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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012

or

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from              to             

Commission File Number: 001-32223

 

 

STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Maryland   33-1082757

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

200 West Madison Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, Illinois   60606-3415
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 658-5000

 

 

Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report:

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.     Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).     Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:

 

Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).     Yes  ¨    No  x

The number of shares of common stock (par value $0.01 per share) of the registrant outstanding as of May 2, 2012 was 204,267,664.

 

 

 


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STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC.

FORM 10-Q

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2012

INDEX

 

         PAGE  

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  

ITEM1.

  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS      3   

ITEM 2.

  MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS      29   

ITEM 3.

  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK      56   

ITEM 4.

  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES      58   

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

  

ITEM 1.

  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS      58   

ITEM 1A.

  RISK FACTORS      58   

ITEM 2.

  UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS      58   

ITEM 3.

  DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES      58   

ITEM 4.

  MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES      58   

ITEM 5.

  OTHER INFORMATION      59   

ITEM 6.

  EXHIBITS      59   

SIGNATURES

       60   

WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION:

We maintain a website at www.strategichotels.com. Through our website, we make available, free of charge, our annual proxy statement, annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC maintains a website that contains these reports at www.sec.gov.

This report (and Exhibit 99.1 hereto) contains registered trademarks that are the exclusive property of their respective owners, which are companies other than us, including Fairmont®, Four Seasons®, Hilton®, Hyatt®, InterContinental®, Loews®, Marriott®, Michael Jordan’s Steak House®, Renaissance®, Ritz-Carlton® and Westin®. None of the owners of these trademarks, their affiliates or any of their respective officers, directors, agents or employees has or will have any liability or responsibility for any financial statements, projections or other financial information or other information contained in this report.


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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES (SHR)

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In Thousands, Except Share Data)

 

     March 31,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 

Assets

    

Investment in hotel properties, net

   $ 1,676,881      $ 1,692,431   

Goodwill

     40,359        40,359   

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $9,435 and $8,915

     31,108        30,635   

Investment in unconsolidated affiliates

     126,198        126,034   

Cash and cash equivalents

     58,205        72,013   

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

     40,703        39,498   

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,575 and $1,698

     49,359        43,597   

Deferred financing costs, net of accumulated amortization of $4,434 and $3,488

     9,955        10,845   

Deferred tax assets

     1,968        2,230   

Prepaid expenses and other assets

     38,852        29,047   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 2,073,588      $ 2,086,689   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities, Noncontrolling Interests and Equity

    

Liabilities:

    

Mortgages and other debt payable

   $ 1,000,128      $ 1,000,385   

Bank credit facility

     59,000        50,000   

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

     246,384        249,179   

Distributions payable

     78,540        72,499   

Deferred tax liabilities

     47,475        47,623   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     1,431,527        1,419,686   

Noncontrolling interests in SHR’s operating partnership

     5,616        4,583   

Equity:

    

SHR’s shareholders’ equity:

    

8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ($0.01 par value per share; 4,148,141 shares issued and outstanding; liquidation preference $25.00 per share plus accrued distributions and $132,352 and $130,148 in the aggregate)

     99,995        99,995   

8.25% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ($0.01 par value per share; 3,615,375 shares issued and outstanding; liquidation preference $25.00 per share plus accrued distributions and $114,619 and $112,755 in the aggregate)

     87,064        87,064   

8.25% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock ($0.01 par value per share; 3,827,727 shares issued and outstanding; liquidation preference $25.00 per share plus accrued distributions and $121,351 and $119,377 in the aggregate)

     92,489        92,489   

Common shares ($0.01 par value per share; 250,000,000 common shares authorized; 185,867,664 and 185,627,199 common shares issued and outstanding)

     1,858        1,856   

Additional paid-in capital

     1,628,310        1,634,067   

Accumulated deficit

     (1,216,096     (1,190,621

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     (65,485     (70,652
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total SHR’s shareholders’ equity

     628,135        654,198   

Noncontrolling interests in consolidated affiliates

     8,310        8,222   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity

     636,445        662,420   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities, noncontrolling interests and equity

   $ 2,073,588      $ 2,086,689   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES (SHR)

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2012     2011  

Revenues:

    

Rooms

   $ 94,510      $ 91,470   

Food and beverage

     62,479        62,882   

Other hotel operating revenue

     20,125        19,973   

Lease revenue

     1,165        1,215   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenues

     178,279        175,540   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Costs and Expenses:

    

Rooms

     28,576        26,627   

Food and beverage

     47,393        46,007   

Other departmental expenses

     49,565        50,673   

Management fees

     5,616        5,774   

Other hotel expenses

     13,609        13,358   

Lease expense

     1,168        1,196   

Depreciation and amortization

     25,490        30,605   

Corporate expenses

     13,810        14,477   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating costs and expenses

     185,227        188,717   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating loss

     (6,948     (13,177

Interest expense

     (19,605     (19,548

Interest income

     30        32   

Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

     920        (1,600

Foreign currency exchange (loss) gain

     (5     139   

Other income, net

     452        3,925   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss before income taxes and discontinued operations

     (25,156     (30,229

Income tax (expense) benefit

     (465     1,648   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations

     (25,621     (28,581

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

     —          162   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Loss

     (25,621     (28,419

Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interests in SHR’s operating partnership

     117        138   

Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interests in consolidated affiliates

     29        595   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Loss Attributable to SHR

     (25,475     (27,686

Preferred shareholder dividends

     (6,041     (7,721
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Loss Attributable to SHR Common Shareholders

   $ (31,516   $ (35,407
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Amounts Attributable to SHR:

    

Loss from continuing operations

   $ (25,475   $ (27,847

Income from discontinued operations

     —          161   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss

   $ (25,475   $ (27,686
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic and Diluted Loss Per Share:

    

Loss from continuing operations attributable to SHR common shareholders

   $ (0.17   $ (0.23

Income from discontinued operations attributable to SHR common shareholders

     —          —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to SHR common shareholders

   $ (0.17   $ (0.23
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted average common shares outstanding

     186,430        157,333   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF

COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

(In Thousands)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2012     2011  

Net Loss

   $ (25,621   $ (28,419

Other comprehensive income:

    

Gain (loss) on currency translation adjustments

     10        (2,643

Gain on derivatives and other activity

     5,157        9,375   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

     5,167        6,732   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Loss

     (20,454     (21,687

Comprehensive loss attributable to the noncontrolling interests in SHR’s operating partnership

     93        106   

Comprehensive loss attributable to the noncontrolling interests in consolidated affiliates

     29        595   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Loss Attributable to SHR

   $ (20,332   $ (20,986
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES (SHR)

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In Thousands)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2012     2011  

Operating Activities:

    

Net loss

   $ (25,621   $ (28,419

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (including discontinued operations):

    

Deferred income tax expense (benefit)

     114        (2,921

Depreciation and amortization

     25,490        30,605   

Amortization of deferred financing and interest rate swap costs

     3,583        6,413   

Equity in (earnings) losses of unconsolidated affiliates

     (920     1,600   

Share-based compensation

     8,898        9,958   

Gain on sale of assets

     —          (2,654

Foreign currency exchange loss (gain)

     5        (197

Recognition of deferred gains

     (51     (1,205

Mark to market of derivative financial instruments

     (1,530     (4,366

Increase in accounts receivable

     (4,821     (7,326

(Increase) decrease in other assets

     (83     94   

(Decrease) increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses

     (5,369     2,077   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

     (305     3,659   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Investing Activities:

    

Proceeds from sale of investments

     —          9,000   

Unconsolidated affiliates recapitalization

     —          (57,380

Unrestricted cash acquired through acquisition and recapitalization

     —          30,600   

Cash received from unconsolidated affiliates

     756        716   

Increase in security deposits related to sale-leasebacks

     —          (1,270

Acquisition of note receivable

     (9,457     —     

Capital expenditures

     (7,754     (9,578

Increase in restricted cash and cash equivalents

     (2,146     (12,155
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (18,601     (40,067
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Financing Activities:

    

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

     —          50,000   

Equity issuance costs

     —          (273

Preferred stock tender costs

     (54     —     

Borrowings under bank credit facility

     9,000        67,000   

Payments on bank credit facility

     —          (88,000

Payments on mortgages and other debt

     (3,675     (1,635

Debt financing costs

     —          (1,038

Interest rate swap costs

     —          (3,921

Other financing activities

     (720     (500
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

     4,551        21,633   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

     547        3,418   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

     (13,808     (11,357

Change in cash of assets held for sale

     —          990   

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

     72,013        78,842   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

   $ 58,205      $ 68,475   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES (SHR)

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS – Continued

(In Thousands)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2012     2011  

Supplemental Schedule of Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities:

    

Acquisition of hotel properties

   $ —        $ 89,273   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Gain on mark to market of derivative instruments (see notes 2 and 9)

   $ (5,157   $ (9,375
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Distributions declared and payable to preferred shareholders (see note 8)

   $ 6,041      $ —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

(Decrease) increase in capital expenditures recorded as liabilities

   $ (239   $ 2,692   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Paid For:

    

Interest, net of interest capitalized

   $ 17,573      $ 16,963   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income taxes, net of refunds

   $ 261      $ 416   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1. GENERAL

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (SHR and, together with its subsidiaries, the Company) was incorporated in January 2004 to acquire and asset-manage upper upscale and luxury hotels that are subject to long-term management contracts. As of March 31, 2012, the Company’s portfolio included 17 full-service hotel interests located in urban and resort markets in: the United States; Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico; Hamburg, Germany; and London, England. The Company operates in one reportable business segment, hotel ownership.

SHR operates as a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), which means that it is managed by its board of directors and executive officers. A REIT is a legal entity that holds real estate interests and, through payments of dividends to stockholders, is permitted to reduce or avoid federal income taxes at the corporate level. For SHR to continue to qualify as a REIT, it cannot operate hotels; instead it employs internationally known hotel management companies to operate its hotels under management contracts. SHR conducts its operations through its direct and indirect subsidiaries, including its operating partnership, Strategic Hotel Funding, L.L.C. (SH Funding), which currently holds substantially all of the Company’s assets. SHR is the sole managing member of SH Funding and holds approximately 99% of its membership units as of March 31, 2012. SHR manages all business aspects of SH Funding, including the sale and purchase of hotels, the investment in these hotels and the financing of SH Funding and its assets.

As of March 31, 2012, SH Funding owned interests in or leased the following 17 hotels:

 

1. Fairmont Chicago

   10. InterContinental Miami

2. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (1)

   11. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

3. Four Seasons Jackson Hole

   12. Marriott Hamburg (4)

4. Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort

   13. Marriott Lincolnshire Resort (5)

5. Four Seasons Silicon Valley

   14. Marriott London Grosvenor Square (5)

6. Four Seasons Washington, D.C.

   15. Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

7. Hotel del Coronado (2)

   16. Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

8. Hyatt Regency La Jolla (3)

   17. Westin St. Francis

9. InterContinental Chicago

  

 

(1) 

This property is owned by an unconsolidated affiliate in which the Company indirectly holds an interest (see note 5). One land parcel at this property is subject to a ground lease arrangement.

(2) 

This property is owned by an unconsolidated affiliate in which the Company indirectly holds an interest (see note 5).

(3) 

This property is owned by a consolidated affiliate in which the Company indirectly holds a 53.5% interest.

(4)

The Company has a leasehold interest in this property.

(5) 

These properties are subject to ground lease arrangements.

 

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation:

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) and in conformity with the rules and regulations of the SEC applicable to interim financial information. As such, certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in complete annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been omitted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals, necessary to present fairly the financial position of the Company and its results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods presented. The Company believes the disclosures made are adequate to prevent the information presented from being misleading. However, the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements included in SHR’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of SHR, its subsidiaries and other entities in which the Company has a controlling interest.

If the Company determines that it is the holder of a variable interest in a variable interest entity (VIE), and it is the primary beneficiary, then the Company will consolidate the entity. For entities that are not considered VIEs, the Company consolidates those entities it controls. It accounts for those entities over which it has a significant influence but does not control using the equity method of accounting. At March 31, 2012, SH Funding owned the following interests in unconsolidated affiliates, which are accounted for using the equity method of accounting: an interest in the unconsolidated affiliate that owns the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture), an interest in the unconsolidated affiliate that owns the Hotel del Coronado (Hotel del Coronado Venture), and an interest in the unconsolidated affiliate that owns the Four Seasons Residence Club Punta Mita (RCPM) (see note 5). At March 31, 2012, SH Funding also owned an 85.8% controlling interest in the entity that owns both a condominium-hotel development adjacent to the Hotel del Coronado (North Beach Venture) and a 40.0% interest in the Hotel del Coronado Venture (see note 5), and a controlling interest in the entity that owns the Hyatt Regency La Jolla hotel, which are consolidated in the accompanying financial statements.

All significant intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

Use of Estimates:

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents:

At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, restricted cash and cash equivalents included $20,550,000 and $19,135,000, respectively, that will be used for property and equipment replacement in accordance with hotel management or lease agreements. At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, restricted cash and cash equivalents also included reserves of $20,153,000 and $20,363,000, respectively, required by loan and other agreements.

Income Taxes:

SHR has elected to be taxed as a REIT under Sections 856 through 860 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Tax Code). As a REIT, SHR generally will not be subject to U.S. federal income tax if it distributes 100% of its annual taxable income to its shareholders. As a REIT, SHR is subject to a number of organizational and operational requirements. If it fails to qualify as a REIT in any taxable year, SHR will be subject to U.S. federal income tax (including any applicable alternative minimum tax) on its taxable income at regular corporate tax rates. Even if it qualifies for taxation as a REIT, it may be subject to foreign, state and local income taxes and to U.S. federal income tax and excise tax on its undistributed income. In addition, taxable income from SHR’s taxable REIT subsidiaries is subject to federal, foreign, state and local income taxes. Also, the foreign countries where the Company has operations do not recognize REITs under their respective tax laws. Accordingly, the Company is subject to tax in those jurisdictions.

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are established for net operating loss carryforwards and temporary differences between the financial reporting basis and the tax basis of assets and liabilities at the enacted tax rates expected to be in effect when the net operating loss carryforwards are utilized and when the temporary differences reverse. The Company evaluates uncertain tax positions in accordance with applicable accounting guidance. A valuation allowance for deferred tax assets is provided if the Company believes all or some portion of the deferred tax asset may not be realized. Any increase or decrease in the valuation allowance that results from a change in circumstances that causes a change in the estimated realizability of the related deferred tax asset is included in earnings.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, income tax (expense) benefit related to continuing operations is summarized as follows (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended  
     March 31,  
     2012     2011  

Current tax (expense):

    

Europe

   $ (41   $ (6

Mexico

     —          (224

United States

     (310     (1,402
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     (351     (1,632
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Deferred tax (expense) benefit:

    

Mexico

     (424     (139

United States

     310        3,419   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
     (114     3,280   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total income tax (expense) benefit

   $ (465   $ 1,648   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Per Share Data:

Basic loss per share is computed by dividing the net loss attributable to SHR common shareholders by the weighted average common shares outstanding during each period. Diluted loss per share is computed by dividing the net loss attributable to SHR common shareholders as adjusted for the impact of dilutive securities, if any, by the weighted average common shares outstanding plus potentially dilutive securities. Dilutive securities may include restricted stock units (RSUs), options to purchase shares of SHR common stock (Options), units payable in SHR’s common stock under the Company’s Deferral Program, as defined in note 10 (Deferral Program Stock Units) and noncontrolling interests that have an option to exchange their interests to shares of SHR common stock. No effect is shown for securities that are anti-dilutive. The following table sets forth the components of the calculation of loss from continuing operations attributable to SHR common shareholders for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended  
     March 31,  
     2012     2011  

Numerator:

    

Loss from continuing operations attributable to SHR

   $ (25,475   $ (27,847

Preferred shareholder dividends

     (6,041     (7,721
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations attributable to SHR common shareholders

   $ (31,516   $ (35,568
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Denominator:

    

Weighted average common shares – basic and diluted

     186,430        157,333   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Securities that could potentially dilute basic loss per share in the future that are not included in the computation of diluted loss per share because they are anti-dilutive as of March 31, 2012 and 2011 are as follows (in thousands):

 

    

Computation For

Three Months Ended

 
     March 31,  
     2012      2011  

Noncontrolling interests

     853         853   

Options, RSUs and Deferral Program Stock Units

     3,876         1,904   

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss:

The Company’s accumulated other comprehensive loss (OCL) results from mark to market of certain derivative financial instruments and unrealized gains or losses on foreign currency translation adjustments (CTA). The following tables provide the components of accumulated OCL as of March 31, 2012 and 2011 (in thousands):

 

