DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) (“Ashford Trust” or the “Company”) today announced that it has completed the transfer of ownership of the KEYS F loan pool to the mortgage lender. The hotels in the KEYS F loan pool that were transferred to the mortgage lender include:
Embassy Suites Flagstaff – Flagstaff, AZ
Embassy Suites Walnut Creek – Walnut Creek, CA
Marriott Bridgewater – Bridgewater, NJ
Marriott Research Triangle Park – Durham, NC
W Atlanta Downtown – Atlanta, GA
The Company continues to work with the lender for the KEYS A and KEYS B loan pools on a consensual transfer of ownership of those hotels to the lender, and the Company anticipates that transfer could occur by the end of the year or early 2024. The original lenders previously transferred the loans to a securitization trust. Such trust, acting through its servicer, brought suit seeking the appointment of a receiver. It is not unusual that a receiver be appointed to facilitate a transfer of ownership of those hotels to the lender, and the Company is fully cooperating on a consensual transfer of ownership. Several media outlets have erroneously stated that Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Barclays have sued Ashford Hospitality Trust for breach of contract. This is inaccurate. Those banks are not party to the litigation seeking the appointment of a receiver.
Ashford Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing predominantly in upper upscale, full-service hotels.
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SOURCE Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.
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