DALLAS and TORONTO, March 25, 2020 /CNW/ -- NexPoint Hospitality Trust (TSXV: NHT.U, "NHT") announced today that it is temporarily suspending its quarterly distribution payment as a result of the unprecedented operating conditions in the hospitality industry. Management believes the suspension will preserve unitholder value amid uncertainty surrounding the effects of COVID-19.
About NexPoint Hospitality Trust
NexPoint Hospitality Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust, with its units listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker NHT.U. NHT is focused on acquiring, owning and operating well located hospitality properties in the United States that offer a high current yield and in many cases, that are underperforming assets with the potential to increase in value through investments in capital improvements, a market-based recovery, brand repositioning, revenue enhancements, operational improvements, reducing expense inefficiencies, and exploiting excess land or underutilized space. NHT owns 11 branded properties sponsored by Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group, located across the U.S., specifically in the Seattle, Portland, Dallas, Nashville and St. Petersburg markets. NHT is externally advised by NexPoint Real Estate Advisors VI, L.P. For more information, visit www.nexpointhospitality.com.
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Chief Financial Officer
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