VANCOUVER, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - American Hotel Income Properties REIT
LP ("AHIP") (TSX: HOT.UN; OTCQX: AHOTF) announced today the grand re-opening of
the 160-room Hampton Inn Harrisonburg University hotel located in
Harrisonburg, Virginia (the "Property") after successfully completing a $4.4 million brand mandated property
improvement plan ("PIP"). Hampton Inn is a brand controlled by Hilton Worldwide.
The hotel remained open and operational despite the extensive
renovations. An open house and client appreciation reception will take
place at the Property in October 2015.
Mr. Rob O'Neill, Chief Executive Officer of AHIP commented, "The
Hampton/Hilton PIP was designed to keep high-performing Hampton
properties like the Harrisonburg University hotel at the leading edge
of guest comfort and enhancing the overall guest experience. The
signature exterior upgrade involved the conversion of the original
roofline to a new illuminated roof cornice and upgrading the signage to
the current brand standard. The Property's fresh, contemporary look
positions it to be the leading hotel within the Harrisonburg/James
Madison University lodging market."
Mr. O'Neill continued, "With the completion of this renovation, this
marks the second major PIP that was successfully completed over the
past few months to improve the operating performance of our branded
The renovation was completed by AHIP's exclusive hotel manager, Tower
Rock Hotels & Resorts Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of O'Neill Hotels
& Resorts Ltd.
Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but
not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate",
"plan", "expect", "may", "will", "intend", "should", and similar
expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events
to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include,
without limitation, the future performance of the Property, the
continued strength of the U.S. lodging market, and the value of the
Forward-looking information is based on a number of key expectations and
assumptions made by AHIP, including, without limitation: a reasonably
stable North American economy and stock market and the continued
strength of the U.S. lodging industry. Although the forward-looking
information contained in this news release is based on what AHIP's
management believes to be reasonable assumptions, AHIP cannot assure
investors that actual results will be consistent with such information.
Forward-looking information reflects current expectations of AHIP's
management regarding future events and operating performance as of the
date of this news release. Such information involves significant risks
and uncertainties, should not be read as guarantees of future
performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate
indications of whether or not such results will be achieved. Actual
results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to
a number of factors and risks. These include, without limitation, those
factors that can be found under "Risk Factors" in AHIP's Annual
Information Form dated March 27, 2015 and under "Risks and
Uncertainties" in AHIP's Management's Discussion and Analysis dated
August 12, 2015, both of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
The forward-looking statements contained herein represent AHIP's
expectations as of the date of this news release, and are subject to
change after this date. AHIP assumes no obligation to update or revise
any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
ABOUT AMERICAN HOTEL INCOME PROPERTIES REIT LP
AHIP is a limited partnership formed under the Limited Partnerships Act (Ontario) to invest in hotel real estate properties located
substantially in the United States and is engaged primarily in the
railroad employee accommodation, transportation-oriented, and
select-service lodging sectors. AHIP's properties are mostly located in
secondary and tertiary markets in the United States in close proximity
to railroads, airports, highway interchanges, and other demand
generators. AHIP currently owns 78 hotels including 43 hotels serving
the U.S. rail industry pursuant to long-term railway contracts and 35
hotels affiliated with leading national and international hotel brands.
AHIP's long-term objectives are to: (i) generate stable and growing
cash distributions from hotel properties substantially in the U.S.;
(ii) enhance the value of its assets and maximize the long-term value
of the hotel properties through active management; and (iii) expand its
asset base and increase its AFFO per unit through an accretive
acquisition program, participation in strategic development
opportunities and improvements to its properties through targeted
value-added capital expenditure programs.
Additional information relating to AHIP, including its other public
filings, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on AHIP's website at www.ahipreit.com.
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SOURCE American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP
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For further information:
Andrew Greig, Investor Relations American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Suite 1660 - 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5A1 Phone: 604-630-3134, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org