Chesapeake Lodging Trust Reports First Quarter Results

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP), a lodging real estate investment trust (REIT), reported today its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Comparable RevPAR: 3.5% increase for the 21-hotel portfolio over the same period in 2017.
  • Comparable Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin: 90 basis point increase to 27.9% for the 21-hotel portfolio over the same period in 2017.
  • Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre: $37.7 million.
  • Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre: $32.3 million.
  • Net income available to common shareholders: $6.5 million or $0.11 per diluted common share.
  • Adjusted FFO: $25.7 million or $0.43 per diluted common share.

“We are pleased with our results for the first quarter, which exceeded the high end of our provided outlook for all of our key operating metrics. Our hotel managers, working with our asset management team, did a terrific job managing and controlling expenses during the quarter, leading to a 90 basis point increase in our comparable hotel EBITDAre margin,” said James L. Francis, Chesapeake Lodging Trust’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Francis continued, “We have seen modest strengthening in lodging demand trends over the last few months. We remain cautiously optimistic that the pro-growth political agenda will continue to positively impact lodging demand as we proceed through the year.”

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS

The following is a summary of the consolidated financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 (in millions, except share and per share amounts):

     
Three Months Ended March 31,
2018       2017
Total revenue $ 135.0 $ 134.9
 
Net income available to common shareholders $ 6.5 $ 5.6
Net income per diluted common share $ 0.11 $ 0.09
 
Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre(1) $ 37.7 $ 36.0
 
Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre(1) $ 32.3 $ 31.1
 
AFFO available to common shareholders(1) $ 25.7 $ 24.2
AFFO per diluted common share $ 0.43 $ 0.41
 
Weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding 59,718,986 58,995,589
 
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(1)

 

See the discussion included in this press release for information regarding this non-GAAP financial measure.

 

HOTEL OPERATING RESULTS

The Trust uses the term "comparable" to refer to metrics that include only those hotels owned for the entirety of the two periods being compared. As of March 31, 2018, the Trust owned 21 hotels. Since The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection was sold on November 8, 2017, it has been excluded from the hotel portfolio metrics for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Included in the following table are comparisons of the key operating metrics for the comparable 21-hotel portfolio for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 (in thousands, except for ADR and RevPAR):

     
Three Months Ended March 31,
2018       2017       Change
Comparable Occupancy 81.0 % 76.6 % 440 bps
Comparable ADR $ 213.07 $ 217.57 (2.1 )%
Comparable RevPAR $ 172.55 $ 166.68 3.5 %
Comparable Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre(1) $ 37,664 $ 35,744 5.4 %
Comparable Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin(1) 27.9 % 27.0 % 90 bps
 
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(1)   See the discussion included in this press release for information regarding this non-GAAP financial measure.
 

DIVIDEND

On January 12, 2018, the Trust paid a dividend in the amount of $0.40 per share to its common shareholders of record as of December 29, 2017. On March 7, 2018, the Trust declared a dividend in the amount of $0.40 per share payable to its common shareholders of record as of March 29, 2018. The dividend was paid on April 13, 2018.

2018 OUTLOOK

The Trust reaffirms its previously provided full year 2018 outlook and is now providing its outlook for the second quarter 2018. The outlook assumes no future acquisitions, dispositions, or financing transactions (in millions, except RevPAR and per share amounts):

           
Second Quarter Full Year
2018 Outlook 2018 Outlook
Low       High Low       High
CONSOLIDATED:
 
Net income available to common shareholders $ 22.4 $ 24.4 $ 62.9 $ 69.4
Net income per diluted common share $ 0.37 $ 0.41 $ 1.06 $ 1.17
 
Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre $ 52.6 $ 54.8 $ 175.5 $ 183.0
 
AFFO available to common shareholders $ 41.4 $ 43.4 $ 138.1 $ 144.6
AFFO per diluted common share $ 0.69 $ 0.73 $ 2.33 $ 2.43
 
Corporate cash general and administrative expense $ 2.8 $ 3.0 $ 10.8 $ 11.8
Corporate non-cash general and administrative expense $ 1.9 $ 1.9 $ 7.6 $ 7.6
 
