Miramar Seashore Hilton Backyard Inn bought for $31 million



MIRAMAR BEACH — The 111-room Hilton Backyard Inn on Scenic Gulf Drive, open for barely lower than two years, has been acquired by a West Palm Seashore, Florida-based resort actual property funding belief for $31 million.

Chatham Lodging Belief introduced the acquisition in a Thursday information launch, noting that the off-market transaction translated to $279,000 per room. In actual property, an off-market transaction is a deal made for a property that was not publicly marketed on the market.

The resort was acquired from Miramar Seashore Lodging LLC, a Louisiana-based enterprise. In response to enterprise knowledge sources, the resort has 25 workers and annual revenues of near $1 million.

For the upcoming Fourth of July vacation from Friday, July 1, via Tuesday, July 5, printed charges for the Hilton Backyard Inn vary from barely greater than $400 to almost $500 per evening, relying on room configuration. Present weekend charges for a household of 4 are within the $400 vary, in response to the resort’s web site.

Chatham Lodging Belief’s acquisition of the Hilton Backyard Inn makes it the third Florida resort property held by the belief. Along with the Hilton Backyard Inn, Chatham Lodging holds a Hilton-branded Homewood Suites in Maitland simply north of Orlando and the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal-Il Lugano, a Marriott-branded resort.

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In response to the information launch, Chatham Lodging focuses on “investing in upscale, extended-stay lodges and premium-branded, select-service lodges … .” Choose-service lodges supply both no providers or few providers past only a room.

In response to its web site, Chatham Lodging owns greater than 40 lodges from California to Connecticut, together with quite a lot of properties within the Southeast. Manufacturers represented within the belief’s portfolio embrace Hilton’s Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites, and Marriott’s Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites.

In noting the belief’s causes for buying the Miramar Seashore resort, the information launch said that its “location in Miramar Seashore is properly located in relation to the thriving Santa Rosa Seashore and Destin markets.”

Jeffrey H. Fisher, Chatham Lodging’s chief govt officer and president, mentioned within the launch that the Hilton Backyard Inn “will generate robust money circulate from the outset, characterize our third youngest resort and … expands our presence within the Sunbelt, which we imagine will proceed to profit from inhabitants development.”

Fisher added that “a lot of Destin’s feeder markets, comparable to Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville and Houston, are experiencing robust inhabitants development” that can in flip feed demand for trip lodging within the Destin space.

“We’re excited so as to add this nice resort to our portfolio, and we’ll proceed to recycle capital out of older belongings into newer lodges with larger development prospects,” Fisher mentioned within the information launch.

The resort might be managed by Island Hospitality Administration, a West Palm Seashore firm owned by Fisher.

Chatham Lodging Belief’s acquisition of the Hilton Backyard Inn comes amid a proliferation of resort improvement in Miramar Seashore and the encompassing space. Simply final month, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners permitted the development of two lodges. 

One is a 100-room TownePlace Suites resort might be coming to that 1.53 acre website only a half-block from the Hilton Backyard Inn on Scenic Gulf Drive. 

The opposite resort permitted final month is a 116-unit Staybridge Suites resort at U.S. Freeway 98 and Ponce de Leon Road, lower than a mile west of Scenic Gulf Drive. That resort might be constructed on a 2.39-acre website being developed by Destin Sandestin Hospitality LLC, a Kentucky-based firm with places of work in St. Petersburg.

And simply days in the past, commissioners unanimously permitted development of a 102-unit Tru by Hilton resort on a 2.15-acre website on the south aspect of U.S. 98 east of Goldsby Street and west of West Hewett Street, just a little greater than 3 miles east of Scenic Gulf Drive.


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