Braemar Hotels & Resorts Completes Refinancing Of Mortgage Loan For The Pier House Resort & Spa

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DALLAS, Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Braemar Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: BHR) ("Braemar" or the "Company") announced today that it has successfully refinanced its mortgage loan for the 142-room Pier House Resort & Spa in Key West, Florida, which had an existing outstanding balance of $70 million, a floating interest rate of LIBOR + 2.25%, and a final maturity date in March 2020. 

The new, non-recourse loan totals $80 million and has a five-year term. The loan is interest only and provides for a floating interest rate of LIBOR + 1.85%. The Company's next hard maturity is not until April 2022.

"We are happy with the execution of this transaction as it was an excellent opportunity for us to address our next hard debt maturity while lowering our spread and increasing our cash balance," said Richard J. Stockton, Braemar's President and Chief Executive Officer.  "We have no final debt maturities in 2019, 2020, or 2021 and all of our debt continues to be non-recourse."

Braemar Hotels & Resorts is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in luxury hotels and resorts.

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