Risk Factors

See ‘‘Risk Factors’’ beginning on page 9 of the Company’s 2016 Form 10-K for a discussion of the risks that should be considered in connection with your investment in our common stock, including:

  • We have entered into agreements with Brookfield Strategic Real Estate Partners II Hospitality REIT II LLC (the “Brookfield Investor”), pursuant to which, among other things, the Brookfield Investor has purchased $135.0 million in units of a new class of limited partner interests in our operating partnership entitled “Class C Units” (the “Class C Units”), and the Brookfield Investor has agreed to purchase additional Class C Units in an aggregate amount of up to $265.0 million at subsequent closings (“Subsequent Closings”). We may require funds, which may not be available on favorable terms or at all, in addition to our operating cash flow, cash on hand and the proceeds that may be available from sales of Class C Units at Subsequent Closings, which are subject to conditions, to meet our capital requirements.
  • The interests of the Brookfield Investor may conflict with our interests and the interests of our stockholders, and the Brookfield Investor has significant governance and other rights that could be used to control or influence our decisions or actions.
  • The prior approval rights of the Brookfield Investor will restrict our operational and financial flexibility and could prevent us from taking actions that we believe would be in the best interest of our business.
  • We no longer pay distributions and there can be no assurance we will resume paying distributions in the future.
  • We may not be able to make additional investments unless we are able to identify an additional source of capital on favorable terms and obtain prior approval from the Brookfield Investor.
  • We have a history of operating losses and there can be no assurance that we will ever achieve profitability.
  • We have terminated our advisory agreement with our advisor, American Realty Capital Hospitality Advisors, LLC, and other agreements with its affiliates as part of our transition from external management to self-management. As part of this transition, our business may be disrupted and we may become exposed to risks to which we have not historically been exposed.
  • No public market currently exists, or may ever exist, for shares of our common stock and our shares are, and may continue to be, illiquid.
  • All of the properties we own are hotels, and we are subject to risks inherent in the hospitality industry.
  • Increases in interest rates could increase the amount of our debt payments.
  • We have incurred substantial indebtedness, which may limit our future operational and financial flexibility.
  • We depend on our operating partnership and its subsidiaries for cash flow and are effectively structurally subordinated in right of payment to their obligations, which include distribution and redemption obligations to holders of Class C Units and the preferred equity interests issued by two of our subsidiaries that indirectly own 115 of our hotels.
  • The amount we would be required to pay holders of Class C Units in a fundamental sale transaction may discourage a third party from acquiring us in a manner that might otherwise result in a premium price to our stockholders.
  • We may fail to realize the expected benefits of our acquisitions of hotels within the anticipated timeframe or at all and we may incur unexpected costs.
  • Our operating results will be affected by economic and regulatory changes that have an adverse impact on the real estate market in general, and we may not be profitable or realize growth in the value of our real estate properties.
  • A prolonged economic slowdown, a lengthy or severe recession or declining real estate values could harm our investments.
  • Our real estate investments are relatively illiquid and subject to some restrictions on sale, and therefore we may not be able to dispose of properties at the time of our choosing or on favorable terms.
  • Our failure to continue to qualify to be treated as a real estate investment trust for U.S. federal income tax purposes could have a material adverse effect on us.