RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) (the “Company” or “Apple Hospitality”) today provided an update on operations at its hotels in the path of Hurricane Irma.
“The communities and individuals affected by Hurricane Irma are in our thoughts and prayers,” commented Justin Knight, President and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Hospitality REIT. “The operating teams at our hotels have been incredible in their response to this severe and wide-reaching storm. They have been steadfastly working to ensure the safety and well-being of every guest and associate at our hotels, despite changing conditions within their communities. We will continue to support Hilton, Marriott and the operators at our hotels as the situation evolves and the recovery from Hurricane Irma moves forward.”
Preliminary reports from initial property inspections have indicated some minor wind and water related damage at certain of the Company’s hotels in the path of Hurricane Irma; however, at this time the overall damage and impact does not appear to be material. Additionally, three of the Company’s hotels were closed for a short period of time during or after the storm in response to mandatory evacuation orders or power outages. All of the Company’s hotels are now operational. The Company remains focused on the welfare of guests and associates at its hotels and will continue to assess the overall impact of the storm as the situation evolves at each of its hotels. The Company maintains comprehensive insurance coverage for property, business interruption and other risks with respect to all of its hotels, with industry standard deductibles in each of the locations.
About Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.
Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns one of the largest portfolios of upscale, select-service hotels in the United States. The Company’s portfolio consists of 237 hotels, with more than 30,000 guestrooms, diversified across the Hilton® and Marriott® families of brands with locations in urban, high-end suburban and developing markets throughout 33 states. For more information, please visit www.applehospitalityreit.com.
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