     Derivative  and
Other

Activity
    CTA     Accumulated OCL  

Balance at January 1, 2012

   $ (49,510   $ (21,142   $ (70,652

Mark to market of derivative instruments

     2,477        —          2,477   

Reclassification to earnings of amounts related to derivative instruments and other activity

     2,680        —          2,680   

CTA activity

     —          10        10   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2012

   $ (44,353   $ (21,132   $ (65,485
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

     Derivative  and
Other

Activity
    CTA     Accumulated OCL  

Balance at January 1, 2011

   $ (94,933   $ (12,231   $ (107,164

Mark to market of derivative instruments

     4,191        —          4,191   

Reclassification to earnings of amounts related to derivative instruments and other activity

     5,184        —          5,184   

CTA activity

     —          (2,643     (2,643
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2011

   $ (85,558   $ (14,874   $ (100,432
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

New Accounting Guidance:

In September 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) amended its guidance on the testing of goodwill impairment to allow an entity the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether the current two-step process is necessary. Under the amended guidance, the calculation of the reporting unit’s fair value (step one of the goodwill impairment test) is not required unless, as a result of the qualitative assessment, it is more likely than not that the fair value of the reporting unit is less than the unit’s carrying amount. If it is not more likely than not that the fair value of the reporting unit is less than the carrying amount, further testing of goodwill for impairment would not be performed. The Company adopted the new guidance on January 1, 2012 and the guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

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In June 2011, the FASB issued new guidance that amends current comprehensive income guidance. The new guidance eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of shareholders’ equity. Instead, the Company must report comprehensive income in either a single continuous statement of comprehensive income which contains two sections, net income and other comprehensive income, or in two separate but consecutive statements. Additionally, the guidance requires an entity to present on the face of the financial statements reclassification adjustments for items that are reclassified from other comprehensive income to net income in the statement(s) where the components of net income and the components of other comprehensive income are presented. The Company adopted the new guidance on January 1, 2012, except for the presentation requirements for reclassification adjustments, which has been deferred indefinitely. The adoption of the new guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

3. INVESTMENT IN HOTEL PROPERTIES, NET

The following summarizes the Company’s investment in hotel properties as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, excluding the leasehold interest in the Marriott Hamburg and unconsolidated affiliates (in thousands):

 

     March 31,     December 31,  
     2012     2011  

Land

   $ 334,048      $ 334,048   

Land held for development

     103,089        103,089   

Leasehold interest

     11,633        11,633   

Buildings

     1,318,144        1,316,029   

Building and leasehold improvements

     80,134        80,134   

Site improvements

     29,207        29,205   

Furniture, fixtures and equipment

     438,619        431,502   

Improvements in progress

     16,058        14,726   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total investment in hotel properties

     2,330,932        2,320,366   

Less accumulated depreciation

     (654,051     (627,935
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total investment in hotel properties, net

   $ 1,676,881      $ 1,692,431   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Consolidated hotel properties

     14        14   

Consolidated hotel rooms

     6,078        6,078   

Note Receivable

In January 2012, the Company acquired, at a discount to par value, a note receivable that is secured by a property adjacent to the Fairmont Chicago hotel for $10,507,000. As of December 31, 2011, the Company paid $1,050,000 as an escrow deposit for the acquisition of the note receivable.

 

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4. DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

The results of operations of hotels sold or assets held for sale are classified as discontinued operations and segregated in the consolidated statements of operations for all periods presented. Income from discontinued operations was $0 for the three months ended March 31, 2012. The following is a summary of income from discontinued operations for the three months ended March 31, 2011 (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended  
     March 31, 2011  

Hotel operating revenues

   $ 8,805   
  

 

 

 

Operating costs and expenses

     8,682   
  

 

 

 

Operating income

     123   

Foreign currency exchange gain

     58   

Other income, net

     326   

Income tax expense

     (359

Gain on sale

     14   
  

 

 

 

Income from discontinued operations

   $ 162   
  

 

 

 

Assets Sold:

Paris Marriott Champs Elysees (Paris Marriott)

On April 6, 2011, the Company sold its leasehold interest in the Paris Marriott hotel for consideration of €29,200,000 ($41,567,000). As part of the transaction, the Company received €11,900,000 ($16,910,000) related to the release of the security deposit and other closing adjustments. The Company expects to receive an additional €1,600,000 ($2,135,000), recorded in accounts receivable on the accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2012.

 

5. INVESTMENT IN UNCONSOLIDATED AFFILIATES

Investment in unconsolidated affiliates as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 includes the following (in thousands):

 

     March 31,      December 31,  
     2012      2011  

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture (a)

   $ 29,006       $ 27,367   

Hotel del Coronado Venture (b)

     93,368         94,876   

Four Seasons RCPM (c)

     3,824         3,791   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total investment in unconsolidated affiliates

   $ 126,198       $ 126,034   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

  (a) The Company has agreements with an unaffiliated third party, an affiliate of Walton Street Capital, L.L.C. (Walton Street), that form FMT Scottsdale Holdings, L.L.C. and Walton/SHR FPH Holdings, L.L.C. (together, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture) to own the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel. The Company has a 50% ownership interest in the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture. The Company jointly controls the venture with Walton Street and serves as the managing member. The Company also serves as the hotel’s asset manager and is entitled to earn a quarterly base management fee equal to 1.0% of total revenues during years one and two following the formation of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture, 1.25% during years three and four, and 1.5% thereafter, as well as certain project management fees. For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company recognized fees of $203,000 and $0, respectively, which are included in other income, net on the consolidated statements of operations. In connection with the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture, the Company is entitled to certain promote payments after Walton Street achieves a specified return.

 

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The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture has a $133,000,000 mortgage that matures December 2013 with an option for a second extension through April 9, 2015, subject to certain conditions. Interest is payable monthly at the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) plus 0.36%.

 

(b) The Company has a partnership, BSK Del Partners, L.P. (Hotel del Coronado Venture) with an unaffiliated third party, an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Advisors VI L.P. (Blackstone), that owns the Hotel del Coronado. Blackstone is the general partner of the Hotel del Coronado Venture with a 60.0% ownership interest, and the Company is a limited partner with an indirect 34.3% ownership interest. The Company acts as asset manager and is entitled to earn a quarterly asset management fee equal to 1.0% of gross revenue, certain development fees, and when applicable, an incentive fee equal to one-third of the incentive fee paid to the hotel operator under the hotel management agreement. As part of the Hotel del Coronado Venture with Blackstone, the Company and the other remaining member of the Hotel Venture earn a profit-based incentive fee of 20.0% of all distributions of the Hotel del Coronado Venture that exceed both a 20.0% internal rate of return and two times return on invested equity. For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company recognized fees of $196,000 and $1,293,000, respectively, which are included in other income, net on the consolidated statements of operations.

The Hotel del Coronado Venture has $425,000,000 of mortgage and mezzanine loans that mature March 2013 with three, one-year extension options, subject to certain conditions. After the third year of the loans, the final two one-year extensions require payment to the lender of a 25 basis point extension fee. Interest is payable at a weighted average rate of LIBOR plus 4.80%, subject to a 1.0% LIBOR floor. Additionally, the Hotel del Coronado Venture purchased a two-year, 2.0% LIBOR cap, which was required by the loans.

 

(c) The Company owns a 31% interest in and acts as asset manager for an unconsolidated affiliate, formed with two unaffiliated parties, that is developing the Four Seasons RCPM, a luxury vacation home product that is being sold in fractional and whole ownership interests on the property adjacent to the Company’s Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort in Mexico. The Company earns asset management fees and recognizes income, representing the percentage not owned by the Company. These fees amounted to $13,000 and $20,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and are included in other income, net in the consolidated statements of operations.

Condensed Combined Financial Information of Investment in Unconsolidated Affiliates

The following is summarized financial information for the Company’s unconsolidated affiliates as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 and for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 (in thousands):

 

     March 31,      December 31,  
     2012      2011  

Assets

     

Investment in hotel properties, net

   $ 719,970       $ 719,231   

Intangible assets, net

     43,309         43,616   

Cash and cash equivalents

     33,564         35,251   

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

     34,605         31,844   

Other assets

     33,992         31,297   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 865,440       $ 861,239   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities and Partners’ Equity

     

Mortgage and other debt payable

   $ 558,000       $ 558,000   

Other liabilities

     56,429         52,274   

Partners’ equity

     251,011         250,965   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities and partners’ equity

   $ 865,440       $ 861,239   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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     Three Months Ended  
     March 31,  
     2012     2011  

Revenues

    

Hotel operating revenue

   $ 57,826      $ 28,262   

Residential sales

     1,189        1,638   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenues

     59,015        29,900   

Expenses

    

Hotel operating expenses

     40,951        20,961   

Residential costs of sales

     416        541   

Depreciation and amortization

     8,542        4,463   

Other operating expenses

     1,155        1,878   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     51,064        27,843   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

     7,951        2,057   

Interest expense, net

     (8,021     (6,554

Other income (expenses), net

     118        (518
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 48      $ (5,015
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Equity in earnings (losses) in unconsolidated affiliates

    

Net income (loss)

   $ 48      $ (5,015

Partners’ share of income (loss) of unconsolidated affiliates

     395        2,889   

Adjustments for basis differences, taxes and intercompany eliminations

     477        526   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

   $ 920      $ (1,600
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

To the extent that the Company’s cost basis is different than the basis reflected at the unconsolidated affiliate level, the basis difference, excluding amounts attributable to land and goodwill, is amortized over the life of the related asset and included in the Company’s share of equity in earnings (losses) of the unconsolidated affiliates.

 

6. OPERATING LEASE AGREEMENTS

In June 2004, the Company recorded a sale of the Marriott Hamburg, and the Company’s leaseback of the hotel was reflected as an operating lease. A deferred gain was recorded in conjunction with the sale and is being recognized as a reduction of lease expense over the life of the lease. The Company recognized $51,000 and $53,000 of the deferred gain for the three months March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. As of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the deferred gain on the sale of the Marriott Hamburg recorded in accounts payable and accrued expenses on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets amounted to $3,673,000 and $3,655,000, respectively. On a monthly basis, the Company makes minimum rent payments aggregating to an annual total of €3,719,000 (adjusting by an index formula) ($4,962,000 based on the foreign exchange rate as of March 31, 2012) and pays additional rent based upon the performance of the hotel, which are recorded as lease expense in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations. A euro-denominated security deposit at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 was $2,535,000 and $2,462,000, respectively, and is included in other assets on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets. The Company subleases its interest in the Marriott Hamburg to a third party. The Company has reflected the sublease arrangement as an operating lease and records lease revenue.

In June 2004, the Company recorded a sale of the Paris Marriott, and the Company’s leaseback of the hotel was reflected as an operating lease. A deferred gain was recorded in conjunction with the sale and was being recognized as a reduction of lease expense over the life of the lease. On April 6, 2011, the Company sold its leasehold interest in the Paris Marriott (see note 4). The results of operations have been classified as discontinued operations in the consolidated statements of operations for all periods presented. The Company recognized $1,152,000 of the deferred gain related to the Paris Marriott in income from discontinued operations for the three months ended March 31, 2011. On a monthly basis, the Company made minimum rent payments and paid additional rent based upon the performance of the hotel, which were included in income from discontinued operations, in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations.

 

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Lease payments related to office space are included in corporate expenses on the consolidated statements of operations and lease payments related to hotel ground leases are included in other hotel expenses on the consolidated statements of operations.

 

7. INDEBTEDNESS

Mortgages and Other Debt Payable:

Certain subsidiaries of SHR are the borrowers under various financing arrangements. These subsidiaries are separate legal entities and their respective assets and credit are not available to satisfy the debt of SHR or any of its other subsidiaries.

Mortgages and other debt payable at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

                   Balance Outstanding at  

Debt

   Spread (a)
(basis  points)
     Current Maturity      March 31,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 

Hyatt Regency La Jolla

     100         September 2012       $ 97,500       $ 97,500   

Marriott London Grosvenor Square

     110         October 2013         115,454         113,659   

Four Seasons Washington, D.C. (b)

     315         July 2014         130,000         130,000   

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (b)

     385         July 2015         110,000         110,000   

InterContinental Miami (b)

     350         July 2016         85,000         85,000   

Fairmont Chicago

     Fixed         June 2017         97,119         97,750   

Westin St. Francis

     Fixed         June 2017         218,579         220,000   

InterContinental Chicago

     Fixed         August 2021         145,000         145,000   
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total mortgages payable (c)

           998,652         998,909   

Other debt (d)

     Fixed         January 2013         1,476         1,476   
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total mortgages and other debt payable

         $ 1,000,128       $ 1,000,385   
        

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a) Interest on mortgage loans is paid monthly at the applicable spread over LIBOR (0.24% at March 31, 2012) for all mortgage loans except for those secured by the Marriott London Grosvenor Square (£72,100,000 and £73,130,000 at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively), the Westin St. Francis, the Fairmont Chicago and the InterContinental Chicago hotels. Interest on the Marriott London Grosvenor Square loan is paid quarterly at the applicable spread over three-month GBP LIBOR (1.03% at March 31, 2012). Interest on the Westin St. Francis and Fairmont Chicago loans is paid monthly at an annual fixed rate of 6.09%, and interest on the InterContinental Chicago loan is paid monthly at an annual fixed rate of 5.61%.
(b) The mortgage loan secured by the Four Seasons Washington, D.C. hotel has two, one-year extension options, the mortgage loan secured by the InterContinental Miami hotel has two, one-year extension options, and the mortgage loan secured by the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel has three, one-year extension options. All of the extension options are subject to certain conditions. The maturity dates in the table exclude extension options.
(c) All of these loan agreements require maintenance of financial covenants, all of which the Company was in compliance with at March 31, 2012.
(d) The North Beach Venture assumed the mortgage loan on a hotel-condominium unit, which accrues interest at an annual fixed rate of 5.0% and is secured by the hotel-condominium unit. The hotel-condominium unit, with a carrying value of $1,594,000, is included in other assets on the consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011.

 

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Other Debt:

In connection with the acquisition of a 60-acre oceanfront land parcel in Punta Mita, Nayarit, Mexico, in October 2007, the Company executed two $17,500,000 non-interest bearing promissory notes. The Company recorded these notes at their present value based on an imputed interest rate of 9.5% and amortized the resulting discount over the life of the promissory notes. On September 30, 2008, the Company paid the first of the $17,500,000 non-interest bearing promissory notes. In August 2009, the Company entered into an agreement with the holder of the promissory note whereby the holder released the Company from its final installment payment of $17,500,000 that was due in August 2009 in exchange for the Company agreeing to provide the note holder with the right to an interest in the property. The Company will receive a preferred position which will entitle it to receive the first $12,000,000 of distributions generated from the property with any excess distributions split equally among the partners. The Company’s obligations under this agreement, recorded as other liabilities in accounts payable and accrued expenses on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets, are subject to the note holder being able to obtain certain permits and licenses to develop the land and the execution of an amended partnership agreement.

Bank Credit Facility:

On June 30, 2011, SH Funding entered into a $300,000,000 secured bank credit facility agreement. The agreement contains an accordion feature allowing for additional borrowing capacity up to $400,000,000, subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions set forth in the agreement. The agreement has a maturity date of June 30, 2014, with the right to extend the maturity date for an additional one-year period with an extension fee, subject to certain conditions. Under the agreement, SH Funding has a letter of credit sub-facility of $75,000,000, which is secured by the bank credit facility. Letters of credit reduce the borrowing capacity under the bank credit facility.

The interest rate at March 31, 2012 was 3.24% and the weighted average interest rate for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was 3.27%. At March 31, 2012, maximum availability under the bank credit facility was $300,000,000 and there was $59,000,000 of borrowings outstanding under the bank credit facility and outstanding letters of credit of $1,850,000 (see note 12). The agreement also requires maintenance of financial covenants, all of which SH Funding and SHR were in compliance with at March 31, 2012.

Debt Maturity:

The following table summarizes the aggregate maturities (assuming all extension options exercised) as of March 31, 2012 for all mortgages and other debt payable and the Company’s bank credit facility (in thousands):

 

Years ending

December 31,

   Amounts  

2012 (remainder)

   $ 105,494   

2013

     126,147   

2014

     13,872   

2015

     74,046   

2016

     145,861   

Thereafter

     593,708   
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 1,059,128   
  

 

 

 

Interest Expense:

Total interest expense in continuing and discontinued operations includes a reduction related to capitalized interest of $310,000 and $232,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Total interest expense in continuing and discontinued operations includes amortization of deferred financing costs of $903,000 and $1,280,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

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8. EQUITY AND DISTRIBUTION ACTIVITY

Common Shares:

The following table presents the changes in the issued and outstanding shares of SHR common stock since December 31, 2011 (excluding 853,461 units of SH Funding (OP Units) outstanding at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, which are redeemable for shares of SHR common stock on a one-for-one basis, or the cash equivalent thereof, subject to certain restrictions and at the option of SHR) (in thousands):

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2011

     185,627   

RSUs redeemed for shares of SHR common stock

     241   
  

 

 

 

Outstanding at March 31, 2012

     185,868   
  

 

 

 

Common Stock

As of March 31, 2012, no shares of SHR common stock have been repurchased under the $50,000,000 share repurchase program.

