") today provided an update on its hotel operations. The table provided in this release includes monthly operating information for the Company's portfolio for the months of October and November.
The Company also announced that as of December 3, 2020, forward bookings for rooms revenue for December 2020 reflect a 39% decrease from the forward bookings for rooms revenue for December 2019, calculated as of the same time in the prior year. In addition, as of December 3, 2020, forward bookings for rooms revenue for January 2021 reflect a 36% decrease from the forward bookings for rooms revenue for January 2020, calculated as of the same time in the prior year. As of December 9, 2020, the average daily rate for all forward bookings through March 2021 is over $400.
"We continue to be pleased with the recovery trends we are seeing at our hotels during these challenging times," said Richard J. Stockton, Braemar's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Across our entire portfolio, our average daily rate was 12% higher in November than in the same month last year. Total hotel revenue for November was down only 55%, which is 5% better year-over-year than it was in October. Although virus cases have been on the rise lately, we are encouraged by the news regarding vaccines and believe our portfolio is well-positioned as we come out of this pandemic."
Braemar Hotels & Resorts is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in luxury hotels and resorts.
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These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including, without limitation: the impact of COVID-19 (including on cancellation rates) and the rate of adoption and efficacy of vaccines to prevent COVID-19 on our business and investment strategy; the ability of the Company's advisor, Ashford Inc., to continue as a going concern; the timing and outcome of the Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation; anticipated or expected purchases or sales of assets; our projected operating results; completion of any pending transactions; our understanding of our competition; market trends; projected capital expenditures; and the impact of technology on our operations and business. Such forward-looking statements are based on our beliefs, assumptions, and expectations of our future performance taking into account all information currently known to us. These beliefs, assumptions, and expectations can change as a result of many potential events or factors, not all of which are known to us. If a change occurs, our business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, plans, and other objectives may vary materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements. You should carefully consider this risk when you make an investment decision concerning our securities. These and other risk factors are more fully discussed in Braemar's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The forward-looking statements included in this press release are only made as of the date of this press release. The Company can give no assurance that these forward-looking statements will be attained or that any deviation will not occur. We are not obligated to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, changes in expectations or otherwise.
SOURCE Braemar Hotels & Resorts Inc.