Weighted-average number of diluted common shares outstanding 59.8 59.8 59.4 59.4
 
HOTEL PORTFOLIO:
 
RevPAR $ 208.00 $ 212.00

$

193.00

$ 197.00
RevPAR change as compared to 2017(1) 2.5 % 4.5 % 3.0 % 5.0 %
Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre $ 57.2 $ 59.6 $ 193.8 $ 202.3
Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin 35.4 % 36.2 % 32.1 % 32.9 %
Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin change as compared to 2017(1) 25 bps 100 bps 50 bps 125 bps
 
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(1)   The comparable 2017 period excludes results of operations for The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection, which was sold on November 8, 2017.
 

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

The Trust reports the following seven non-GAAP financial measures (within the meaning of the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission) that it believes are useful to investors as key measures of its operating performance: (1) EBITDAre, (2) Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre, (3) Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre, (4) Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin, (5) FFO, (6) FFO available to common shareholders and (7) AFFO available to common shareholders. Effective January 1, 2018, the Trust began reporting EBITDAre in accordance with standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"). Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre, Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre, and Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin are equivalent to the Trust's previously reported Adjusted Corporate EBITDA, Adjusted Hotel EBITDA, and Adjusted Hotel EBITDA Margin measures, respectively. Reconciliations of all non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP measure are included in the accompanying financial tables.

EBITDAre — The Trust calculates EBITDAre in accordance with standards established by NAREIT, which defines EBITDAre as net income (calculated in accordance with GAAP) before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, gains (losses) from sales of real estate, impairment charges of depreciated real estate, and adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures. The Trust believes that EBITDAre provides investors a useful financial measure to evaluate the Trust’s operating performance, excluding the impact of the Trust’s capital structure (primarily interest expense) and the Trust’s asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization).

Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre — The Trust further adjusts EBITDAre for certain additional recurring and non-recurring items that are not in NAREIT’s definition of EBITDAre. Specifically, the Trust adjusts for hotel acquisition costs and non-cash amortization of intangible assets and liabilities, deferred franchise costs, and deferred key money, all of which are recurring items. The Trust believes that Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre provides investors another financial measure of its operating performance that provides for greater comparability of its core operating results between periods.

Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre — The Trust further adjusts Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre for corporate general and administrative expenses, which is a recurring item. The Trust believes that Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre provides investors a useful financial measure to evaluate the Trust’s hotel operating performance by excluding the impact of corporate-level expenses.

Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin — Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin is defined as Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre as a percentage of total revenues. The Trust believes that Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin provides investors another useful financial measure to evaluate the Trust’s hotel operating performance.

FFO — The Trust calculates FFO in accordance with standards established by NAREIT, which defines FFO as net income (calculated in accordance with GAAP), excluding depreciation and amortization, gains (losses) from sales of real estate, impairment charges of depreciated real estate, adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and joint ventures, and the cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles. Historical cost accounting for real estate assets implicitly assumes that the value of real estate assets diminishes predictably over time. Since real estate values instead have historically risen or fallen with market conditions, most industry investors consider presentations of operating results for real estate companies that use historical cost accounting to be insufficient by themselves. By excluding the effect of depreciation and amortization and gains (losses) from sales of real estate, both of which are based on historical cost accounting and which may be of lesser significance in evaluating current performance, the Trust believes that FFO provides investors a useful financial measure to evaluate the Trust’s operating performance.

FFO available to common shareholders — The Trust reduces FFO for preferred share dividends, write-off of issuance costs of redeemed preferred shares, and dividends declared on and earnings allocated to unvested time-based awards (consistent with adjustments required by GAAP in reporting net income available to common shareholders and related per share amounts). FFO available to common shareholders provides investors another financial measure to evaluate the Trust’s operating performance after taking into account the interests of holders of the Trust’s preferred shares and unvested time-based awards.