Stockholder Rights Plan

In November 2008, SHR’s board of directors adopted a stockholder rights plan. Under the plan, SHR declared a dividend of one preferred share purchase right (Right) for each outstanding share of SHR common stock. The dividend was payable on November 28, 2008 to the stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 28, 2008. Each Right will allow its holder to purchase from SHR one one-thousandth of a share of a new series of SHR participating preferred stock for $20.00, once the Rights become exercisable. The Rights will become exercisable and will separate from SHR’s common stock only upon the occurrence of certain events. On November 24, 2009, the Company entered into an amendment to extend the stockholder rights plan through November 30, 2012, unless the rights are earlier redeemed or amended by SHR’s board of directors.

Distributions to Shareholders and Unitholders

On November 4, 2008, SHR’s board of directors elected to suspend the quarterly dividend to holders of shares of SHR common stock.

Preferred Stock:

SHR’s charter provides that it may issue up to 150,000,000 of preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share. SHR’s Series A, B, and C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock have perpetual lives and SHR may redeem them at $25.00 per share plus accrued distributions.

Distributions

Distributions are declared quarterly to holders of shares of SHR preferred stock. In February 2009, SHR’s board of directors elected to suspend the quarterly dividend beginning with the first quarter of 2009 to holders of shares of SHR’s 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, 8.25% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock and 8.25% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. Dividends on the preferred stock are cumulative.

Pursuant to the articles supplementary governing the preferred stock, if the Company does not pay quarterly dividends on its preferred stock for six quarters, whether or not consecutive, the size of its board of directors will be increased by two and the holders of the preferred stock will have the right to elect two additional directors to the board. As of March 31, 2012, the Company did not pay quarterly dividends on its preferred stock for 13 quarters. There have been no new directors added to the board pursuant to this right.

 

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In connection with the preferred stock tender offers in the fourth quarter of 2011, SHR’s board of directors authorized, and SHR declared, the payment of accrued and unpaid dividends on its preferred stock through September 30, 2011, and dividends for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 (collectively, the Unpaid Dividends), and a sum sufficient for the payment of the Unpaid Dividends has been set apart for payment through the recording of a distribution payable in accordance with the terms of SHR’s charter. However, the Unpaid Dividends are not payable until June 29, 2012, are payable to holders of record as of June 15, 2012 and are contingent upon SHR’s ability to meet, on the June 29, 2012 Unpaid Dividends payment date, the requirements of the Maryland General Corporation Law with respect to the payment of dividends (the Maryland Dividend Requirement).

In February 2012 and May 2012, SHR’s board of directors authorized, and SHR declared, the payment of preferred dividends for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 and the quarter ending June 30, 2012, respectively, payable on June 29, 2012 to holders of record as of June 15, 2012, contingent upon SHR’s ability to meet the Maryland Dividend Requirement on such payment date. As of March 31, 2012, a sum sufficient for the payment of the preferred dividends for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 has been set apart for payment through the recording of a distribution payable in accordance with the terms of SHR’s charter. Subsequent to March 31, 2012, a sum sufficient for the payment of the preferred dividends for the quarter ending June 30, 2012 has been set apart for payment through the recording of a distribution payable in accordance with the terms of SHR’s charter.

As of March 31, 2012, SHR recorded distributions payable for declared and unpaid cumulative dividends on SHR’s preferred stock as follows:

 

     Distributions Payable
(in thousands)
     Per Share  

8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

   $ 28,648       $ 6.91   

8.25% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

   $ 24,234       $ 6.70   

8.25% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

   $ 25,658       $ 6.70   

Noncontrolling Interests:

The following tables reflect the reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances of the equity attributable to SHR and the noncontrolling owners (in thousands):

 

     SHR
Shareholders’
Equity
    Nonredeemable
Noncontrolling
Interests
    Total
Permanent
Shareholders’
Equity
    Total
Redeemable
Noncontrolling
Interests
(Temporary
Equity) (a)
 

Balance at December 31, 2011

   $ 654,198      $ 8,222      $ 662,420      $ 4,583   

RSUs redeemed for common shares

     2        —          2        —     

Net loss

     (25,475     (29     (25,504     (117

CTA

     10        —          10        —     

Derivatives and other activity

     5,133        —          5,133        24   

Share-based compensation

     1,479        —          1,479        9   

Declared distributions to preferred shareholders

     (6,041     —          (6,041     —     

Preferred stock tender costs

     (54     —          (54     —     

Redemption value adjustment

     (1,133     —          (1,133     1,133   

Other

     16        117        133        (16
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2012

   $ 628,135      $ 8,310      $ 636,445      $ 5,616   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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     SHR
Shareholders’
Equity
    Nonredeemable
Noncontrolling
Interests
    Total
Permanent
Shareholders’
Equity
    Total
Redeemable
Noncontrolling
Interests
(Temporary
Equity) (a)
 

Balance at December 31, 2010

   $ 620,262      $ 25,082      $ 645,344      $ 5,050   

Common shares issued

     141,462        —          141,462        682   

RSUs redeemed for common shares

     2        —          2        —     

Net loss

     (27,686     (595     (28,281     (138

CTA

     (2,630     —          (2,630     (13

Derivatives and other activity

     9,330        —          9,330        45   

Share-based compensation

     275        —          275        1   

Redemption value adjustment

     (272     —          (272     272   

Noncontrolling interests assumed in the Transaction

     —          10,725        10,725        —     

Other

     394        153        547        (394
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2011

   $ 741,137      $ 35,365      $ 776,502      $ 5,505   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  (a) The historical cost of the redeemable noncontrolling interests is based on the proportional relationship between the carrying value of equity associated with SHR’s common shareholders relative to that of the unitholders of SH Funding, as SH Funding units may be exchanged into SHR common stock on a one-for-one basis. The interests held by the noncontrolling partners are stated at the greater of carrying value or their redemption value.

As of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the redeemable noncontrolling interests had a redemption value of approximately $5,616,000 (based on the March 30, 2012 SHR common share closing price of $6.58) and $4,583,000 (based on the December 30, 2011 SHR common share closing price of $5.37), respectively. As of March 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010, the redeemable noncontrolling interests had a redemption value of approximately $5,505,000 (based on the March 31, 2011 SHR common share closing price of $6.45) and $5,050,000 (based on the December 31, 2010 SHR common share closing price of $5.29), respectively.

 

9. DERIVATIVES

The Company manages its interest rate risk by varying its exposure to fixed and variable rates while attempting to minimize its interest costs. The Company manages its fixed interest rate and variable interest rate risk through the use of interest rate caps and swaps. The Company enters into interest rate caps and swaps with high credit quality counterparties and diversifies its positions among such counterparties in order to reduce its exposure to credit losses. The caps limit the Company’s exposure on its variable-rate debt that would result from an increase in interest rates. The Company’s lenders, as stipulated in the respective loan agreements, generally require such caps. Upon extinguishment of debt, income effects of cash flow hedges are reclassified from accumulated OCL to interest expense, equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates, loss on early extinguishment of debt, or income from discontinued operations, as appropriate. The Company records all derivatives at fair value as either other assets or accounts payable and accrued expenses in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.

The valuation of the interest rate swaps and caps is determined using widely accepted valuation techniques including discounted cash flow analysis on the expected cash flows of each derivative. This analysis reflects the contractual terms of the derivatives, including the period to maturity, and uses observable market-based inputs, including interest rate curves and implied volatilities. The Company incorporates credit valuation adjustments (CVA) to appropriately reflect its own nonperformance risk and the respective counterparty’s nonperformance risk. When assessing nonperformance risk, the Company has considered the impact of netting and any applicable credit enhancements, such as collateral postings, thresholds, mutual puts, and guarantees.

 

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Except for the CVA, all inputs used to measure fair value of the derivative financial instruments are Level 2 inputs. The Company has concluded that the inputs used to measure its CVA are Level 3 inputs. If the inputs used to measure fair value fall in different levels of the fair value hierarchy, the level in the fair value hierarchy within which the fair value measurement in its entirety falls shall be determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety.

The Company reviews the fair value hierarchy classifications each reporting period. Changes in the observability of the valuation attributes may result in a reclassification of certain financial assets or liabilities. Such reclassifications are reported as transfers into and out of Level 3, or between other levels, at the fair value at the beginning of the reporting period in which the changes occur. The Company assessed the impact of the CVA on the overall fair value of its derivative instruments and concluded that the CVA does not have a significant impact to the fair values as of March 31, 2012. The Company reclassified its derivative financial instruments from Level 3 to Level 2 as unobservable inputs to the valuation model became insignificant during the period. As of March 31, 2012, all derivative liabilities are categorized as Level 2.

Derivatives in Cash Flow Hedging Relationships:

The Company’s objectives in using interest rate derivatives are to add stability to interest expense and to manage its exposure to interest rate movements. To accomplish this objective, the Company primarily uses interest rate swaps and caps as part of its interest rate risk management strategy. Interest rate swaps designated as cash flow hedges involve the receipt of variable-rate amounts from a counterparty in exchange for the Company making fixed-rate payments over the life of the agreements without exchange of the underlying notional amount.

The effective portion of changes in the fair value of derivatives designated and that qualify as cash flow hedges is recorded in accumulated OCL and is subsequently reclassified into earnings in the period that the hedged forecasted transaction affects earnings. During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, such derivatives were used to hedge the variable cash flows associated with existing variable-rate debt. The ineffective portion of the change in fair value of the derivatives is recognized directly in earnings.

Amounts reported in accumulated OCL related to derivatives will be reclassified to interest expense as interest payments are made on the Company’s variable-rate debt. During the next twelve months, the Company estimates that an additional $20,917,000 will be reclassified as an increase to interest expense.

As of March 31, 2012, the Company had the following outstanding interest rate derivatives that were designated as cash flow hedges of interest rate risk:

 

Interest Rate Derivatives

   Number of Instruments    Notional Amount
(in  thousands)
 

Interest rate swaps

   2    $ 200,000   

Interest rate swap

   1    £ 72,100   

At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the aggregate notional amount of the Company’s domestic interest rate swaps designated as cash flow hedges was $200,000,000. The Company’s current domestic swaps have fixed pay rates against LIBOR of 5.23% and 5.27% and maturity dates of December 2015 and February 2016.

In addition, at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company had a GBP LIBOR interest rate swap agreement with a notional amount of £72,100,000 and £73,130,000, respectively. The swap has a current fixed pay rate against GBP LIBOR of 5.72% and a maturity date of October 2013.

Termination of Cash Flow Hedges

In February 2011, the Company paid $4,201,000 to terminate three interest rate swaps with a combined notional amount of $125,000,000. There were no immediate charges to earnings in February 2011 based on the Company’s forecasted levels of LIBOR-based debt at the time of the transaction.

 

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Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments:

Derivatives not designated as hedges are not speculative and are used to manage the Company’s exposure to interest rate movements and other identified risks but do not meet hedge accounting requirements. Changes in the fair value of derivatives not designated in hedging relationships are recorded directly in earnings. As of March 31, 2012, the Company had the following outstanding interest rate derivatives that were not designated as hedging instruments:

 

Interest Rate Derivatives

   Number of Instruments    Notional Amount
(in thousands)
 

Interest rate swaps

   2    $ 200,000   

Interest rate cap

   1    $ 130,000   

At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the aggregate notional amount of the Company’s domestic interest rate swaps not designated as cash flow hedges was $200,000,000. The Company’s current domestic swaps have fixed pay rates against LIBOR of 4.90% and 4.96% and maturity dates of September 2014 and December 2014.

At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the aggregate notional amount of the Company’s interest rate cap agreements was $130,000,000 and $324,750,000, respectively. The Company’s current interest rate cap has a LIBOR strike rate of 4.00% and a maturity date of July 2013.

Fair Values of Derivative Instruments:

The table below presents the fair value of the Company’s derivative financial instruments as well as their classification on the consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 (in thousands):

 

            Fair Value as of  
     Balance Sheet Location      March 31,
2012
    December 31,
2011
 

Derivatives in cash flow hedging relationships:

       

Interest rate swaps (a)

    
 
Accounts payable and
accrued expenses
  
  
   $ (40,160   $ (42,527

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

       

Interest rate swaps (a)

    
 
Accounts payable and
accrued expenses
  
  
   $ (22,337   $ (23,867

Interest rate cap

    
 
Accounts payable and
accrued expenses
  
  
   $ —        $ —     

 

  (a) This liability is based on an aggregate termination value of $(64,892,000) and $(68,712,000) excluding accrued interest and includes a CVA of $2,395,000 and $2,318,000 as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

The following table reflects transfers out of Level 3 for all derivative financial instruments categorized as Level 3 as of January 1, 2012 (in thousands):

 

     Beginning Balance     Transfers Out of Level 3      Ending Balance  

Interest rate swaps

     (66,394   $ 66,394       $ —     

 

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The Company does not have any fair value measurements using inputs based on quoted prices in active markets (Level 1) or significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) as of March 31, 2012. The following table reflects changes in interest rate swap liabilities categorized as Level 2 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 (in thousands):

 

Balance as of January 1, 2012

   $ (66,394

Mark to market adjustments

     3,897   
  

 

 

 

Balance as of March 31, 2012

   $ (62,497
  

 

 

 

The Company did not have any fair value measurements using inputs based on quoted prices in active markets (Level 1 or Level 2) as of March 31, 2011. The following table reflects changes in interest rate swap liabilities categorized as Level 3 for the three months ended March 31, 2011 (in thousands):

 

Balance as of January 1, 2011

   $ (98,330

Interest rate swap terminations (b)

     3,921   

Mark to market adjustments

     8,523   
  

 

 

 

Balance as of March 31, 2011

   $ (85,886
  

 

 

 

 

  (b) During the three months ended March 31, 2011, the Company paid termination fees of $4,201,000, which includes accrued interest of $280,000, to terminate three interest rate swaps.

Effect of Derivative Instruments on the Statements of Operations:

The tables below present the effect of the Company’s derivative financial instruments on the statements of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended  
     March 31,  
     2012     2011  

Derivatives in Cash Flow Hedging Relationships

    

Interest rate swaps:

    

Effective portion of loss recognized in accumulated OCL

   $ (554   $ (712

Effective portion of loss reclassified into interest expense

   $ (5,711   $ (10,033

Ineffective portion of loss recognized in interest expense

   $ (791   $ (326
     Three Months Ended  
     March 31,  
     2012     2011  

Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments

    

Interest rate swaps:

    

Ineffective (losses) gains recognized in interest expense

   $ (828   $ 95   

Interest rate cap:

    

Loss recognized in other income, net

   $ (3   $ (23

Credit-risk-related Contingent Features:

The Company has agreements with each of its derivative counterparties that contain a provision where if the Company defaults and its indebtedness is accelerated or declared due or capable of being accelerated or declared due, then the Company could also be declared in default on its derivative obligations associated with the relevant indebtedness.

As of March 31, 2012, the termination value of derivatives in a net liability position, which includes accrued interest but excludes any adjustment for nonperformance risk, related to these agreements was $66,921,000. As of March 31, 2012, the Company has not posted any collateral related to these agreements. If the Company had breached any of these provisions at March 31, 2012, it would have been required to settle its obligations under the agreements at their termination value of $66,921,000. The Company has not breached any of the provisions as of March 31, 2012.

 

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10. SHARE-BASED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION PLANS

Second Amended and Restated 2004 Incentive Plan:

On June 21, 2004, the Company adopted the 2004 Incentive Plan (the Plan). The Plan provided for the grant of equity-based awards in the form of, among others, Options, RSUs, and stock appreciation rights (SARs), which are collectively referred to as the Awards. On May 22, 2008, SHR’s shareholders approved SHR’s Amended and Restated 2004 Incentive Plan (the Amended Plan). The Amended Plan: (a) added OP Units as an additional type of award; (b) adjusted the number of authorized shares from 3,000,000 shares of SHR common stock to 4,200,000 shares of SHR common stock or OP Units; (c) limited the maximum term of Options and SARs to no more than 10 years and prohibited the repricing of Options and SARs; and (d) established minimum vesting periods for certain awards. On May 19, 2011, SHR’s shareholders approved the Company’s Second Amended and Restated 2004 Incentive Plan (the Amended and Restated Plan) pursuant to which the number of securities authorized and reserved for issuance increased from 4,200,000 shares of SHR common stock or OP Units to 9,700,000 shares of SHR common stock or OP Units. The termination date of the Amended and Restated Plan was also extended from June 21, 2014 to December 31, 2016.

