Fibra Inn, a Mexican real estate investment trust specializing in the hotel industry serving the business traveler, announced the signing of a binding agreement to purchase the Holiday Inn Mexico Coyoacan hotel.
The purchase price of this hotel is Ps. 468 million ($35 million), plus Ps.46.6 million in taxes and acquisition expenses. The price includes a 1,500 m2 lot, which is utilized for customer parking for groups and events arriving via bus; these rooms may be used for future room expansion. This acquisition will be paid in cash from proceeds derived from the initial public offering that took place on March 13, 2013 and has a stabilized cap rate of 9.5% calculated based on the amount of the total investment including acquisition expenses.
The Technical Committee approved this acquisition on August 29, 2013, which will represent 12% of the value Fibra’s portfolio. In accordance with Fibra Inn’s by-laws, the Technical Committee must approve acquisitions exceeding 5% of the total equity value, while the Shareholders’ Meeting must approve acquisitions that exceed 20%.
The Holiday Inn Mexico Coyoacan is Fibra Inn’s first hotel in Mexico City, which will increase its diversification and national presence. The hotel is located in Calzada de Tlalpan and has a steady client base from the government sector with a high demand for rooms and event space. There is potential growth stemming from demand in the southern portion of the city from companies within the television, laboratory, hospital and financial sectors. Fibra Inn has a sales office in Mexico City with a solid client base to strengthen its position at this hotel.
The Holiday Inn Mexico Coyoacan is a full-service hotel with 214 rooms. It has ample capacity to meet the high demand for event services with 11 conference rooms, as well as guest rooms that can be converted into event rooms in order to accommodate up to 1,800 people. It is located 20 minutes from the Mexico City International Airport, 5 minutes from Coyoacan and 15 minutes from downtown Mexico City. During 2012, the occupancy rate was 65%, ADR was Ps. 1,002 and the RevPar was Ps. 652. Of 2012 total hotel revenue, 43% corresponded to revenue from event room rentals and 6% from sales of food and beverage revenue; in addition to room revenue.
This hotel will be operated by Fibra Inn’s Hotel Operator. With this acquisition, Fibra Inn owns 18 hotels with a total of 3,336 rooms, 300 of which are under construction.