VANCOUVER, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ – American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (“AHIP“) (TSX: HOT.UN; OTCQX: AHOTF) announced today the grand re-opening of the 160-room Hampton Inn Harrisonburg University hotel located in Harrisonburg, Virginia (the “Property“) after successfully completing a $4.4 million brand mandated property improvement plan (“PIP“). Hampton Inn is a brand controlled by Hilton Worldwide.
The hotel remained open and operational despite the extensive renovations. An open house and client appreciation reception will take place at the Property in October 2015.
Mr. Rob O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer of AHIP commented, “The Hampton/Hilton PIP was designed to keep high-performing Hampton properties like the Harrisonburg University hotel at the leading edge of guest comfort and enhancing the overall guest experience. The signature exterior upgrade involved the conversion of the original roofline to a new illuminated roof cornice and upgrading the signage to the current brand standard. The Property’s fresh, contemporary look positions it to be the leading hotel within the Harrisonburg/James Madison University lodging market.”
Mr. O’Neill continued, “With the completion of this renovation, this marks the second major PIP that was successfully completed over the past few months to improve the operating performance of our branded hotels.”
The renovation was completed by AHIP’s exclusive hotel manager, Tower Rock Hotels & Resorts Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of O’Neill Hotels & Resorts Ltd.
Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “plan”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “intend”, “should”, and similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, without limitation, the future performance of the Property, the continued strength of the U.S. lodging market, and the value of the U.S. Dollar.
Forward-looking information is based on a number of key expectations and assumptions made by AHIP, including, without limitation: a reasonably stable North American economy and stock market and the continued strength of the U.S. lodging industry. Although the forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on what AHIP’s management believes to be reasonable assumptions, AHIP cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with such information.
Forward-looking information reflects current expectations of AHIP’s management regarding future events and operating performance as of the date of this news release. Such information involves significant risks and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, without limitation, those factors that can be found under “Risk Factors” in AHIP’s Annual Information Form dated March 27, 2015 and under “Risks and Uncertainties” in AHIP’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis dated August 12, 2015, both of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
The forward-looking statements contained herein represent AHIP’s expectations as of the date of this news release, and are subject to change after this date. AHIP assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
ABOUT AMERICAN HOTEL INCOME PROPERTIES REIT LP
AHIP is a limited partnership formed under the Limited Partnerships Act (Ontario) to invest in hotel real estate properties located substantially in the United States and is engaged primarily in the railroad employee accommodation, transportation-oriented, and select-service lodging sectors. AHIP’s properties are mostly located in secondary and tertiary markets in the United States in close proximity to railroads, airports, highway interchanges, and other demand generators. AHIP currently owns 78 hotels including 43 hotels serving the U.S. rail industry pursuant to long-term railway contracts and 35 hotels affiliated with leading national and international hotel brands. AHIP’s long-term objectives are to: (i) generate stable and growing cash distributions from hotel properties substantially in the U.S.; (ii) enhance the value of its assets and maximize the long-term value of the hotel properties through active management; and (iii) expand its asset base and increase its AFFO per unit through an accretive acquisition program, participation in strategic development opportunities and improvements to its properties through targeted value-added capital expenditure programs.
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