RSUs:

In 2011, a portion of the cash bonuses earned by certain executives in 2010 was deferred, and the method of payment was modified to performance-based RSUs in lieu of cash. The Company granted 169,064 performance-based RSUs to these executives that will vest upon the later to occur of (i) the Company’s achievement of positive funds from operations for a fiscal year and (ii) the Company’s commencement of payment of the preferred stock dividend on a current basis. In February 2012, the Company granted certain employees a target grant of 569,427 performance shares under a performance share plan that provides the recipient the opportunity to earn between zero and 160.0% of the target (up to a maximum of 911,083 performance shares), based on the relative total shareholder return of the shares of SHR common stock, as defined in the agreement, over the period from January 2, 2012 through December 31, 2014.

The Company recorded compensation expense of $959,000 and $777,000 related to RSUs and performance share awards (net of estimated forfeitures) for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The compensation expense is recorded in corporate expenses on the accompanying consolidated statements of operations. As of March 31, 2012, there was unrecognized compensation expense of $4,630,000 related to nonvested RSUs and $3,451,000 related to performance share awards granted under the Amended and Restated Plan. That cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 2.07 years for nonvested RSUs and 2.75 years for performance share awards.

Value Creation Plan:

On August 27, 2009, the Company adopted the Value Creation Plan to further align the interests and efforts of key employees to the interests of the Company’s stockholders in creating stockholder value and providing key employees an added incentive to work towards the Company’s growth and success. The Value Creation Plan provides for the payment of up to 2.5% of SHR’s market capitalization (limited to a maximum market capitalization based on a common stock price of $20.00 per share) to be provided to participants in the Value Creation Plan in 2012 if the highest average closing price of SHR’s common stock during certain consecutive twenty trading day periods in 2012 is at least $4.00 (Normal Distribution Amount). In addition, if a change of control occurs at any time prior to December 31, 2012, participants in the Value Creation Plan will generally not be entitled to the Normal Distribution Amount and will instead be entitled to receive 2.5% of SHR’s market capitalization based on the value of a share of SHR’s common stock upon the change of control (Change of Control Price), regardless of whether the Change of Control Price is less than $4.00 or greater than $20.00. A total of up to one million units issuable under the Company’s Value Creation Plan (VCP Units) (representing the opportunity to earn an amount equal to 2.5% of SHR’s market capitalization) can be allocated

 

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under the Value Creation Plan to key employees. Payments upon a unit of distribution may be made in cash, in shares of SHR’s common stock (subject to approval by SHR’s stockholders), in some combination thereof or in any other manner approved by the committee of the board administering the Value Creation Plan. On February 21, 2012, the Company adopted an amendment to the Value Creation Plan (the VCP Amendment). Pursuant to the terms of the VCP Amendment, no more than 174,828,353 shares of SHR’s common stock will be included in the calculation of SHR’s market capitalization as set forth in the Value Creation Plan. As of March 31, 2012, all one million VCP Units have been granted under the Value Creation Plan.

Deferral Program:

On June 29, 2011, the Company and its president and chief executive officer, Laurence S. Geller, entered into the Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Value Creation Plan Normal Unit Distributions Deferral Election and Deferral Program (Deferral Program). Pursuant to the Deferral Program, Mr. Geller elected to defer up to 50% of his share of the Normal Distribution Amount that may be paid pursuant to the Value Creation Plan currently contemplated to be paid in cash within 30 days after the end of each 2012 calendar quarter and to have such Normal Distribution Amount instead be converted into stock units on the basis of the fair market value of a share of SHR common stock at the time the Normal Distribution Amount would otherwise have been paid. Each stock unit under the Deferral Program will be converted on a one-for-one basis into a share of SHR common stock on January 2, 2014 or if earlier, upon a change of control of the Company or the first business day of the calendar month following six months after Mr. Geller’s termination of employment. In April 2012, Mr. Geller received 1,238,941 Deferral Program stock units in connection with the distribution of his share of the Normal Distribution Amount under the Value Creation Plan.

Prior to the Deferral Program, the Company accounted for the entire Value Creation Plan as a liability award because of its cash settlement feature and recorded the liability in accounts payable and accrued expenses. At the deferral election date, the Company bifurcated the Value Creation Plan and began accounting for the portion of the award payable in stock units as an equity award and continued accounting for the portion of the award payable in cash as a liability award. For the equity award, the Company established a fair value of $13,050,000 and reclassified $8,894,000 from accounts payable and accrued expenses to additional paid-in capital, which represented amounts previously recognized as compensation expense. The remaining balance will be recognized as compensation expense over the remaining derived service period. The fair value of the liability award is re-measured at the end of each reporting period, and the Company makes adjustments to the compensation expense and liability to reflect the fair value.

The unrecognized compensation expense related to the equity component of the award at March 31, 2012 was $416,000, which is expected to be recognized during 2012. The fair value of the liability component of the award at March 31, 2012 was $26,634,000. Total compensation expense recognized in corporate expenses on the consolidated statements of operations under the Value Creation Plan for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 was $7,939,000 and $9,181,000, respectively. In April 2012, the Company paid $18,357,000 pursuant to the Value Creation Plan.

 

11. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Cory Warning, the son-in-law of Laurence Geller, the Company’s president and chief executive officer, serves as Vice President, Investments for the Company. Mr. Warning’s base salary in 2012 and 2011 was $180,353 and $175,100, respectively. Mr. Warning received cash bonuses in 2012 and 2011 of $108,246 and $107,500, respectively. Mr. Warning received grants of RSUs of 4,698 and 13,809, in 2012 and 2011, respectively, and a grant of 9,538 performance share awards in 2012. In 2010, Mr. Warning received a grant of 5,000 units under the Company’s Value Creation Plan.

 

12. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Environmental Matters:

Generally, the properties acquired by the Company have been subjected to environmental site assessments. While some of these assessments have led to further investigation and sampling, none of the environmental assessments have revealed, nor is the Company aware of any environmental liability that it believes would have a material effect on its business or financial statements.

 

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Litigation:

The Company is party to various claims and routine litigation arising in the ordinary course of business. Based on discussions with legal counsel, the Company does not believe that the results of these claims and litigation, individually or in the aggregate, will have a material effect on its business or financial statements.

Letters of Credit:

As of March 31, 2012, the Company provided a $250,000 letter of credit related to its office space lease and a $1,600,000 letter of credit in connection with an obligation to complete certain repairs to the underground parking garage at the Four Seasons Washington, D.C. hotel.

Construction Contracts:

The Company has executed various contracts related to construction activities. As of March 31, 2012, the Company’s obligations under these contracts amounted to approximately $3,721,000. The construction activities are expected to be completed in 2012.

 

13. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

As of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the carrying amounts of certain financial instruments employed by the Company, including cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, and accounts payable and accrued expenses were representative of their fair values because of the short-term maturity of these instruments.

At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the fair value of the fixed-rate mortgage and other debt approximated the carrying value of $462,174,000 and $464,226,000, respectively. In addition, the fair value of new or recently refinanced variable-rate debt, which included the Company’s bank credit facility and mortgage loans secured by the Four Seasons Washington, D.C. hotel, the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, and the InterContinental Miami hotel approximated the carrying value of $384,000,000 and $375,000,000 at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

To calculate the estimated fair value of the remaining variable-rate mortgage debt as of March 31, 2012, the Company estimated that the current market spread over the applicable index (LIBOR or GBP LIBOR, as applicable) would be in the range of 350 to 450 basis points as compared to the current contractual spread as disclosed (see note 7). Using these estimated market spreads, the Company estimated the fair value of the remaining variable-rate mortgage debt to be approximately $5,000,000 to $7,000,000 lower than the total carrying value of $212,954,000. For every 100 basis point change in the assumed market spread, the corresponding change in the fair value of the total variable-rate debt would be approximately $2,000,000.

To calculate the estimated fair value of the remaining variable-rate mortgage debt as of December 31, 2011, the Company estimated that the current market spread over the applicable index (LIBOR or GBP LIBOR, as applicable) would be in the range of 350 to 450 basis points as compared to the current contractual spread as disclosed (see note 7). Using these estimated market spreads, the Company estimated the fair value of the remaining variable-rate mortgage debt to be approximately $6,000,000 to $9,000,000 lower than the total carrying value of $211,159,000. For every 100 basis point change in the assumed market spread, the corresponding change in the fair value of the total variable-rate debt would be approximately $3,000,000.

The Company estimated the fair value of the debt using a future discounted cash flow analysis based on the use and weighting of multiple market inputs being considered. Based on the frequency and availability of market data, all inputs used to measure the estimated fair value of the debt are Level 2 inputs. The primary sensitivity in these calculations is based on the selection of appropriate discount rates.

 

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Interest rate swap and cap agreements have been recorded at their estimated fair values.

 

14. GEOGRAPHIC AND BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION

The Company operates in one reportable business segment, hotel ownership. As of March 31, 2012, the Company’s foreign operations (excluding discontinued operations) and long-lived assets consisted of one Mexican hotel property, two Mexican development sites, a 31% interest in a Mexican unconsolidated affiliate, and two European properties, including a leasehold interest in a German hotel property.

The following tables present revenues (excluding unconsolidated affiliates and discontinued operations) and long-lived assets for the geographical areas in which the Company operates (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended  
     March 31,  
     2012      2011  

Revenues:

     

United States

   $ 159,387       $ 157,059   

Mexico

     9,930         10,561   

Europe

     8,962         7,920   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 178,279       $ 175,540   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     March 31,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 

Long-lived Assets:

  

United States

   $ 1,481,453       $ 1,496,513   

Mexico

     169,059         169,729   

Europe

     97,836         97,183   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 1,748,348       $ 1,763,425   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

15. MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS

The Company has amended terms of its management agreements with various hotel operators. Consideration resulting from these amendments, including amounts previously recognized as termination liabilities, are classified as deferred credits and will be recognized ratably in earnings (as an offset to management fee expense) over the expected remaining initial terms of the respective management agreements. At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, deferred credits of $7,220,000 and $7,431,000, respectively, were included in accounts payable and accrued expenses on the consolidated balance sheets.

Asset Management Agreements

The Company has entered into asset management agreements with unaffiliated third parties to provide asset management services to four hotels not owned by the Company. On March 11, 2011, the Company purchased two of these hotels and terminated the respective asset management agreements. Under the remaining agreements, the Company earns base management fees and has the potential to earn additional incentive fees. For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company earned $100,000 and $138,000, respectively, in fees under these agreements, which are included in other income, net in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

16. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

In April 2012, SHR completed a public offering of common stock by issuing 18,400,000 shares at a public offering price of $6.50 per share. After underwriting discounts and commissions, SHR raised net proceeds of approximately $114,816,000. These proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, reducing the Company’s borrowings under its secured bank credit facility, funding the payment of

 

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STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)

 

accrued and unpaid preferred dividends, repaying other debt and funding capital expenditures and working capital. In connection with this offering, SHR’s board of directors approved an increase in the number of shares of common stock that the Company is authorized to issue from 250,000,000 to 350,000,000, and the Company’s charter was amended accordingly.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

Note on Forward-Looking Statements

On one or more occasions, we may make statements regarding our assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events. All statements other than statements of historical facts included or incorporated by reference in this Form 10-Q are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act).

Words or phrases such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “targets,” “will,” “will continue,” “will likely result” or other comparable expressions or the negative of these words or phrases identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect our current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. We caution that while we make such statements in good faith and we believe such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in records and other data available from third parties, we cannot assure you that our projections will be achieved.

Some important factors that could cause actual results or outcomes for us to differ materially from these forward-looking statements are discussed in the cautionary statements contained in Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 10-Q, which are incorporated herein by reference. In assessing forward-looking statements contained herein, readers are urged to read carefully all cautionary statements contained in this Form 10-Q.

Overview

We were incorporated in Maryland in January 2004 to acquire and asset-manage upper upscale and luxury hotels (as defined by Smith Travel Research). Our accounting predecessor, Strategic Hotel Capital, L.L.C. (SHC LLC) was founded in 1997 by Laurence Geller, our president and chief executive officer, Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Whitehall Fund and others. We made an election to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under the Sections 856 through 860 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Tax Code). On June 29, 2004, we completed our initial public offering (IPO) of our common stock. Prior to the IPO, 21 hotel interests were owned by SHC LLC. Concurrent with and as part of the transactions relating to the IPO, a reverse spin-off distribution to shareholders separated SHC LLC into two companies, a new, privately-held SHC LLC, with interests, at that time, in seven hotels and Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (SHR), a public entity with interests, at that time, in 14 hotels. See “Item 1. Financial Statements -1. General” for the hotel interests owned or leased by us as of March 31, 2012.

We operate as a self-administered and self-managed REIT, which means that we are managed by our board of directors and executive officers. A REIT is a legal entity that holds real estate interests and, through payments of dividends to stockholders, is permitted to reduce or avoid federal income taxes at the corporate level. To continue to qualify as a REIT, we cannot operate hotels; instead we employ internationally known hotel management companies to operate our hotels under management contracts. We conduct our operations through our direct and indirect subsidiaries including our operating partnership, Strategic Hotel Funding, L.L.C. (SH Funding), which currently holds substantially all of our assets. We are the managing member of SH Funding and hold approximately 99% of its membership units as of March 31, 2012. We manage all business aspects of SH Funding, including the sale and purchase of hotels, the investment in these hotels and the financing of SH Funding and its assets.

Throughout this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section, references to “we”, “our”, “us”, and “the Company” are references to SHR together, except as the context otherwise requires, with its consolidated subsidiaries, including SH Funding.

 

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When presenting the U.S. dollar equivalent amount for any amounts expressed in a foreign currency, the U.S. dollar equivalent amount has been computed based on the exchange rate on the date of the transaction or the exchange rate prevailing on March 31, 2012, as applicable, unless otherwise noted.

Key Indicators of Operating Performance

We evaluate the operating performance of our business using a variety of operating and other information that includes financial information prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) such as total revenues, operating income (loss), net income (loss), and earnings per share, as well as non-GAAP financial information. In addition, we use other information that may not be financial in nature, including statistical information and comparative data. We use this information to measure the performance of individual hotels, groups of hotels, and/or our business as a whole. Key indicators that we evaluate include average daily occupancy, average daily rate (ADR), revenue per available room (RevPAR), and Total RevPAR, which are more fully discussed under “- Factors Affecting Our Results of Operations – Revenues.” We also evaluate Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA), Comparable EBITDA, Funds from Operations (FFO), FFO-Fully Diluted, and Comparable FFO as supplemental non-GAAP measures to GAAP performance measures. We provide a more detailed discussion of the non-GAAP financial measures under “-Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

Outlook

The lodging industry began its recovery near the end of the first quarter of 2010, after one of the worst downturns in its history. Luxury demand, in which our portfolio has the highest concentration of assets, has experienced positive RevPAR growth beginning with the week of February 20, 2010, following 96 consecutive weeks of negative RevPAR growth. RevPAR and occupancy gains continued in the first quarter of 2012, driven by improved demand from both group and transient business.

The first quarter of 2012 represented the ninth consecutive quarter of demand growth and eighth consecutive quarter of RevPAR growth and profit margin expansion for our North American portfolio. Same Store Assets (see “- Total Portfolio and Same Store Asset Definitions” below) located in North America, which excludes hotels acquired in 2011 and hotels owned through unconsolidated affiliates, gained 2.6 percentage points in occupancy, driven by a 5.3% increase in transient room nights and a 4.9% increase in group room nights compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2011. ADR at our hotels increased a strong 5.1% in the first quarter of 2012, as a result of a 7.1% increase in group rate and a 3.3% increase in transient rate, compared to the first quarter of 2011. For the quarter ended March 31, 2012, RevPAR increased 9.4% and Total RevPAR increased 7.7%, compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2011.

Our total United States portfolio of 14 hotels includes our unconsolidated affiliates at the Hotel del Coronado and Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel, as well as the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and the Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels we acquired in March 2011. We believe that providing the operating results on this broader portfolio, as well as the results of our Same Store Assets, is a better reflection of the operating trends of our business. For the quarter ended March 31, 2012, RevPAR for our total United States portfolio increased 8.8%, driven by a 5.0% increase in ADR and a 2.3 percentage point increase in occupancy, compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2011.

The performance of our asset in Mexico, the Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort, has lagged the recovery of the rest of our portfolio as the hotel continues to be impacted by broad based security concerns in Mexico. For the first quarter of 2012, occupancy at the Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort declined by 3.1 percentage points leading to a 6.5% decline in RevPAR.

