Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE:AHT) Files An 8-K

ASHFORD TRUST ANNOUNCES SALE OF SPRINGHILL SUITES GAITHERSBURG & REDEMPTION OF OP UNITS

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DALLAS, October 4, 2016 — Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) (“Ashford Trust” or the “Company”) announced today that it has closed on the sale of the 162-room SpringHill Suites Gaithersburg in Gaithersburg, MD for approximately $13.2 million ($81,000 per key).

The purchase price for the SpringHill Suites Gaithersburg represents a trailing 12-month cap rate of 7.1% on net operating income. On a trailing 12-month basis, the hotel achieved RevPAR of $72, with occupancy of 66% and Average Daily Rate of $108. The consideration received from the sale was a combination of cash and approximately 2.0 million Class B common units of the Company’s operating partnership. The Class B operating partnership units were redeemed at a price of $5.74 per unit, or a price of $6.05 per common share after taking into account the current conversion factor. The Company also paid off approximately $10.4 million of debt associated with the property. With this sale, the Company has now closed on or announced $218 million of sales of its non-core select-service hotels.

“Consistent with our strategy, we continue to pursue transactions with our non-core, select-service hotel portfolio that we believe maximize value for our shareholders,” said Monty J. Bennett, Ashford Trust’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This was a unique opportunity to not only sell an asset at an attractive valuation but with a deal structure that allowed us to also buy back units in our operating partnership at an attractive value.”

Ashford Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing opportunistically in the hospitality industry in upper upscale, full-service hotels.

Follow Chairman and CEO Monty Bennett on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MBennettAshford or @MBennettAshford.

Ashford has created an Ashford App for the hospitality REIT investor community. The Ashford App is available for free download at Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store by searching “Ashford.”

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