AFFO available to common shareholders — The Trust further adjusts FFO available to common shareholders for certain additional recurring and non-recurring items that are not in NAREIT’s definition of FFO. Specifically, the Trust adjusts for hotel acquisition costs and non-cash amortization of intangible assets and liabilities, deferred franchise costs, and deferred key money, all of which are recurring items. The Trust believes that AFFO available to common shareholders provides investors another financial measure of its operating performance that provides for greater comparability of its core operating results between periods.

CONFERENCE CALL

The Trust will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial results. Interested individuals are invited to listen to the call by dialing (877) 683-0303 (U.S./Canadian callers) or (706) 643-5037 (International callers). The conference call ID is 3040596. A simultaneous webcast of the call will be available on the Trust’s website at www.chesapeakelodgingtrust.com. It is recommended that participants call or log on 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time to ensure proper connection.

A replay of the conference call will be available two hours after the live call until midnight on May 8, 2018. To access the replay, dial (855) 859-2056 (U.S./Canadian callers) or (404) 537-3406 (International callers). The conference call ID is 3040596. A webcast replay and transcript of the conference call will be archived and available on the Trust’s website for 12 months.

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 21 hotels with an aggregate of 6,479 rooms in eight states and the District of Columbia. Additional information can be found on the Trust’s website at www.chesapeakelodgingtrust.com.

Note: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “will,” “continue” and other similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions and forecasts, such as the Trust’s second quarter and full year 2018 outlook. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made. These risks include, but are not limited to: U.S. economic conditions generally and the real estate market and the lodging industry specifically; management and performance of the Trust's hotels; supply and demand for hotel rooms in the Trust's markets; the Trust's competition; the Trust’s ability to continue to satisfy complex rules in order for it to remain a REIT for federal income tax purposes; the effects of any acquisitions, dispositions or financing transactions the Trust may undertake; and other risks and uncertainties associated with the Trust’s business described in its filings with the SEC. Although the Trust believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. All information in this release is as of May 1, 2018, and the Trust undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Trust’s expectations, except as required by law.

           
CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands, except share data)
 
March 31, 2018 December 31, 2017
(unaudited)
 
ASSETS
Property and equipment, net $ 1,813,771 $ 1,823,217
Intangible assets, net 35,112 35,256
Cash and cash equivalents 31,903 44,314
Restricted cash 30,067 30,602
Accounts receivable, net 25,365 20,769
Prepaid expenses and other assets 27,981   21,202  
Total assets $ 1,964,199   $ 1,975,360  
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Long-term debt $ 831,684 $ 829,552
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 65,968 65,783
Other liabilities 31,438   31,597  
Total liabilities 929,090   926,932  
 
Commitments and contingencies
 
Preferred shares, $.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares

authorized; no shares issued and outstanding, respectively

Common shares, $.01 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized;

60,381,164 and 59,941,088 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

604 599
Additional paid-in capital 1,191,047 1,190,250
Cumulative dividends in excess of net income (162,337 ) (144,734 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income 5,795   2,313  
Total shareholders’ equity 1,035,109   1,048,428  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 1,964,199   $ 1,975,360  
 
 
SUPPLEMENTAL CREDIT INFORMATION:
Fixed charge coverage ratio(1) 3.10 3.00
Leverage ratio(1) 39.1 % 39.2 %
 
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(1)   Calculated as defined under the Trust’s revolving credit facility.
 
     
CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
2018       2017
REVENUE
Rooms $ 100,613 $ 98,901
Food and beverage 27,633 29,312
Other 6,779   6,661  
Total revenue 135,025   134,874  
 
EXPENSES
Hotel operating expenses:
Rooms 25,286 25,322
Food and beverage 21,059 22,239
Other direct 1,148 1,356
Indirect 49,793   49,815  

Total hotel operating expenses

97,286 98,732
Depreciation and amortization 19,208 18,787
Air rights contract amortization 130 130
Corporate general and administrative 5,378   4,935  
Total operating expenses 122,002   122,584  
 
Operating income 13,023 12,290
 
Interest expense (8,844 ) (7,798 )
 