As we assess lodging supply and demand dynamics looking forward, we are optimistic about the long-term prospects for a robust and sustained recovery, particularly in the product niche and markets in which we own assets. However, in the near-term we remain cautious given the current backdrop of global macroeconomic uncertainty. Group bookings pace remains our best forward indicator of demand. For our total North American portfolio of hotels, which includes the 14 hotels in our total United States portfolio and the Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort, definite group room nights for 2012 as of March 31, 2012 are up 0.7% compared to the same time last year and are booked at 4.3% higher rates. New supply in the luxury and upper upscale segments remains very well contained in our markets and the current significant gap between hotel trading values and replacement costs bodes favorably for very limited supply growth into the future.

 

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During the lodging downturn we implemented hotel specific contingency plans designed to reduce costs and maximize efficiency at each hotel. These include, but are not limited to, adjusting variable labor, eliminating certain fixed labor, and reducing the hours of room service operations and other food and beverage outlets. We believe the cost structures of our hotels have been fundamentally redesigned to sustain many of the cost reductions, even during periods of rising lodging demand. Therefore, we are optimistic that improving lodging demand will lead to increases in ADR and drive significant profit margin expansion throughout our portfolio.

Balance Sheet Restructuring

Since the beginning of 2010, we have been in the process of restructuring our balance sheet to decrease our leverage, improve both our short-term and long-term liquidity, and address our near-term debt maturities. This restructuring has been multifaceted and has included asset sales, equity issuances, and recapitalization and refinancing transactions on many of our assets as summarized below:

 

   

We issued an aggregate of 128.3 million shares of common stock in a private offering, two public offerings and in connection with the purchase of assets, raising $658.6 million of new equity.

 

   

We tendered for and retired our 3.50% Exchangeable Senior Notes (Exchangeable Notes) totaling $180.0 million.

 

   

We tendered for and purchased approximately 3.2 million shares of preferred stock totaling $86.1 million.

 

   

We sold our interests in the InterContinental Prague, the Paris Marriott Champs Elysees (Paris Marriott), and BuyEfficient generating net proceeds of $70.6 million.

 

   

We recapitalized our investments in the Hotel del Coronado and the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotels and restructured the debt on those properties, reducing our pro-rata share of the debt on these assets from $463.5 million to $212.3 million.

 

   

We first extended and then replaced our bank credit facility with a new $300.0 million credit facility (which also includes a $100.0 million accordion feature) with an initial maturity date of June 30, 2014, with an option to extend for an additional year, subject to certain conditions.

 

   

We refinanced $749.5 million of property level mortgage debt scheduled to mature in 2011 and 2012 with new mortgage debt of $787.8 million, with initial maturity dates ranging from 2014 to 2021 (and 2016 to 2021 assuming extension options are exercised).

As a result of these transactions, our total consolidated debt decreased from $1.6 billion at December 31, 2009 to $1.1 billion as of March 31, 2012. As of March 31, 2012, we had approximately $8.2 million of available corporate level cash, not including restricted cash and cash currently held by the hotels, and we had $59.0 million outstanding borrowings on our $300.0 million bank credit facility, including $1.9 million in letters of credit outstanding. Additionally, we had a distribution payable of $78.5 million for unpaid cumulative preferred dividends as of March 31, 2012.

European Strategy

We previously announced our intention to exit our assets in Europe in an orderly process designed to maximize proceeds. Since that time, we sold the Renaissance Paris Hotel LeParc Trocadero (Renaissance Paris), the InterContinental Prague and our leasehold interest in the Paris Marriott. Our remaining European assets are the Marriott London Grosvenor Square and our leasehold interest in the Marriott Hamburg. While we continue to opportunistically explore options to exit these investments and still intend to be North American-centric with respect to any new acquisitions, our two remaining European assets continue to perform well and we are not currently actively marketing either of these assets for sale.

 

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Factors Affecting Our Results of Operations

Acquisition and Sale of Interests in Consolidated Properties.

On June 24, 2011, we acquired the remaining 49.0% interest in the InterContinental Chicago hotel, previously owned by our partner in the consolidated affiliate, giving us 100% ownership of the InterContinental Chicago hotel. As part of the transaction, we also acquired an additional 2.5% ownership interest in the Hyatt Regency La Jolla hotel, increasing our controlling interest in the hotel to 53.5%. Total consideration was approximately $90.2 million, which included the issuance of approximately 10.8 million shares of our common stock at a price of $6.51 per share based on the June 24, 2011 common share closing price, approximately $19.4 million of cash, which includes working capital, and post-closing adjustments of $0.5 million.

On April 6, 2011, we sold our leasehold interest in the Paris Marriott hotel for consideration of €29.2 million ($41.6 million). As part of the transaction, we received €11.9 million ($16.9 million) related to the release of the security deposit and other closing adjustments. We expect to receive an additional €1.6 million ($2.1 million).

On March 11, 2011, we acquired the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and the Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels in exchange for an aggregate of 15.2 million shares of our common stock at a price of $6.08 per share based on the March 11, 2011 common share closing price, or approximately $92.4 million.

Unconsolidated Affiliates. On June 9, 2011, we completed a recapitalization transaction that changed our ownership interest in the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel. See “—Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements – Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture” for further description of this transaction.

On February 4, 2011, we completed a recapitalization transaction that changed our ownership interest in the Hotel del Coronado. See “—Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements – Hotel and North Beach Ventures and Hotel del Coronado Venture” for further description of this transaction.

On January 21, 2011, we sold our 50.0% interest in BuyEfficient for $9.0 million and recognized a gain of $2.6 million.

Total Portfolio and Same Store Asset Definitions. We define our Total Portfolio as properties that we wholly or partially own or lease and whose operations are included in our consolidated operating results. The Total Portfolio excludes all sold properties and assets held for sale included in discontinued operations.

We present certain information about our hotel operating results on a comparable hotel basis, which we refer to as our Same Store analysis. We define our Same Store Assets as those hotels (a) that are owned or leased by us, and whose operations are included in our consolidated operating results and (b) for which we reported operating results throughout the entire reporting periods presented.

Our Same Store Assets for purposes of the comparison of the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 exclude the Four Seasons Silicon Valley hotel, the Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotel, unconsolidated affiliates, and all sold properties and assets held for sale included in discontinued operations.

We present these results of Same Store Assets because we believe that doing so provides useful information for evaluating the period-to-period performance of our hotels and facilitates comparisons with other hotel REITs and hotel owners. In particular, these measures assist in distinguishing whether increases or decreases in revenues and/or expenses are due to operations of the Same Store Assets or from acquisition or disposition activity.

Revenues. Substantially all of our revenue is derived from the operation of our hotels. Specifically, our revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 consisted of:

 

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     Total Portfolio
%  of Total Revenues
    Same Store  Assets
% of Total Revenues
 
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Revenues:

      

Rooms

     53.0     52.1     54.0     52.8

Food and beverage

     35.0     35.8     35.7     35.7

Other hotel operating revenue

     11.3     11.4     9.6     10.7

Lease revenue

     0.7     0.7     0.7     0.8
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total revenues

     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   

Rooms revenue. Occupancy and ADR are the major drivers of rooms revenue.

 

   

Food and beverage revenue. Occupancy, local catering and banquet events are the major drivers of food and beverage revenue.

 

   

Other hotel operating revenue. Other hotel operating revenue consists primarily of cancellation fees, spa, telephone, parking, golf course, Internet access, space rentals, retail and other guest services and is also driven by occupancy.

 

   

Lease revenue. We sublease our interest in the Marriott Hamburg to a third party and earn annual base rent plus additional rent contingent on the hotel meeting performance thresholds.

Changes in our revenues are most easily explained by performance indicators that are used in the hotel real estate industry:

 

   

average daily occupancy;

 

   

ADR, which stands for average daily rate, is equal to rooms revenue divided by the number of occupied rooms;

 

   

RevPAR, which stands for revenue per available room, is equal to rooms revenue divided by the number of rooms available; and

 

   

Total RevPAR, which stands for total revenue per available room, is equal to the sum of rooms revenue, food and beverage revenue and other hotel operating revenue, divided by the number of rooms available.

We generate a significant portion of our revenue from two broad categories of customers, transient and group.

Our transient customers include individual or group business and leisure travelers that occupy fewer than 10 rooms per night. Transient customers accounted for approximately 56.7% and 53.5% of the rooms sold during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. We divide our transient customers into the following subcategories:

 

   

Transient Leisure – This category generates the highest room rates and includes travelers that receive published rates offered to the general public that do not have access to negotiated or discounted rates.

 

   

Transient Negotiated – This category includes travelers, who are typically associated with companies and organizations that generate high volumes of business, that receive negotiated rates that are lower than the published rates offered to the general public.

 

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Our group customers include groups of 10 or more individuals that occupy 10 or more rooms per night. Group customers accounted for approximately 43.3% and 46.5% of the rooms sold during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. We divide our group customers into the following subcategories:

 

   

Group Association – This category includes group bookings related to national and regional association meetings and conventions.

 

   

Group Corporate – This category includes group bookings related to corporate business.

 

   

Group Other – This category generally includes group bookings related to social, military, education, religious, fraternal and youth and amateur sports teams.

Fluctuations in revenues, which, for our domestic hotels, historically have been correlated with changes in the United States gross domestic product (U.S. GDP), are driven largely by general economic and local market conditions, which in turn affect levels of business and leisure travel. Guest demographics also affect our revenues. During 2011 and the first quarter of 2012, demand at our hotels increased significantly, despite tepid U.S. GDP growth, which we believe reflects the relative strength of our primary customer demographics, particularly U.S. based corporations and affluent transient travelers. While hotel demand has improved and luxury hotel demand for the industry is currently at an all-time high, occupancy and ADR metrics for our hotels remain below prior peak periods given the industry is still in the early stages of recovery.

In addition to economic conditions, supply is another important factor that can affect revenues. Room rates and occupancy tend to fall when supply increases unless the supply growth is offset by an equal or greater increase in demand. One reason we target upper upscale and luxury hotels in select urban and resort markets, including major business centers and leisure destinations, is because they tend to be in locations that have greater supply constraints such as lack of available land, high development costs, long development and entitlement lead times, and brand trade area restrictions that prevent the addition of a certain brand or brands in close proximity. Nevertheless, our hotels are not insulated from competitive pressures and our hotel operators will lower room rates to compete more aggressively for guests in periods when occupancy declines.

For purposes of calculating our Total Portfolio RevPAR for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, we exclude unconsolidated affiliates, discontinued operations, and the Marriott Hamburg because we sublease the operations of the hotel and only record lease revenue. Same Store Assets RevPAR is calculated in the same manner as Total Portfolio RevPAR but also excludes the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and the Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011. These methods for calculating RevPAR each period are consistently applied through the remainder of this “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and should be taken into consideration wherever RevPAR results are disclosed.

Hotel Operating Expenses. Our hotel operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 consisted of the costs and expenses to provide hotel services, including:

 

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     Total Portfolio
%  of Total Hotel
Operating Expenses
    Same Store  Assets
% of Total Hotel Operating
Expenses
 
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Hotel Operating Expenses:

        

Rooms

     19.7     18.7     20.3     19.3

Food and beverage

     32.8     32.3     33.3     32.7

Other departmental expenses

     34.2     35.6     33.7     35.2

Management fees

     3.9     4.0     3.8     3.6

Other hotel expenses

     9.4     9.4     8.9     9.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total hotel operating expenses

     100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   

Rooms expense. Occupancy is a major driver of rooms expense, which has a significant correlation with rooms revenue.

 

   

Food and beverage expense. Occupancy, local catering and banquet events are the major drivers of food and beverage expense, which has a significant correlation with food and beverage revenue.

 

   

Other departmental expenses. Other departmental expenses consist of general and administrative, marketing, repairs and maintenance, utilities and expenses related to earning other operating revenue.

 

   

Management fees. We pay base and incentive management fees to our hotel operators. Base management fees are computed as a percentage of revenue. Incentive management fees are incurred when operating profits exceed levels prescribed in our management agreements.

 

   

Other hotel expenses. Other hotel expenses consist primarily of insurance costs and property taxes.

Salaries, wages and related benefits are included within the categories of hotel operating expenses described above and represented approximately 49.8% and 48.9% of the Total Portfolio total hotel operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Most categories of variable operating expenses, such as utilities and certain labor such as housekeeping, fluctuate with changes in occupancy. Increases in RevPAR attributable to increases in occupancy are accompanied by increases in most categories of variable operating costs and expenses while increases in RevPAR attributable to increases in ADR typically only result in increases in limited categories of operating costs and expenses, such as management fees charged by our operators, which are based on hotel revenues. Thus, changes in ADR have a more significant impact on operating margins.

Lease Expense. As a result of the sale-leaseback transaction of the Marriott Hamburg hotel, we record lease expense in our statements of operations. In conjunction with the sale-leaseback transaction, we also recorded a deferred gain, which is amortized as an offset to lease expense.

Corporate Expenses. Corporate expenses include payroll and related costs, professional fees, travel expenses and office rent.

Recent Events. In addition to the changes to the consolidated hotel properties and unconsolidated affiliates noted above, we expect that the following events will cause our future results of operations to differ from our historical performance:

Preferred Stock Tender Offers. In December 2011, we completed tender offers to purchase a portion of our outstanding preferred stock. The results of the tender offers are as follows:

 

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     Number of Shares
Validly Tendered and
Accepted for  Purchase
     Purchase Price
(Per Share)
 

8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

     340,609       $ 26.70   

8.25% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

     984,625       $ 26.50   

8.25% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

     1,922,273       $ 26.50   

We paid the holders approximately $86.1 million in cash, which was without interest or accrued and unpaid dividends.

New Bank Credit Facility. On June 30, 2011, we entered into a new $300.0 million secured, bank credit facility, which also includes a $100.0 million accordion feature. This new facility replaced the $350.0 million secured bank credit facility that was set to expire in March 2012. The facility’s interest rate is based upon a leverage-based pricing grid ranging from London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR) plus 275 basis points to LIBOR plus 375 basis points. The facility’s current interest rate is LIBOR plus 300 basis points, a reduction from the previous facility’s pricing of LIBOR plus 375 basis points. The facility expires on June 30, 2014, with a one-year extension available, subject to certain conditions. See “—Liquidity and Capital Resources—Bank credit facility.”

Common Stock. On April 23, 2012, we completed a public offering of common stock by issuing 18.4 million shares at a public offering price of $6.50 per share. After underwriting discounts and commissions, we raised net proceeds of approximately $114.8 million. These proceeds were used for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, reducing our borrowings under our secured bank credit facility, funding the payment of accrued and unpaid preferred dividends, repaying other debt and funding capital expenditures and working capital.

On March 11, 2011, we issued 8.0 million shares of our common stock to an affiliate of the seller of the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels in a private placement at a price of $6.25 per share for approximate net proceeds of $49.7 million after expenses. These proceeds were used to repay existing indebtedness under our previous bank credit facility.

Termination and De-Designation of Cash Flow Hedges. On June 20, 2011, we paid $29.7 million to terminate five interest rate swaps with a combined notional amount of $300.0 million. In addition, based on changes in the forecasted levels of LIBOR-based debt, we de-designated one interest rate swap with a notional amount of $100.0 million as a cash flow hedge. Changes in the market value of the interest rate swap will be recorded in earnings subsequent to the de-designation.

On February 11, 2011, we paid approximately $4.2 million to terminate three interest rate swaps with a combined notional amount of $125.0 million. There were no immediate charges to earnings based on our forecasted levels of LIBOR-based debt at the time of the transaction.

Mortgage Loan Agreements. On July 28, 2011, we refinanced and increased the loan secured by the InterContinental Chicago hotel to $145.0 million with interest payable monthly at an annual fixed rate of 5.61% and a maturity date of August 1, 2021.

On July 20, 2011, we executed a mortgage agreement in the amount of $130.0 million, which is secured by the Four Seasons Washington, D.C. hotel, that has interest payable monthly at one-month LIBOR plus 3.15% and has a maturity date of July 20, 2014, with two, one-year extension options, subject to certain conditions.

On July 14, 2011, we refinanced and decreased the loan secured by the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel to $110.0 million with interest payable monthly at one-month LIBOR plus 3.85%. The loan has a maturity date of July 14, 2015, with three, one-year extension options, subject to certain conditions.

 

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On July 6, 2011, we refinanced and decreased the loan secured by the InterContinental Miami hotel to $85.0 million with interest payable monthly at one-month LIBOR plus 3.50%. The loan has a maturity date of July 6, 2016, with two, one-year extension options, subject to certain conditions.

On June 29, 2011, we repaid the $76.5 million mortgage loan secured by the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay hotel, which became one of the borrowing base properties under the $300.0 million bank credit facility agreement.

Acquisition of Note Receivable. In January 2012, we acquired, at a discount to par value, a note receivable that is secured by a property adjacent to the Fairmont Chicago hotel for $10.5 million.

