Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires The Tuscan Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco for $122MM

BETHESDA, Md.–Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today announced that it has acquired The Tuscan Fisherman’s Wharf, a Best Western Plus Hotel (“The Tuscan”) for $122.0 million. The 221-room hotel is located in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California. The property will continue to be managed by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants (“Kimpton”).

“We’re excited about our acquisition of The Tuscan, which marks our seventh hotel investment in the highly desirable San Francisco market and our third in the dynamic Fisherman’s Wharf submarket”

“We’re excited about our acquisition of The Tuscan, which marks our seventh hotel investment in the highly desirable San Francisco market and our third in the dynamic Fisherman’s Wharf submarket,” said Jon Bortz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “The hotel’s location is central to many popular area attractions including Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, and many dining and retail venues, and is reflected in the hotel’s high occupancy levels and strong cash flows. The repositioning opportunity at The Tuscan combined with the revitalization of the entire Fisherman’s Wharf market makes us excited to add this hotel to our expanding portfolio.”

The 221-room, full-service hotel is located just one block from the Company’s Hotel Zephyr (formerly Radisson Fisherman’s Wharf). The property benefits from its location within San Francisco, which continues to serve as a West Coast hub for tourism, technology, biomedical, life sciences, banking and financial services.

The Tuscan, which was built in 1990, underwent a $3.6 million renovation in 2012, impacting all areas of the hotel. The property’s unique features, such as the hotel’s corner location and central, open-air garden courtyard, allows for abundant natural light throughout the guestrooms, and an on-site, 69-space subterranean parking lot, distinguishes this boutique hotel amongst its competitors. Pescatore, the hotel’s signature 84-seat restaurant, is popular among guests and locals, offering contemporary Italian cuisine and outdoor dining along the well-traveled Fisherman’s Wharf frontage. The hotel also offers 2,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities, a business center, access to a 24-hour fitness facility and valet parking in the hotel’s 69-space below-grade parking facility.

In 2014, The Tuscan operated at 90 percent occupancy, with an average daily rate (“ADR”) of $219 and room revenue per available room (“RevPAR”) of $198. During the next 12 months, the Company currently forecasts that the hotel will generate earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) of $8.4 to $8.9 million and net operating income after capital reserves (“NOI”) of $7.5 to $8.0 million.

The Company plans to invest $13.0 to $15.0 million between 2016 and 2017 in a complete renovation and repositioning of the hotel, including all guestrooms and public areas. The renovation is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2016.

“We’re thrilled to continue to grow our successful relationship with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants,” noted Mr. Bortz. “The acquisition of The Tuscan marks our eleventh Kimpton-managed property, and our fifth Kimpton-managed hotel in San Francisco, and we look forward to working with Kimpton to create additional value at this hotel.”

“We are confident that partnering with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust on The Tuscan will position the property for continued success in the years to come,” said Kimpton’s Chief Executive Officer, Mike DeFrino.

The Company expects to incur approximately $3.4 million of costs related to the acquisition of the hotel.

The acquisition of The Tuscan brings the total number of properties in the Company’s portfolio to 37 and marks the Company’s seventh investment in San Francisco, California, including its third hotel in the highly desirable Fisherman’s Wharf submarket.

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full-service hotels located in urban markets in major gateway cities. The Company owns 37 hotels, including 31 wholly owned hotels with a total of 7,402 guest rooms and a 49% joint venture interest in six hotels with a total of 1,777 guest rooms. The Company owns, or has an ownership interest in, hotels located in 11 states and the District of Columbia, including: San Francisco, California; Los Angeles, California (Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica and West Hollywood); Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York; San Diego, California; Portland, Oregon; Buckhead, Georgia; Naples, Florida; Seattle, Washington; Miami, Florida; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Columbia River Gorge, Washington; Nashville, Tennessee; Bethesda, Maryland and Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, please visit us at www.pebblebrookhotels.com and follow us on Twitter at @PebblebrookPEB.

About Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for through thoughtful perks and amenities, bold, playful design and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Kimpton is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a FORTUNE magazine “Best Place to Work” six times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants, bars and lounges in 30 U.S. cities. In January 2015, Kimpton was welcomed into the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands, bringing together two special cultures and sets of values to create the world’s largest boutique hotel business. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.

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