Income before income taxes 4,179 4,492
 
Income tax benefit 2,370   3,527  
 
Net income 6,549 8,019
 
Preferred share dividends   (2,422 )
Net income available to common shareholders $ 6,549   $ 5,597  
 
Net income per common share—basic and diluted $ 0.11 $ 0.09
 
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 59,120,065 58,995,589
Diluted 59,718,986 58,995,589
 
     

CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
2018       2017
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 6,549 $ 8,019
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 19,208 18,787
Air rights contract amortization 130 130
Deferred financing costs amortization 424 407
Share-based compensation 1,948 1,990
Other (75 ) (155 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net (4,596 ) 207
Prepaid expenses and other assets (3,310 ) (4,429 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 208 (1,248 )
Other liabilities (88 ) (13 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 20,398   23,695  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Improvements and additions to hotels (10,165 ) (16,389 )
Net cash used in investing activities (10,165 ) (16,389 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Borrowings under revolving credit facility 20,000 155,000
Repayments under revolving credit facility (15,000 ) (10,000 )
Scheduled principal payments on mortgage debt (3,292 ) (128,162 )
Payment of deferred financing costs (36 )
Payment of dividends to common shareholders (23,741 ) (24,693 )
Payment of dividends to preferred shareholders (2,422 )
Repurchase of common shares (1,146 ) (1,052 )
Net cash used in financing activities (23,179 ) (11,365 )
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash (12,946 ) (4,059 )
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period 74,916   79,188  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period $ 61,970   $ 75,129  
 
 

CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

 

The following table reconciles net income to EBITDAre, Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre, Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre, and Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017:

     
Three Months Ended March 31,
2018       2017
Net income $ 6,549 $ 8,019
Add: Interest expense 8,844 7,798
Depreciation and amortization 19,208 18,787
Less: Income tax benefit (2,370 ) (3,527 )
EBITDAre 32,231 31,077
Add: Non-cash amortization(1) 55   (25 )
Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre 32,286 31,052
Add: Corporate general and administrative 5,378   4,935  
Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre 37,664 35,987
Less: Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre of hotel sold(2)   (243 )
Comparable Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre(3) $ 37,664   $ 35,744  
Total revenue $ 135,025 $ 134,874
Less: Total revenue of hotel sold(2)   (2,389 )
Comparable total revenue(3) $ 135,025   $ 132,485  
 
Comparable Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin(3) 27.9 % 27.0 %
 
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(1)   Reflects non-cash amortization of ground lease asset, deferred franchise costs, deferred key money, unfavorable contract liability, and air rights contract.
(2) Reflects results of operations for The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection, which was sold on November 8, 2017.
(3) The Trust uses the term "comparable" to refer to metrics that include only those hotels owned for the entirety of the two periods being compared.
 

The following table reconciles net income to FFO, FFO available to common shareholders, and AFFO available to common shareholders for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017:

     
Three Months Ended March 31,
2018       2017
Net income $ 6,549 $ 8,019
Add: Depreciation and amortization 19,208   18,787  
FFO 25,757 26,806
Less: Preferred share dividends (2,422 )
Dividends declared on unvested time-based awards (121 ) (124 )
Undistributed earnings allocated to unvested time-based awards    
FFO available to common shareholders 25,636 24,260
Add: Non-cash amortization(1) 55   (25 )
AFFO available to common shareholders $ 25,691   $ 24,235  
 
FFO per common share—basic and diluted $ 0.43 $ 0.41
 
AFFO per common share—basic and diluted $ 0.43 $ 0.41
 
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(1)   Reflects non-cash amortization of ground lease asset, deferred franchise costs, deferred key money, unfavorable contract liability, and air rights contract.
 

