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Strategic to Acquire Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

CHICAGO—Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North from an affiliate of Walton Street Capital LLC for $140 million, which includes 13.8-acres of developable land zoned for an additional 88 hotels keys and potential incremental residential usage. Management has valued the land parcels at $6 million. The acquisition, which is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2014, remains subject to customary due diligence, closing conditions, and working capital adjustments.

The 210-room resort is located on approximately 40 acres in the northern region of Scottsdale, Ariz. The hotel features 22 suites, 24,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, a 14-treatment room spa, four food and beverage outlets, and contractual access to 36 holes of championship golf at the adjacent Troon North Golf Club. Four Seasons will continue to manage the property subsequent to the closing of the acquisition.

The company forecasts the property will contribute approximately $10 million of EBITDA and $8 million of NOI in 2015. The purchase price, net of the allocated land value, represents a 13.4 times multiple on forecasted 2015 EBITDA and a 6 percent capitalization rate on forecast 2015 NOI.

“We are thrilled to be acquiring the Four Seasons at Troon North, a preeminent luxury resort located in the exclusive Troon North development in Scottsdale, Ariz., and expanding our presence in this market characterized by high demand and constrained supply,” commented Raymond L. “Rip” Gellein, chairman and chief executive officer of Strategic Hotels & Resorts. “The resort is poised to continue to benefit from the positive Scottsdale market dynamics and includes significant value-enhancing opportunities to hotel operations and potentially through the future addition of hotel keys and amenities on two vacant and entitled adjacent parcels of land. We have long enjoyed a successful relationship with the Four Seasons, one of the world’s premiere luxury lodging brands, and we are excited to begin this new chapter with the Four Seasons at Troon North.”

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