Kimpton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort Sold for $35.3 Million

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  Kimpton Fort Lauderdale Seashore Resort

DiamondRock Hospitality Corporation (NYSE: DRH) right now declared it acquired a price-easy interest in The Kimpton Fort Lauderdale Beach front Vacation resort, a lifestyle beach vacation resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a overall expense of $35.3 million ($367,700/vital).  The vacation resort will be operated by HEI Accommodations & Resorts underneath a franchise agreement with Kimpton Lodges & Restaurants.

“This acquisition marks our 14th resort, and we are very enthusiastic to add The Kimpton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort to our portfolio and extend DiamondRock’s leadership with the preeminent portfolio of leisure-oriented, life style resorts and resorts,” stated Mark W. Brugger, President and Chief Government Officer of DiamondRock Hospitality Corporation. “The resort was obtained in an off-market transaction at a major price reduction to lately consummated transactions in the market place.  We strategy to capitalize on synergies by acquiring HEI Lodges & Resorts handle this vacation resort in addition to handling DiamondRock’s close by Westin Fort Lauderdale Seaside Resort.  There are important options to create price by leveraging our leading resort knowledge to enrich earnings management and fundamentally reprogram the underutilized rooftop bar and the cafe.  We assume the resort to ramp rapidly around the future two several years and stabilize at about an 8{e9f0aada585b9d73d0d08d3c277fd760092386ec23cac37d50f4b8cd792b062a} stabilized produce.”

The Corporation acquired the 96-space Kimpton Fort Lauderdale Seashore Vacation resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 1, 2022.  The vacation resort reopened in mid-2021 immediately after a extensive rebuild that thoroughly upgraded the vacation resort to current setting up codes although preserving its legendary Artwork Deco architecture. The vacation resort features a lot of competitive advantages:

  • Devoted beachfront spot
  • Rooftop bar and swimming pool with panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Intimate street-degree, open up-air cafe & bar with lush courtyard swimming pool
  • Important model distribution likely as the only IHG Motels & Resorts and Kimpton-affiliated residence in Fort Lauderdale Beach
  • Architecturally distinctive Artwork Deco model with historic elements and fashionable facilities

DiamondRock’s acquisition also features ownership of a 230-place parking facility supporting the two the vacation resort as well as the adjacent Tiffany Home residences. When not thought of in our underwriting, we believe that there is a significant prospect to generate large-margin earnings from the parking facility as nicely as the creation of a rental management agreement plan for the device house owners in the 129-unit Tiffany Household. Moreover, we imagine the rooftop might supply a meaningful possibility to increase cleanse-energy solar panels to minimize the resort’s annual energy fees and carbon footprint.