Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) (the "Trust") announced today that it has closed on the sale of the 122-room Hyatt Herald Square New York and the 185-room Hyatt Place New York Midtown South, both located in New York, New York, for an aggregate sale price of $138.0 million, or approximately $450,000 per key. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the two hotels was used to defease the mortgage loan secured by the hotels, with an outstanding balance of approximately $85 million.
The Trust's proposed merger with Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. ("Park") (NYSE: PK) is expected to close on September 18, 2019, subject to completion of customary closing requirements and conditions.
ABOUT CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST
Chesapeake Lodging Trust is a self-advised lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in major business and convention markets and, on a selective basis, premium select-service hotels in urban settings or unique locations in the United States. The Trust owns hotels in seven states and the District of Columbia. Additional information can be found on the Trust's website at www.chesapeakelodgingtrust.com.
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