The following table reconciles forecasted net income to EBITDAre, Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre, Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre, and Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin for the three months ending June 30, 2018 and year ending December 31, 2018:

           
Three Months Ending Year Ending
June 30, 2018 December 31, 2018
Low       High Low       High
Net income $ 22,520 $ 24,520 $ 63,380 $ 69,880
Add: Interest expense 8,940 8,940 35,600 35,600
Income tax expense 2,150 2,350 1,250 2,250
Depreciation and amortization 18,940   18,940   75,000   75,000  
EBITDAre 52,550 54,750 175,230 182,730
Add: Non-cash amortization(1) 50   50   220   220  
Adjusted Corporate EBITDAre 52,600 54,800 175,450 182,950
Add: Corporate general and administrative 4,600   4,800   18,300   19,300  
Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre $ 57,200   $ 59,600   $ 193,750   $ 202,250  
 
Total revenue $ 161,400 $ 164,700 $ 603,000 $ 615,250
 
Adjusted Hotel EBITDAre Margin 35.4 % 36.2 % 32.1 % 32.9 %
 
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(1)   Reflects non-cash amortization of ground lease asset, deferred franchise costs, deferred key money, and air rights contract.
 

The following table reconciles forecasted net income to FFO, FFO available to common shareholders, and AFFO available to common shareholders for the three months ending June 30, 2018 and year ending December 31, 2018:

           
Three Months Ending Year Ending
June 30, 2018 December 31, 2018
Low       High Low       High
Net income $ 22,520 $ 24,520 $ 63,380 $ 69,880
Add: Depreciation and amortization 18,940   18,940   75,000   75,000  
FFO 41,460 43,460 138,380 144,880
Less: Dividends declared on unvested time-based awards (120 ) (120 ) (480 ) (480 )
Undistributed earnings allocated to unvested time-based awards        
FFO available to common shareholders 41,340 43,340 137,900 144,400
Add: Non-cash amortization(1) 50   50   220   220  
AFFO available to common shareholders $ 41,390   $ 43,390   $ 138,120   $ 144,620  
FFO per common share:
Basic $ 0.70 $ 0.73 $ 2.33 $ 2.44
Diluted $ 0.69 $ 0.73 $ 2.32 $ 2.43
 
AFFO per common share:
Basic $ 0.70 $ 0.73 $ 2.34 $ 2.45
Diluted $ 0.69 $ 0.73 $ 2.33 $ 2.43
 
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic 59,140 59,140 59,145 59,145
Diluted 59,779 59,779 59,394 59,394
 
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(1)   Reflects non-cash amortization of ground lease asset, deferred franchise costs, deferred key money, and air rights contract.
 
                 
CHESAPEAKE LODGING TRUST
CURRENT HOTEL PORTFOLIO
 
 
 
Hotel Location Rooms Acquisition Date
1   Hyatt Regency Boston Boston, MA 502 March 18, 2010
2 Hilton Checkers Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 193 June 1, 2010
3 Boston Marriott Newton Newton, MA 430 July 30, 2010
4 Le Meridien San Francisco San Francisco, CA 360 December 15, 2010
5 Homewood Suites Seattle Convention Center Seattle, WA 195 May 2, 2011
6 W Chicago – City Center Chicago, IL 403 May 10, 2011
7 Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter San Diego, CA 210 June 17, 2011
8 Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard Washington, DC 204 June 30, 2011
9 Hotel Adagio San Francisco, Autograph Collection San Francisco, CA 171 July 8, 2011
10 Hilton Denver City Center Denver, CO 613 October 3, 2011
11 Hyatt Herald Square New York New York, NY 122 December 22, 2011
12 W Chicago – Lakeshore Chicago, IL 520 August 21, 2012
13 Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina San Diego, CA 429 September 7, 2012
14 Hyatt Place New York Midtown South New York, NY 185 March 14, 2013
15 W New Orleans – French Quarter New Orleans, LA 97 March 28, 2013
16 Le Meridien New Orleans New Orleans, LA 410 April 25, 2013
17 Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco, CA 316 May 31, 2013
18 Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 200 June 27, 2013
19 JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square San Francisco, CA 344 October 1, 2014
20 Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort Miami Beach, FL 393 March 9, 2015
21 Ace Hotel and Theater Downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 182 April 30, 2015
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Contacts

Chesapeake Lodging Trust
Douglas W. Vicari, 571-349-9452

Contacts

Chesapeake Lodging Trust
Douglas W. Vicari, 571-349-9452