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HALIFAX, Aug. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Holloway Lodging Corporation (TSX: HLC) (TSX: HLC.DB) ("Holloway") is pleased to announce that it has sold the Travelodge® hotel in Sydney, NS and its leasehold interest in the Super 8® hotel located in Truro, NS.
The sale price for the Travelodge Sydney was $5.1 million, representing a cap rate of 7.3% and a price per room of approximately $43,200. Prior to the revaluation of Holloway's hotels in the first quarter of 2019, the value of this property on Holloway's balance sheet was approximately $3.1 million.
The sale price for the leasehold interest in the Super 8 Truro was $3.0 million representing a cap rate of approximately 10.9% and a price per room of $60,000. Prior to the revaluation of Holloway's hotels in the first quarter of 2019, the value of this property on Holloway's balance sheet was approximately $2.5 million.
Holloway received approximately $7.7 million of proceeds after closing costs. Holloway expects to use the net sale proceeds to repay $4.8mn of its amortizing term loan and $2.9mn of its revolving credit facility. Holloway does not anticipate paying any tax on the sales of these properties.
ABOUT HOLLOWAY LODGING CORPORATION
Holloway is a real estate corporation focused on acquiring, adding value to and operating select service hotels and managing hotels for third parties. Holloway owns 23 hotels with 2,723 rooms. Holloway's shares and debentures trade on the TSX under the symbols HLC and HLC.DB.
This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to Holloway's future outlook and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding Holloway's future financial position, business strategy, financial results, plans and objectives. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terms such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking information is subject to certain factors, including risks and uncertainties, that could cause actual results to differ materially from what Holloway currently expects and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate. Some of these risks and uncertainties are described under "Risk Factors" in Holloway's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2018, which is available on Holloway's profile on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Holloway does not intend to update or revise any such forward-looking information should its assumptions and estimates change.
SOURCE Holloway Lodging Corporation
For further information: Michael Rapps, Chairman, at (416) 855-1925; or Jane Rafuse, Chief Financial Officer, at (902) 443-5101.