 

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Comparison of Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 to Three Months Ended March 31, 2011

Operating Results

The following table presents the operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, including the amount and percentage change in these results between the two periods of our Total Portfolio and Same Store Assets (in thousands, except operating data).

 

    Total Portfolio     Same Store Assets  
    2012     2011     Change ($)
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
    Change (%)
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
    2012     2011     Change ($)
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
    Change (%)
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
 

Revenues:

               

Rooms

  $ 94,510      $ 91,470      $ 3,040        3.3   $ 85,908      $ 77,059      $ 8,849        11.5

Food and beverage

    62,479        62,882        (403     (0.6 )%      56,716        52,057        4,659        8.9

Other hotel operating revenue

    20,125        19,973        152        0.8     15,339        15,634        (295     (1.9 )% 

Lease revenue

    1,165        1,215        (50     (4.1 )%      1,165        1,215        (50     (4.1 )% 
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

Total revenues

    178,279        175,540        2,739        1.6     159,128        145,965        13,163        9.0
 

 

 

   

 

 

             

Operating Costs and Expenses:

               

Hotel operating expenses

    144,759        142,439        (2,320     (1.6 )%      129,281        121,018        (8,263     (6.8 )% 

Lease expense

    1,168        1,196        28        2.3     1,168        1,196        28        2.3

Depreciation and amortization

    25,490        30,605        5,115        16.7     24,125        26,338        2,213        8.4

Corporate expenses

    13,810        14,477        667        4.6     —          —          —          —     
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

Total operating costs and expenses

    185,227        188,717        3,490        1.8     154,574        148,552        (6,022     (4.1 )% 
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

Operating (loss) income

    (6,948     (13,177     6,229        47.3   $ 4,554      $ (2,587   $ 7,141        276.0
         

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

Interest expense, net

    (19,575     (19,516     (59     (0.3 )%         

Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates

    920        (1,600     2,520        157.5        

Foreign currency exchange (loss) gain

    (5     139        (144     (103.6 )%         

Other income, net

    452        3,925        (3,473     (88.5 )%         
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

           

Loss before income taxes and discontinued operations

    (25,156     (30,229     5,073        16.8        

Income tax (expense) benefit

    (465     1,648        (2,113     (128.2 )%         
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

           

Loss from continuing operations

    (25,621     (28,581     2,960        10.4        

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax

    —          162        (162     (100.0 )%         
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

           

Net loss

    (25,621     (28,419     2,798        9.8        

Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interests in SHR’s operating partnership

    117        138        (21     (15.2 )%         

Net loss attributable to the noncontrolling interests in consolidated affiliates

    29        595        (566     (95.1 )%         
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

           

Net loss attributable to SHR

  $ (25,475   $ (27,686   $ 2,211        8.0        
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

           

Reconciliation of Same Store Assets Operating Income (Loss) to Total Portfolio Operating Loss:

  

Same Store Assets operating income (loss)

        $ 4,554      $ (2,587   $ 7,141        276.0

Corporate expenses

          (13,810     (14,477     667        4.6

Corporate depreciation and amortization

          (265     (299     34        11.4

Non-Same Store Assets operating income

  

        2,573        4,186        (1,613     (38.5 )% 
         

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

Total Portfolio operating loss

        $ (6,948   $ (13,177   $ 6,229        47.3
         

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

Operating Data (1):

             

Number of hotels

    15        16          13        13       

Number of rooms

    6,356        7,005          6,032        6,032       

 

(1) Operating data includes the leasehold interest in Marriott Hamburg and excludes unconsolidated affiliates and properties included in discontinued operations.

 

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Rooms. For the Total Portfolio, rooms revenue increased $3.0 million, or 3.3%, for the three months ended March 31, 2012 from the three months ended March 31, 2011. The components of RevPAR from our Total Portfolio for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 are summarized as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2012     2011     Change (%)
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
 

Occupancy

     68.1     66.2     2.9

ADR

   $ 252.29      $ 237.86        6.1

RevPAR

   $ 171.72      $ 157.51        9.0

Our Same Store Assets contributed to an $8.8 million, or 11.5%, increase in rooms revenue, which is more fully explained below as part of our rooms revenue Same Store Assets analysis. The components of RevPAR from our Same Store Assets for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 are summarized as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2012     2011     Change (%)
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
 

Occupancy

     67.9     64.7     4.9

ADR

   $ 242.90      $ 230.99        5.2

RevPAR

   $ 164.93      $ 149.48        10.3

The increase in RevPAR for the Same Store Assets resulted from the combination of an increase in ADR and a 3.19 percentage-point increase in occupancy. Rooms revenue increased due to improving market conditions, across all but two of our Same Store Assets for the three months ended March 31, 2012 when compared to the three months ended March 31, 2011. Rooms revenue at the Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort decreased due to the continued declining demand resulting from safety concerns in Mexico and rooms revenue at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla hotel decreased due to a decrease in group occupancy. In addition to the increase in the Same Store Assets, Total Portfolio rooms revenue also includes a $6.8 million increase of additional rooms revenue generated by the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and the Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels, which we acquired in March 2011, offset by a $12.6 million decrease attributed to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel, which became an unconsolidated affiliate in June 2011.

Food and Beverage. Food and beverage revenue decreased $0.4 million, or 0.6%, for the Total Portfolio when comparing the three months ended March 31, 2012 to the three months ended March 31, 2011. This decrease was primarily due to a $9.6 million decrease attributed to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel, which became an unconsolidated affiliate in June 2011, partially offset by a $4.5 million increase of additional revenue generated by the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and the Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels, which we acquired in March 2011. Our Same Store Assets experienced a $4.7 million, or 8.9%, increase in food and beverage revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2012 when compared to the three months ended March 31, 2011. The primary factor increasing food and beverage revenue at the Same Store Assets was an increase in group occupancy, which generated higher banquet revenue when compared to the prior period, and increased revenue at the hotels’ food and beverage outlets, which included the opening of the Michael Jordan’s Steak House at the InterContinental Chicago hotel.

 

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Hotel Operating Expenses. The following table presents the components of our hotel operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, including the amount and percentage changes in these expenses between the two periods of our Total Portfolio and Same Store Assets (in thousands):

 

     Total Portfolio     Same Store Assets  
     2012      2011      Change ($)
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
    Change (%)
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
    2012      2011      Change ($)
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
    Change (%)
Favorable/
(Unfavorable)
 

Hotel operating expenses:

                    

Rooms

   $ 28,576       $ 26,627       $ (1,949     (7.3 )%    $ 26,269       $ 23,386       $ (2,883     (12.3 )% 

Food and beverage

     47,393         46,007         (1,386     (3.0 )%      43,047         39,595         (3,452     (8.7 )% 

Other departmental expenses

     49,565         50,673         1,108        2.2     43,525         42,557         (968     (2.3 )% 

Management fees

     5,616         5,774         158        2.7     4,959         4,359         (600     (13.8 )% 

Other hotel expenses

     13,609         13,358         (251     (1.9 )%      11,481         11,121         (360     (3.2 )% 
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

     

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

Total hotel operating expenses

   $ 144,759       $ 142,439       $ (2,320     (1.6 )%    $ 129,281       $ 121,018       $ (8,263     (6.8 )% 
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

     

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

For the Total Portfolio, hotel operating expenses increased by $2.3 million, or 1.6%, for the three months ended March 31, 2012 when compared to the three months ended March 31, 2011, primarily due to our Same Store Assets which contributed to an increase of $8.3 million, or 6.8%. For the Same Store Assets, hotel operating expenses were impacted by $4.0 million higher payroll costs resulting from higher occupancy and wage increases at the hotels, $0.9 million higher food and beverage costs due to increased food and beverage consumption and the new Michael Jordan’s Steak House at the InterContinental Chicago hotel, $1.4 million higher credit card and travel agent commissions, which increased due to higher occupancy, rates and food and beverage volume, and $0.6 million higher management fees. In addition to the increase in the Same Store Assets, the Total Portfolio hotel operating expenses includes an $11.8 million increase of expenses related to the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels, which we acquired in March 2011, offset by a $18.0 million decrease attributed to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel, which became an unconsolidated affiliate in June 2011.

Depreciation and Amortization. For the Total Portfolio, depreciation and amortization decreased $5.1 million, or 16.7%, for the three months ended March 31, 2012 when compared to the three months ended March 31, 2011. This was primarily due to a decrease in depreciation expense of $3.6 million related to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel, which became an unconsolidated affiliate in June 2011, partially offset by a $0.7 million increase related to the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels, which we acquired in March 2011. In addition, the depreciation and amortization for the Same Store Assets decreased by $2.2 million primarily due to certain assets becoming fully depreciated.

Corporate Expenses. Corporate expenses decreased $0.7 million, or 4.6%, for the three months ended March 31, 2012 when compared to the three months ended March 31, 2011. These expenses consist primarily of payroll and related costs, professional fees, travel expenses and office rent. The decrease in corporate expenses is primarily due to costs recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2011 related to the recapitalization of the Hotel del Coronado and the acquisition of the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels.

Interest Expense, Net. The $0.1 million, or 0.3%, increase in interest expense, net for the three months ended March 31, 2012 when compared to the three months ended March 31, 2011, was primarily due to:

 

   

a $2.8 million increase in expense related to the mark to market of certain interest rate swaps, partially offset by

 

   

a $2.1 million decrease attributable to lower average borrowings,

 

   

a $0.4 million decrease in the amortization of deferred financing costs,

 

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a $0.2 million decrease due to the impact of lower average interest rates and a decrease in amortization of interest rate swap costs, and

 

   

a $0.1 million increase in capitalized interest.

The components of interest expense, net for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 are summarized as follows (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2012     2011  

Mortgages and other debt

   $ (17,124   $ (16,874

Bank credit facility

     (738     (862

Amortization of deferred financing costs

     (903     (1,280

Amortization of interest rate swap costs

     (2,680     (5,130

Mark to market of certain interest rate swaps

     1,530        4,366   

Interest income

     30        32   

Capitalized interest

     310        232   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total interest expense, net

   $ (19,575   $ (19,516
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

The weighted average debt outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 amounted to $1.1 billion and $1.2 billion, respectively. At March 31, 2012, including the effect of interest rate swaps, approximately 92.3% of our total debt had fixed interest rates.

Equity in Earnings (Losses) of Unconsolidated Affiliates. The following tables present equity in earnings (losses) and certain components included in the calculation of equity in earnings (losses) resulting from our unconsolidated affiliates.

Three months ended March 31, 2012 (in thousands):

 

     Fairmont
Scottsdale
Princess
Venture (1)
     Hotel del
Coronado
Venture (2)
    Four
Seasons
Residence
Club Punta
Mita
(RCPM)
     Total  

Equity in earnings (losses)

   $ 2,295       $ (1,408   $ 33       $ 920   

Depreciation and amortization

     1,771         1,969        23         3,763   

Interest expense

     203         2,948        23         3,174   

Income tax (benefit) expense

     —           (268     12         (256

Three months ended March 31, 2011 (in thousands):

 

     Hotel del
Coronado
Venture (2)
    Hotel /North
Beach
Ventures (3)
    Four Seasons
RCPM
     Total  

Equity in (losses) earnings

   $ (1,161   $ (511   $ 72       $ (1,600

Depreciation and amortization

     1,272        544        23         1,839   

Interest expense

     1,797        778        26         2,601   

Income tax expense (benefit)

     92        (669     27         (550

 

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(1) On June 9, 2011, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture, which consists of FMT Scottsdale Holdings, L.L.C. and Walton/SHR FPH Holdings, L.L.C., was formed. See “—Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements—Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture” for further detail regarding the ownership of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel.
(2) The Hotel del Coronado Venture is BSK Del Partners, L.P., the owner of the Hotel del Coronado as of February 4, 2011. See “- Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements—Hotel del Coronado Venture” for further detail regarding the ownership of the Hotel del Coronado.
(3) These ventures include SHC KSL Partners, LP (Hotel Venture), the owner of the Hotel del Coronado through February 3, 2011, and HdC North Beach Development, LLLP (North Beach Venture), the developer of a residential condominium-hotel development adjacent to the hotel. See “- Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements – Hotel and North Beach Ventures” for further detail regarding the ownership of the Hotel del Coronado.

We recorded $0.9 million of equity in earnings during the three months ended March 31, 2012, which is a $2.5 million increase from the $1.6 million equity in losses recorded during the three months ended March 31, 2011, primarily due to equity in earnings of $2.3 million related to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel, which became an unconsolidated affiliate during the second quarter of 2011.

Other Income, Net. Other income, net includes asset management fee income, non-income related state, local and franchise taxes, as well as miscellaneous income and expenses. The decrease in other income, net of $3.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 when compared to the prior period is primarily due to a $2.6 million gain we recognized on the sale of our interest in BuyEfficient during the first quarter of 2011 and a decrease in asset management fee income, which includes financing and other fees received related to the Hotel del Coronado.

Income Tax Expense. Income tax expense increased $2.1 million, or 128.2%, during the three months ended March 31, 2012 when compared to the three months ended March 31, 2011. The change in income taxes primarily relates to a $1.8 million deferred tax benefit in the prior period at the InterContinental Chicago hotel. There was no income tax benefit for the three months ended March 31, 2012 due to our acquisition of the noncontrolling interest in the property in June 2011 which resulted in a change in the ownership structure of the InterContinental Chicago hotel.

Income from Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax. The income from discontinued operations, net of tax of $0.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011 consisted of the operating results of the Paris Marriott hotel and a $0.3 million state tax refund related to the Hyatt Regency Phoenix hotel, which we sold in 2008.

Net Loss Attributable to the Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Affiliates. We record net loss or income attributable to noncontrolling interests in consolidated affiliates for the non-ownership interests in hotels that are partially owned by us. Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests in consolidated affiliates decreased by $0.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 when compared to the prior period due to the acquisition of the remaining interest in the InterContinental Chicago hotel, which gave us 100% ownership of the hotel in June 2011.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our short-term liquidity requirements consist primarily of funds necessary to pay for operating expenses and other expenditures, including:

 

 

recurring maintenance and capital expenditures necessary to maintain our properties properly;

 

 

interest expense and scheduled principal payments on outstanding indebtedness; and

 

 

future distributions to our preferred stockholders.

Historically, we have satisfied our short-term liquidity requirements through our existing working capital, cash provided by operations, and our bank credit facility. On June 30, 2011, we entered into a new $300.0 million bank credit facility agreement, which includes a $100.0 million accordion feature. The new facility will continue to provide sufficient borrowing capacity to meet our short-term liquidity requirements during 2012. As of March 31, 2012, we were in compliance with our financial and other restrictive covenants contained in the bank credit facility. Additionally, as of March 31, 2012, we had approximately $8.2 million of available corporate level cash.

Our available capacity under the bank credit facility and compliance with financial covenants in future periods will depend substantially on the financial results of our hotels, and in particular, the operating results and appraised values of the borrowing base assets, which include the Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort, the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay hotel, and the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel hotel. As of May 2, 2012, the outstanding borrowings and letters of credit in the aggregate were $1.9 million.

On March 11, 2011, we acquired the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and the Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels in exchange for an aggregate of 15.2 million shares of our common stock at a price of $6.08 per share based on our March 11, 2011 common share closing price and concurrently privately placed and issued an additional 8.0 million shares of our stock to an affiliate of the seller of the two hotels at a price of $6.25 per share. The net proceeds from the concurrent private placement were used to repay existing indebtedness under the previous bank credit facility. On April 6, 2011, we sold our leasehold interest in the Paris Marriott hotel for consideration of €29.2 million ($41.6 million) and received an additional €11.9 million ($16.9 million) related to a security deposit that was released back to us and other closing adjustments. In July 2011, we refinanced certain of our mortgage loans whereby we staggered and extended maturities from 2016 through 2021, assuming extension options are exercised (see – “Mortgages and other debt payable” below). On April 23, 2012, we completed a public offering of common stock and raised net proceeds of approximately $114.8 million. These proceeds were used for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, reducing our borrowings under our secured bank credit facility, funding the payment of accrued and unpaid preferred dividends, repaying other debt and funding capital expenditures and working capital. We believe that the measures we have taken, as described above, should be sufficient to satisfy our liquidity needs for the next 12 months.

