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Ashford Trust Completes $25.1 Million Financing For Lakeway Resort & Spa

Company Release - 4/20/2015 8:00 AM ET

DALLAS, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) ("Ashford Trust" or the "Company") announced today that it has completed a $25.1 million property level debt financing for the previously-closed acquisition of the 168-room Lakeway Resort & Spa in Austin, TX. 

The new financing has a two-year term and three, one-year extension options, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions.  The loan is interest only and provides for a floating interest rate of LIBOR + 5.10%. 

"We were able to take advantage of the current favorable conditions in the debt markets to complete this financing of the Lakeway Resort & Spa on attractive terms," said Monty J. Bennett, Ashford Trust's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "Lender interest for financing quality assets remains strong and we will continue to capitalize on these opportunities to manage our capital structure and strengthen our financial position."

Ashford Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing opportunistically in the hospitality industry across all segments and at all levels of the capital structure primarily within the United States. 

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Certain statements and assumptions in this press release contain or are based upon "forward-looking" information and are being made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties.  When we use the words "will likely result," "may," "anticipate," "estimate," "should," "expect," "believe," "intend," or similar expressions, we intend to identify forward-looking statements.  Such statements are subject to numerous assumptions and uncertainties, many of which are outside Ashford Trust's control.

These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including, without limitation:  general volatility of the capital markets and the market price of our common stock; changes in our business or investment strategy; availability, terms and deployment of capital; availability of qualified personnel; changes in our industry and the market in which we operate, interest rates or the general economy; and the degree and nature of our competition.  These and other risk factors are more fully discussed in Ashford Trust's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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SOURCE Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.

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