MONTERREY, Mexico--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Deutsche Bank Mexico, S.A., Banking institution, Trust Division F/1616 or Fibra Inn (BMV: FINN13, ADR OTC: DFBRY) (“Fibra Inn” or “the Company”), the Mexican real estate investment trust specializing in the hotel industry serving the business traveler with global brands, announced that it will invest in the rebranding of the Arriva Express Guadalajara Plaza del Sol Hotel to the international brand, AC Hotels by Marriott; therefore the new hotel will be called the AC Hotels by Marriott Guadalajara Expo.
In August 2015, Fibra Inn paid Ps. 275.0 million for the acquisition of the Arriva Express and Staybridge Suites hotels. The Company decided to include the AC Hotels by Marriott global brand in its portfolio, which is a Lifestyle Premium offering, and will allow Fibra Inn to maximize its benefit from the hotel location via the use of a global brand, as it had previously done in other hotels in the portfolio that were also strategically located. With this investment, Fibra Inn expects to reach an average room rate increase of over 70% during the first year of operations. The Company expects to invest Ps. 176.8 million in this project and this investment would reach a marginal cap rate of 10.6% for 2019. Considering both properties, the combined total cap rate for 2019 is estimated in 11.0%.
Renovations began in December 2016 and this hotel is expected to initiate operations during the second quarter of 2017. Grupo Hotelero Prisma, a Fibra Inn related company, will be in charge of the hotel operations. The property will operate in the select-service segment with 178 rooms.
Oscar Calvillo, Fibra Inn’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “The inclusion of the AC Hotels by Marriott represents the 15th global brand in Fibra Inn’s portfolio. This property, together with Staybridge hotel were acquired at a reasonable price, which together with the rebranding investment, results in value generation. Now we will have a completely renovated property that will offer our guests premium services and will contribute to higher profitability, operating under the highly performing Marriott brand and with a hotel management that has a proven track record adhering to Fibra Inn’s high standards.”
To date, Fibra Inn has a total portfolio of 43 properties in operation. The total is 7,113 rooms, of which 6,713 are rooms in operation and 400 are under construction. Additionally, Fibra Inn has minority participation with third parties in the Strategic Hotel Acquisition Pipeline model, which represents 430 rooms.
About the Company
Fibra Inn is a Mexican trust formed primarily to acquire, develop and rent a broad range of hotel properties in Mexico aimed at the business traveler. The Company has signed franchise, license and brand usage agreements with international hotel brands for the operation of global brands as well as the operation of national brands. Additionally, the Company has development agreements. These hotels enjoy some of the industry’s top loyalty programs. Fibra Inn trades its Real Estate Certificates (Certificados Bursátiles Fiduciarios Inmobiliarios or “CBFIs”) on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “FINN13”; its ADR trades on the OTC market in the U.S. under the ticker symbol “DFBRY”.
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