In November 2008, our board of directors elected to suspend the quarterly dividend to holders of shares of our common stock beginning in the fourth quarter of 2008. In February 2009, our board of directors elected to suspend the quarterly dividend to holders of our preferred stock as a measure to preserve liquidity. In the fourth quarter of 2011, our board of directors authorized, and we declared, the payment of accrued and unpaid dividends on our preferred stock through September 30, 2011, and dividends for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 (collectively, the Unpaid Dividends), and a sum sufficient for the payment of the Unpaid Dividends has been set apart for payment through the recording of a distribution payable in accordance with the terms of our charter. However, the Unpaid Dividends are not payable until June 29, 2012, are payable to holders of record as of the close of business on June 15, 2012 and are contingent upon our ability to meet, on the June 29, 2012 Unpaid Dividends payment date, the requirements of the Maryland General Corporation Law with respect to the payment of dividends, or the

 

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Maryland Dividend Requirement. In addition, in February 2012 and May 2012, our board of directors authorized, and we declared, preferred dividends for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 and the quarter ending June 30, 2012, respectively, payable on June 29, 2012, to holders of record as of the close of business on June 15, 2012, contingent upon our ability to meet the Maryland Dividend Requirement on such payment date. As of March 31, 2012, a sum sufficient for the payment of the preferred dividends for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 has been set apart for payment through the recording of a distribution payable in accordance with the terms of our charter. Subsequent to March 31, 2012, a sum sufficient for the payment of the preferred dividends for the quarter ending June 30, 2012 has been set apart for payment through the recording of a distribution payable in accordance with the terms of our charter. The board of directors will continue to evaluate the dividend policy in light of the REIT provisions of the Tax Code, restrictions under the bank credit facility, and the overall economic climate.

In December 2011, we completed tender offers to purchase a portion of our outstanding preferred stock. We purchased approximately 0.3 million shares of our 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock for a purchase price of $26.70 per share, approximately 1.0 million shares of our 8.25% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock for a purchase price of $26.50 per share, and approximately 1.9 million shares of our 8.25% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock for a purchase price of $26.50 per share. We paid the holders approximately $86.1 million in cash, which was without interest or accrued and unpaid dividends.

Capital expenditures for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 amounted to $7.8 million and $9.6 million, respectively. Included in the 2012 and 2011 amounts were $0.3 million and $0.2 million of capitalized interest, respectively. For the remainder of the year ending December 31, 2012, we expect to spend approximately $29.0 million on hotel property and equipment replacement projects in accordance with hotel management or lease agreements and approximately $30.0 million to $40.0 million on owner-funded projects, subject to adjustments based on continued evaluation.

Bank credit facility. On June 30, 2011, we entered into a $300.0 million secured bank credit facility agreement. The agreement contains an accordion feature allowing for additional borrowing capacity up to $400.0 million, subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions set forth in the agreement. The following summarizes key financial terms and conditions of the bank credit facility:

 

   

interest on the facility is payable monthly at LIBOR plus an applicable margin in the case of each LIBOR loan and base-rate plus an applicable margin in the case of each base rate loan whereby the applicable margins are dependent on the ratio of consolidated debt to gross asset value (Leverage Ratio) as follows:

 

Leverage Ratio

   Applicable Margin of
each LIBOR Loan
(% per annum)
    Applicable Margin of
each Base Rate Loan
(% per annum)
 

Greater than or equal to 60%

     3.75     2.75

Greater than or equal to 55% but less than 60%

     3.50     2.50

Greater than or equal to 50% but less than 55%

     3.25     2.25

Greater than or equal to 45% but less than 50%

     3.00     2.00

Less than 45%

     2.75     1.75

 

   

an unused commitment fee is payable monthly based on the unused revolver balance at a rate of 0.45% per annum in the event that the bank credit facility usage is less than 50% and a rate of 0.25% per annum in the event that the bank credit facility usage is equal to or greater than 50%;

 

   

maturity date of June 30, 2014, with the right to extend the maturity date for an additional one-year period with an extension fee equal to 25 basis points, subject to certain conditions;

 

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lenders received collateral in the form of mortgages over four borrowing base properties, which initially include the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel hotel, the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay hotel, the Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort, and the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, in addition to pledges of the Company’s interest in SH Funding and SH Funding’s interest in certain subsidiaries and guarantees of the loan from the Company and certain of its subsidiaries;

 

   

maximum availability is determined by the lesser of 60% advance rate against the appraised value of the borrowing base properties (provided at any time the total fixed charge coverage ratio is less than 1.25 times, the percentage shall be reduced to 55%) or a 1.20 times debt service coverage on the borrowing base properties (based on the trailing 12 months net operating income for these assets divided by the greater of the in-place interest rate or 7.0% debt constant on the balance outstanding under the bank credit facility) provided not more than 40% of aggregate appraised value and 40% of trailing 12 month net operating income is attributable to borrowing base properties located outside the United States;

 

   

minimum corporate fixed charge coverage of 1.00 times from the closing date through the fourth quarter of 2012, 1.10 times through 2013, 1.20 times from the first quarter of 2014 through the initial maturity date, and 1.30 times during the extension year, which will permanently increase to 1.35 times if cash dividends are reinstated on our common stock;

 

   

maximum corporate leverage of 65% during the initial term and 60% during any extension period;

 

   

minimum tangible net worth of $700.0 million, excluding goodwill and currency translation adjustments, plus an amount equal to 75% of the net proceeds of any new issuances of our common stock, which is not used to reduce indebtedness or used in a transaction or series of transactions to redeem outstanding capital stock;

 

   

restrictions on SHR and SH Funding’s ability to pay dividends. Such restrictions include:

 

   

prohibitions on SHR and SH Funding and their respective subsidiaries’ ability to pay any dividends unless certain ratios and other conditions are met; and

 

   

prohibitions on SHR and SH Funding’s ability to issue dividends in cash or in kind at any time an event of default shall have occurred.

Notwithstanding the dividend restrictions described above, for so long as the Company qualifies, or has taken all other actions necessary to qualify as a REIT, SH Funding may authorize, declare, and pay quarterly cash dividends to the Company when and to the extent necessary for the Company to distribute cash dividends to its shareholders generally in an aggregate amount not to exceed the minimum amount necessary for the Company to maintain its tax status as a REIT, unless certain events of default exist. In addition, provided no event of default exists, dividends on preferred stock that accrue with regard to the current fiscal quarter may be paid to holders of preferred stock. Additionally, provided no event of default exists, the Company is permitted to pay the outstanding cumulative accrued but unpaid preferred dividends at any time on or prior to June 30, 2012. Subsequent to June 30, 2012, provided no event of default exists, the Company is permitted to pay the outstanding cumulative accrued but unpaid preferred dividends subject to certain conditions set forth in the bank credit facility agreement.

Other terms and conditions exist including provisions to release assets from the borrowing base and limitations on our ability to incur costs for discretionary capital programs and redeem, retire or repurchase common stock. Under the agreement, SH Funding has a letter of credit sub-facility of $75.0 million, which is secured by the $300.0 million bank credit facility. Letters of credit reduce the borrowing capacity under the bank credit facility.

 

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Mortgages and other debt payable. The following table summarizes our outstanding debt and scheduled maturities, including extension options, related to mortgages and other debt payable as of March 31, 2012 (in thousands):

 

     Balance as of
March 31,

2012
     Remainder
of 2012
     2013      2014      2015      2016      Thereafter  

Mortgages payable

                    

Hyatt Regency La Jolla, LIBOR plus 1.00%

   $ 97,500       $ 97,500       $ —         $ —         $ —         $ —         $ —     

Marriott London Grosvenor Square, 3-month GBP LIBOR plus 1.10%

     115,454         1,649         113,805         —           —           —           —     

Four Seasons Washington, D.C., LIBOR plus 3.15%

     130,000         —           —           —           —           130,000         —     

Fairmont Chicago, 6.09%

     97,119         1,952         2,745         2,917         3,099         3,294         83,112   

Westin St. Francis, 6.09%

     218,579         4,393         6,178         6,564         6,976         7,413         187,055   

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, LIBOR plus 3.85%

     110,000         —           1,000         2,000         2,000         2,000         103,000   

InterContinental Miami, LIBOR plus 3.50%

     85,000         —           —           422         889         952         82,737   

InterContinental Chicago, 5.61%

     145,000         —           943         1,969         2,082         2,202         137,804   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total mortgages payable (1)

     998,652         105,494         124,671         13,872         15,046         145,861         593,708   

Other debt, 5.00% (2)

     1,476         —           1,476         —           —           —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total mortgages and other debt payable

   $ 1,000,128       $ 105,494       $ 126,147       $ 13,872       $ 15,046       $ 145,861       $ 593,708   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) All of these loan agreements require maintenance of financial covenants, all of which we were in compliance with at March 31, 2012.
(2) The North Beach Venture (see “—Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements – Hotel and North Beach Ventures”) assumed the mortgage loan on a hotel-condominium unit, which is secured by the hotel-condominium unit.

Our long-term liquidity requirements consist primarily of funds necessary to pay for scheduled debt maturities, renovations, expansions and other non-recurring capital expenditures that need to be made periodically to our properties and the costs associated with acquisitions of properties. In addition, we may use cash to buy back outstanding debt or common or preferred securities from time to time when market conditions are favorable through open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, or a tender offer, although the terms of our bank credit facility may impose certain conditions or restrictions in connection therewith.

Historically, we have satisfied our long-term liquidity requirements through various sources of capital, including our existing working capital, cash provided by operations, sales of properties, long-term property mortgage indebtedness, bank credit facilities, issuance of senior unsecured debt instruments and through the issuance of additional equity securities. Credit markets have improved and access to mortgage and corporate level debt is more readily available. However, the capital markets continue to be fragile and there are no guarantees our maturing debt will be readily refinanced. Our ability to raise funds through the issuance of equity securities is dependent upon, among other things, general market conditions for both REITs in general and us specifically, including market perceptions regarding the Company.

On April 23, 2012, we issued 18.4 million shares of common stock in a public offering at a public offering price of $6.50 per share and raised net proceeds of approximately $114.8 million. On March 11, 2011, we issued 8.0 million shares of common stock in a private placement at a price of $6.25 per share and raised net proceeds of approximately $49.7 million and concurrently issued 15.2 million shares of common stock at a price of $6.08 based on our March 11, 2011 common share closing price to acquire the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels for $92.4 million. On June 9, 2011, we completed a recapitalization

 

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of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel, whereby we contributed the assets and liabilities of the hotel and cash of $34.9 million in exchange for a 50% ownership interest in the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture. On June 24, 2011, we acquired the remaining 49% interest in the InterContinental Chicago hotel and an additional 2.5% ownership interest in the Hyatt Regency La Jolla hotel for total consideration of approximately $90.2 million, which included the issuance of an aggregate of approximately 10.8 million shares of common stock at a price of $6.51 per share based on our June 24, 2011 common share closing price, approximately $19.4 million of cash, which includes working capital, and post-closing adjustments of $0.5 million.

We will continue to analyze which source of capital is most advantageous to us at any particular point in time, but equity and debt financing may not be consistently available to us on terms that are attractive or at all.

Equity Securities

As of March 31, 2012, we had 2,404,007 restricted stock units (RSUs) outstanding, of which 681,266 were vested. In addition, as of March 31, 2012, we had 669,797 options to purchase shares of our common stock (Options) outstanding.

The following table presents the changes in our issued and outstanding shares of common stock and SH Funding operating partnership units (OP Units) from December 31, 2011 to March 31, 2012 (excluding RSUs):

 

     Common Shares      OP Units Represented
by Noncontrolling

Interests
     Total  

Outstanding at December 31, 2011

     185,627,199         853,461         186,480,660   

RSUs redeemed for shares of our common stock

     240,465         —           240,465   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Outstanding at March 31, 2012

     185,867,664         853,461         186,721,125   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash Flows

Operating Activities. Net cash used in operating activities was $0.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and net cash provided by operating activities was $3.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011. Cash flows from operations decreased from 2011 to 2012 primarily due to working capital changes.

Investing Activities. Net cash used in investing activities was $18.6 million and $40.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The significant investing activities during these periods are summarized below:

 

   

We acquired a note receivable that is secured by a property adjacent to the Fairmont Chicago hotel for $9.5 million during the three months ended March 31, 2012.

 

   

We sold our 50.0% interest in BuyEfficient for $9.0 million during the three months ended March 31, 2011.

 

   

We paid $57.4 million related to the recapitalization of the Hotel and North Beach Ventures during the three months ended March 31, 2011.

 

   

We acquired unrestricted cash of $30.6 million through the recapitalization of the Hotel and North Beach Ventures and acquisition of the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels during the three months ended March 31, 2011.

 

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We disbursed $7.8 million and $9.6 million during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, for capital expenditures primarily related to room renovations and food and beverage facilities.

Financing Activities. Net cash provided by financing activities was $4.6 million and $21.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The significant financing activities during these years are summarized below:

 

   

We received proceeds from a private placement, net of offering costs, of approximately $49.7 million during the three months ended March 31, 2011.

 

   

During the three months ended March 31, 2012, we had net borrowings of $9.0 million on our bank credit facility. During the three months ended March 31, 2011, we made net payments of $21.0 million on our bank credit facility.

 

   

During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, we made payments of $3.7 million and $1.6 million, respectively, on mortgages and other debt.

 

   

We paid $3.9 million to terminate interest rate swaps during the three months ended March 31, 2011.

Dividend Policy

We generally intend to distribute each year substantially all of our taxable income (which does not necessarily equal net income as calculated in accordance with GAAP) to our shareholders so as to comply with REIT provisions of the Tax Code. If necessary for REIT qualification purposes, we may need to distribute any taxable income in cash or by a special dividend. Our dividend policy is subject to revision at the discretion of our board of directors. All distributions will be made at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend on our taxable income, our financial condition, our maintenance of REIT status and other factors as our board of directors deems relevant.

In the fourth quarter of 2011, our board of directors authorized, and we declared, the payment of the Unpaid Dividends, and a sum sufficient for the payment of the Unpaid Dividends has been set apart for payment through the recording of a distribution payable in accordance with the terms of our charter. However, the Unpaid Dividends are not payable until June 29, 2012, are payable to holders of record as of the close of business on June 15, 2012 and are contingent upon our ability to meet, on the June 29, 2012 Unpaid Dividends payment date, the Maryland Dividend Requirement. In addition, in February 2012 and May 2012, our board of directors authorized, and we declared, preferred dividends for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 and the quarter ending June 30, 2012, respectively, payable on June 29, 2012, to holders of record as of the close of business on June 15, 2012, contingent upon our ability to meet the Maryland Dividend Requirement on such payment date. As of March 31, 2012, a sum sufficient for the payment of the preferred dividends for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 has been set apart for payment through the recording of a distribution payable in accordance with the terms of our charter. Subsequent to March 31, 2012, a sum sufficient for the payment of the preferred dividends for the quarter ending June 30, 2012 has been set apart for payment through the recording of a distribution payable in accordance with the terms of our charter.

Our board of directors has continued the suspension of the quarterly dividend to holders of shares of our common stock as a measure to preserve liquidity due to the uncertainty in the economic environment and no projected taxable distribution requirement. Based on our current forecasts, we would not be required to make any common share distributions during 2012 in order to maintain our REIT status.

The board of directors continues to evaluate the dividend policy in light of the REIT provisions of the Tax Code, restrictions under the bank credit facility, and the overall economic climate.

 

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Contractual Obligations

The following table summarizes our future payment obligations and commitments as of March 31, 2012 (in thousands):

 

     Payments Due by Period  
     Total      Less than
1 year (1)
     1 to 3
years
     4 to 5
years
     More than
5 years
 

Long-term debt obligations (2)

   $ 1,059,128       $ 105,494       $ 214,065       $ 421,377       $ 318,192   

Interest on long-term debt obligations (3)

     316,324         52,899         174,935         57,357         31,133   

Operating lease obligations—ground leases and office space

     9,199         515         2,147         1,351         5,186   

Operating leases –Marriott Hamburg

     90,562         3,722         14,887         9,925         62,028   

Construction contracts

     3,721         3,721         —           —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 1,478,934       $ 166,351       $ 406,034       $ 490,010       $ 416,539   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(1) These amounts represent obligations that are due within fiscal year 2012.

 

(2) Long-term debt obligations include our bank credit facility, mortgages and other debt. Maturity dates assume all extension options are exercised, including conditional options.

 

(3) Interest on variable-rate debt obligations is calculated based on the variable rates at March 31, 2012 and includes the effect of our interest rate swaps.

Reserve Funds for Capital Expenditures

We maintain each of our hotels in excellent condition and in conformity with applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the agreed upon requirements in our management agreements with our hotel operators.

We are obligated to maintain reserve funds for capital expenditures at the majority of our hotels (including the periodic replacement or refurbishment of furniture, fixtures and equipment) as determined pursuant to the management agreements with our hotel operators. As of March 31, 2012, $20.6 million was in restricted cash reserves for future capital expenditures. Generally, our agreements with hotel operators require us to reserve funds at amounts ranging between 4.0% and 5.0% of the individual hotel’s annual revenues and require the funds to be set aside in restricted cash. Expenditures are capitalized as incurred and depreciation begins when the related asset is placed in service. Any unexpended amounts will remain our property upon termination of the management and operating contracts.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture

We have agreements with an unaffiliated third party, an affiliate of Walton Street Capital, L.L.C. (Walton Street), that form FMT Scottsdale Holdings, L.L.C. and Walton/SHR FPH Holdings, L.L.C. (together, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture) to own the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel. We have a 50% ownership interest in the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture and account for our investment under the equity method of accounting. We jointly control the venture with Walton Street and serve as the managing member. We also serve as the hotel’s asset manager and earn a quarterly base management fee equal to 1.0% of total revenues during years one and two following the formation of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture, 1.25% of total revenues during years three and four, and 1.5% of total revenues thereafter, as well as certain project management fees. In connection with the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture, we are entitled to certain promote payments after Walton Street achieves a specified return.

