Press Release

Summit Hotel Properties Completes Acquisition of Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale

Company Release - 6/1/2017 4:40 PM ET

AUSTIN, Texas, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN) (the "Company") announced today that on May 23, 2017, it completed the previously announced acquisition of the 261-guestroom Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale (the "Hotel"), which includes a 0.8 acre vacant land parcel and 6,200 square feet of high-quality retail space, for a total purchase price of $85.0 million.  The Hotel is ideally situated on Fort Lauderdale Beach, and its premier oceanfront location features scenic Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views.


"The acquisition of the Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale is a continued demonstration of our ability to source and acquire high-quality assets that complement our existing portfolio," said Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel P. Hansen.  "We are confident in the value creation opportunities that have been identified by our team and look forward to delivering on such opportunities in the future," commented Mr. Hansen.

The Hotel's guestrooms were recently renovated, and the Company plans to invest $1.6 million over the next year into public space improvements and a patio bar redesign that will enhance the outdoor experience.

The Company estimates a capitalization rate of 7.8 percent based on management's current estimate of the hotel's net operating income during the first year of ownership.  Taking into consideration the seasonality of the Fort Lauderdale market, the Company estimates that the hotel will contribute approximately $3.3 million of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") in 2017.  Over the last twelve months, the Hotel had revenue per available room ("RevPAR") of $155, which represents a 36 percent premium over the Company's pro forma RevPAR for the comparable period.  The Miami-Fort Lauderdale market represents approximately 4.5 percent of the Company's EBITDA with the addition of this hotel.

The dynamic Fort Lauderdale market benefits from high barriers to entry and a variety of leisure and corporate demand generators.  Nearby attractions include Las Olas Boulevard, an array of dining experiences, and premiere shopping and entertainment venues.  Some of the area's major corporate employers include AutoNation, Citrix Systems, Mednax and Spirit Airlines.  The Hotel is only minutes away from the Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and nearby the Port Everglades Cruise Port, Sawgrass Mills Shopping Outlets, and BB&T Center.

About Summit Hotel Properties

Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust focused on owning premium-branded hotels with efficient operating models primarily in the upscale segment of the lodging industry.  As of May 31, 2017, the Company's portfolio consisted of 76 hotels with a total of 10,705 guestrooms located in 22 states.

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For information about the Company's business and financial results, please refer to the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" sections of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the SEC, and its quarterly and other periodic filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no duty to update the statements in this release to conform the statements to actual results or changes in the Company's expectations.


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