“We are pleased to enhance the diversification of our portfolio with the acquisition of these newly developed Hotels in the dynamic Tempe market,” said Nelson Knight, President, Real Estate and Investments of Apple Hospitality. “Ideally located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University near premier athletic facilities and the planned multi-sports arena, the Hotels are well positioned to serve the area’s business and leisure travelers. As part of Apple Hospitality’s commitment to sustainability and the intentions of ASU, the Hotels were designed and developed in line with LEED certification requirements. We contracted for the development of the Hotels in 2018 and are pleased to have secured attractive per-key pricing prior to the start of construction, which we believe adds meaningful value and speaks to the strength of our relationship with the developer.”
The Hotels comprise a dual-branded complex that is located at 601 East 6th Street in Tempe, Arizona, on Arizona State University’s (“ASU”) Tempe campus, across from Desert Financial Arena, within walking distance of Sun Devil Stadium, a short drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and in close proximity to a Valley Metro Rail stop. The Hotels are part of the initial phase of the Novus Innovation Corridor, a modern, mixed-use development integrated with ASU’s Tempe campus that will house offices, residences, retail stores and restaurants throughout 355 acres. In addition to a variety of leisure and collegiate demand generators, Tempe is also home to numerous corporate offices including State Farm, Insight Enterprises, Inc., Carvana, Honeywell International, Inc., ADP, Wells Fargo and many others.
Following this acquisition, the Apple Hospitality portfolio includes 235 hotels with more than 30,000 guest rooms geographically diversified throughout 34 states.
Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that owns one of the largest and most diverse portfolios of upscale, rooms-focused hotels in the United States. Apple Hospitality’s portfolio consists of 235 hotels with more than 30,000 guest rooms located in 87 markets throughout 34 states. Concentrated with industry-leading brands, the Company’s portfolio consists of 104 Marriott-branded hotels, 126 Hilton-branded hotels, three Hyatt-branded hotels and two independent hotels.