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture has a $133.0 million mortgage that matures December 2013 with an option for a second extension through April 9, 2015, subject to certain conditions. Interest is payable monthly at LIBOR plus 0.36%. Our investment in the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture amounted to $29.0 million and $27.4 million as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. Our equity in earnings of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Venture was $2.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012.

 

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Hotel and North Beach Ventures

Prior to February 4, 2011, we had a 45.0% ownership interest in the Hotel Venture, the then owner of the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California, and the North Beach Venture, the owner of an adjacent residential condominium-hotel development. We accounted for our investments in the Hotel and North Beach Ventures under the equity method of accounting. We recognized equity in losses related to the Hotel and North Beach Ventures of $0.5 million for the period from January 1, 2011 through February 3, 2011.

Hotel del Coronado Venture

On February 4, 2011, we formed a partnership, BSK Del Partners, L.P. (Hotel del Coronado Venture) with an unaffiliated third party, an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Advisors VI L.P. (Blackstone), to own the Hotel del Coronado. Blackstone is the general partner of the Hotel del Coronado Venture with a 60.0% ownership interest and we are a limited partner with an indirect 34.3% ownership interest. We account for our investment under the equity method of accounting. We act as asset manager and earn a quarterly asset management fee equal to 1.0% of gross revenue, certain development fees, and when applicable, an incentive fee equal to one-third of the incentive fee paid to the hotel operator under the hotel management agreement. As part of the Hotel del Coronado Venture with Blackstone, the remaining members of the Hotel Venture earn a profit-based incentive fee of 20.0% of all distributions of the Hotel del Coronado Venture that exceed both a 20.0% internal rate of return and two times return on invested equity. Our investment in the Hotel del Coronado Venture amounted to $93.4 million and $94.9 million as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. Our equity in losses of the Hotel del Coronado Venture was $1.4 million and $1.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

The Hotel del Coronado Venture has $425.0 million of mortgage and mezzanine loans that mature March 2013 with three, one-year extension options, subject to certain conditions. After the third year of the loans, the final two one-year extensions require payment to the lender of a 25 basis point extension fee. Interest is payable at a weighted average rate of LIBOR plus 4.80%, subject to a 1.0% LIBOR floor. Additionally, the Hotel del Coronado Venture purchased a two-year, 2.0% LIBOR cap, which was required by the loans.

Four Seasons RCPM

We own a 31.0% interest in and act as asset manager for a venture with two unaffiliated parties that is developing the Four Seasons RCPM, a luxury vacation home product sold in fractional and whole ownership interests on the property adjacent to our Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort hotel in Mexico. We account for this investment under the equity method of accounting. At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, our investment in the unconsolidated affiliate amounted to $3.8 million. Our equity in earnings of the unconsolidated affiliate was $33,000 and $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Related Party Transactions

We have in the past engaged in and currently engage in transactions with related parties. See “Item 1. Financial Statements – 11. Related Party Transactions” for a discussion of our transactions with related parties.

Critical Accounting Policies

Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based upon our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with GAAP. The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities.

 

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We evaluate our estimates on an ongoing basis. We base our estimates on historical experience, information that is currently available to us and on various other assumptions that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. We believe the following critical accounting policies affect the most significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements.

 

   

Impairment

Investment in Hotel Properties (Long-Lived Assets). We review our long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. The recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to future undiscounted net cash flows expected to be generated by the asset. If such assets are considered to be impaired, the impairment recognized is measured by the amount by which the carrying amount of the assets exceeds the estimated fair value of the assets. In our analysis of fair value, we use discounted cash flow analysis to estimate the fair value of our properties taking into account each property’s expected cash flow from operations, holding period and proceeds from disposing of the property. In addition to the discounted cash flow analysis, management also considers external independent appraisals to estimate fair value. The analysis and appraisals used by management are consistent with those used by a market participant. The factors addressed in determining estimated proceeds from disposition include anticipated operating cash flow in the year of disposition, terminal capitalization rate and selling price per room. Judgment is required in determining the discount rate applied to estimated cash flows, growth rate of the properties, the need for capital expenditures, as well as specific market and economic conditions. Additionally, the classification of assets as held for sale requires the recording of assets at their net realizable value which can affect the amount of impairment recorded.

There were no indicators of potential impairment during the three months ended March 31, 2012. However, if deterioration in economic and market conditions occurs, it may present a potential for impairment charges on our hotel properties subsequent to March 31, 2012. Any such adjustments could be material, but will be non-cash.

Intangible Assets. Intangible assets are reviewed for impairment whenever circumstances or events indicate potential impairment, as part of our investment in hotel properties impairment process described above.

There were no indicators of potential impairment during the three months ended March 31, 2012. However, if deterioration in economic and market conditions occurs, it may present a potential for impairment charges on our intangible assets subsequent to March 31, 2012. Any such adjustments could be material, but will be non-cash.

Goodwill. We review goodwill for impairment at least annually as of December 31 and whenever circumstances or events indicate potential impairment. Goodwill has an indefinite useful life that should not be amortized but should be reviewed annually for impairment, or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that goodwill might be impaired. The measurement of impairment of goodwill consists of two steps. In the first step, we compare the fair value of each reporting unit, which in our case is each hotel property, to its carrying value. In the second step of the impairment test, the impairment loss is determined by comparing the implied fair value of goodwill to the recorded amount of goodwill. The activities in the second step include hypothetically allocating the fair value of the reporting unit used in step one to all of the assets and liabilities, including all intangible assets, even if no intangible assets are currently recorded, of that reporting unit as if the reporting unit had been acquired in a

 

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business combination and the fair value of the reporting unit was the price paid to acquire the reporting unit. For reporting units with zero or negative carrying values, the second step is only performed if qualitative factors indicate that it is more likely than not that a goodwill impairment exists.

There were no indicators of potential impairment during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and we did not record any non-cash goodwill impairment charges. However, if deterioration in economic and market conditions occurs, it may present a potential for impairment charges on our hotel properties with goodwill subsequent to March 31, 2012. Any such adjustments could be material, but will be non-cash.

Investment in Unconsolidated Affiliates. A series of operating losses of an investee or other factors may indicate that a decrease in value of a company’s investment in unconsolidated affiliates has occurred which is other-than-temporary. Accordingly, the investment in each of the unconsolidated affiliates is evaluated periodically and as deemed necessary for recoverability and valuation declines that are other-than-temporary. If the investment is other than temporarily impaired, the investment is written down to its estimated fair value. Also taken into consideration when testing for impairment is the value of the underlying real estate investments, the ownership and distribution preferences and limitations and rights to sell and repurchase of its ownership interests. There were no other-than-temporary declines in value of investments in unconsolidated affiliates during the three months ended March 31, 2012. However, if deterioration in economic and market conditions occurs, it may present a potential for other-than-temporary declines in value subsequent to March 31, 2012. Any such adjustments could be material, but will be non-cash.

 

   

Acquisition Related Assets and Liabilities. Accounting for the acquisition of a hotel property as a purchase transaction requires an allocation of the purchase price to the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed in the transaction at their respective estimated fair values. The most difficult estimations of individual fair values are those involving long-lived assets, such as property and equipment and intangible assets. We use all available information to make these fair value determinations and, for hotel acquisitions, engage an independent valuation specialist to assist in the fair value determination of the acquired long-lived assets. Due to inherent subjectivity in determining the estimated fair value of long-lived assets, we believe that the recording of acquired assets and liabilities is a critical accounting policy. We acquired the Four Seasons Silicon Valley and Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotels during the three months ended March 31, 2011.

 

   

Depreciation and Amortization Expense. Depreciation expense is based on the estimated useful life of our assets. The life of the assets is based on a number of assumptions, including cost and timing of capital expenditures to maintain and refurbish the asset, as well as specific market and economic conditions. While management believes its estimates are reasonable, a change in the estimated lives could affect depreciation expense and net income or the gain or loss on the sale of any of the assets.

 

   

Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities. Derivative instruments and hedging activities require management to make judgments on the nature of its derivatives and their effectiveness as hedges. These judgments determine if the changes in fair value of the derivative instruments are reported in our consolidated statements of operations as a component of net income or as a component of comprehensive income and as a component of equity on our consolidated balance sheets. While management believes its judgments are reasonable, a change in a derivative’s effectiveness as a hedge could affect expenses, net income and equity.

If the notional amount of the derivative instruments exceeds the forecasted LIBOR-based debt, an over-hedged position results. To alleviate the over-hedged position, the derivative instruments may be terminated and/or de-designated as hedges. Future changes to our overall

 

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floating rate debt could have implications to our overall hedging position. In February 2011, we paid $4.2 million to terminate three interest rate swaps with a combined notional amount of $125.0 million. There were no immediate charges to earnings in February 2011 based on our forecasted levels of LIBOR-based debt at the time of the transaction. In June 2011, we paid $29.7 million to terminate five interest rate swaps with a combined notional amount of $300.0 million. We also de-designated one interest rate swap with a notional amount of $100.0 million as a cash flow hedge. Changes in the market value of the de-designated interest rate swap will be recorded in earnings subsequent to the de-designation. Depending on the capital markets and the availability of floating rate debt, the remaining swap portfolio may need to be reassessed in the future for additional terminations.

 

   

Disposal of Long-Lived Assets. We classify assets as held for sale in accordance with GAAP. Assets identified as held for sale are reclassified on our balance sheet and the related results of operations are reclassified as discontinued operations on our statement of operations. While these classifications do not have an effect on total assets, net equity or net income, they affect the classifications within each statement. Additionally, a determination to classify an asset as held for sale affects depreciation expense as long-lived assets are not depreciated while classified as held for sale.

Seasonality

The lodging business is seasonal in nature, and we experience some seasonality in our business. Revenues for hotels in tourist areas, those with significant group business, and in areas driven by greater climate changes are generally seasonal. Quarterly revenues also may be adversely affected by events beyond our control, such as extreme weather conditions and other acts of nature, terror attacks or alerts, airline strikes, economic factors and other considerations affecting travel.

The Marriott domestic hotels report their results of operations using a fiscal year consisting of thirteen four-week periods. As a result, for our domestic Marriott branded property, for all years presented, the first three quarters consist of 12 weeks each and the fourth quarter consists of 16 weeks.

To the extent that cash flows from operations are insufficient during any quarter, due to temporary or seasonal fluctuations in revenues, we may have to enter into short-term borrowings to pay operating expenses and make distributions to our stockholders.

New Accounting Guidance

In September 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) amended its guidance on the testing of goodwill impairment to allow an entity the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether the current two-step process is necessary. Under the amended guidance, the calculation of the reporting unit’s fair value (step one of the goodwill impairment test) is not required unless, as a result of the qualitative assessment, it is more likely than not that the fair value of the reporting unit is less than the unit’s carrying amount. If it is not more likely than not that the fair value of the reporting unit is less than the carrying amount, further testing of goodwill for impairment would not be performed. We adopted the new guidance on January 1, 2012 and the adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on our financial statements.

In June 2011, the FASB issued new guidance that amends current comprehensive income guidance. The new guidance eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of shareholders’ equity. Instead, we must report comprehensive income in either a single continuous statement of comprehensive income which contains two sections, net income and other comprehensive income, or in two separate but consecutive statements. Additionally, the guidance requires an entity to present on the face of the financial statements reclassification adjustments for items that are reclassified from other comprehensive income to net income in the statement(s) where the components of net income and the components of other comprehensive income are presented. We adopted the new guidance on January 1, 2012, except for the presentation requirements for reclassification adjustments, which has been deferred indefinitely. The adoption of the new guidance did not have a material impact on our financial statements.

 

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

We present five non-GAAP financial measures that we believe are useful to management and investors as key measures of our operating performance: FFO; FFO—Fully Diluted; Comparable FFO; EBITDA; and Comparable EBITDA. Amounts presented in accordance with our definitions of FFO, FFO—Fully Diluted, Comparable FFO, EBITDA, and Comparable EBITDA may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies, since not all companies calculate these non-GAAP measures in the same manner. FFO, FFO—Fully Diluted, Comparable FFO, EBITDA, and Comparable EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative measure of our net income (loss) or operating performance. FFO, FFO—Fully Diluted, Comparable FFO, EBITDA, and Comparable EBITDA may include funds that may not be available for our discretionary use due to functional requirements to conserve funds for capital expenditures and property acquisitions and other commitments and uncertainties. Although we believe that FFO, FFO—Fully Diluted, Comparable FFO, EBITDA, and Comparable EBITDA can enhance the understanding of our financial condition and results of operations, these non-GAAP financial measures, when viewed individually, are not necessarily better indicators of any trend as compared to comparable GAAP measures such as net income (loss) attributable to SHR common shareholders. In addition, adverse economic and market conditions might negatively impact our cash flow. We have provided a quantitative reconciliation of FFO, FFO—Fully Diluted, Comparable FFO, EBITDA, and Comparable EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP financial performance measure, which is net income (loss) attributable to SHR common shareholders.

EBITDA and Comparable EBITDA

EBITDA represents net income (loss) attributable to SHR common shareholders excluding: (i) interest expense, (ii) income taxes, including deferred income tax benefits and expenses applicable to our foreign subsidiaries and income taxes applicable to sale of assets; (iii) depreciation and amortization; and (iv) preferred stock dividends. EBITDA also excludes interest expense, income taxes and depreciation and amortization of our unconsolidated affiliates. EBITDA is presented on a full participation basis, which means we have assumed conversion of all redeemable noncontrolling interests of our operating partnership into our common stock. We believe this treatment of noncontrolling interests provides useful information for management and our investors and appropriately considers our current capital structure. We also present Comparable EBITDA, which eliminates the effect of realizing deferred gains on our sale leasebacks, as well as the effect of gains or losses on sales of assets, early extinguishment of debt, impairment losses, foreign currency exchange gains or losses and certain other charges that are highly variable from year to year.

We believe EBITDA and Comparable EBITDA are useful to management and investors in evaluating our operating performance because they provide management and investors with an indication of our ability to incur and service debt, to satisfy general operating expenses, to make capital expenditures and to fund other cash needs or reinvest cash into our business. We also believe they help management and investors meaningfully evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period by removing the impact of our asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization) from our operating results. Our management also uses EBITDA and Comparable EBITDA as measures in determining the value of acquisitions and dispositions.

 

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The following table provides a reconciliation of net loss attributable to SHR common shareholders to Comparable EBITDA (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2012     2011  

Net loss attributable to SHR common shareholders

   $ (31,516   $ (35,407

Depreciation and amortization

     25,490        30,605   

Interest expense

     19,605        19,548   

Income taxes – continuing operations

     465        (1,648

Income taxes – discontinued operations

     —          359   

Noncontrolling interests

     (117     (138

Adjustments from consolidated affiliates

     (1,257     (1,329

Adjustments from unconsolidated affiliates

     6,682        3,890   

Preferred shareholder dividends

     6,041        7,721   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

EBITDA

     25,393        23,601   

Realized portion of deferred gain on sale leaseback – continuing operations

     (51     (53

Realized portion of deferred gain on sale leaseback – discontinued operations

     —          (1,152

Gain on sale of assets – continuing operations

     —          (2,640

Gain on sale of assets – discontinued operations

     —          (14

Foreign currency exchange loss (gain) – continuing operations

     5        (139

Foreign currency exchange gain – discontinued operations

     —          (58

Adjustment for Value Creation Plan

     7,939        9,181   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comparable EBITDA

   $ 33,286      $ 28,726   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

FFO, FFO-Fully Diluted, and Comparable FFO

We compute FFO in accordance with standards established by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT, with the exception of impairment of depreciable real estate. NAREIT adopted a definition of FFO in order to promote an industry-wide standard measure of REIT operating performance. NAREIT defines FFO as net income (loss) (computed in accordance with GAAP) excluding losses or gains from sales of depreciable property, impairment of depreciable real estate, real estate-related depreciation and amortization, and our portion of these items related to unconsolidated affiliates. We also present FFO—Fully Diluted, which is FFO plus income or loss on income attributable to redeemable noncontrolling interests of our operating partnership. We also present Comparable FFO, which is FFO—Fully Diluted excluding the impact of any gains or losses on early extinguishment of debt, impairment losses, foreign currency exchange gains or losses and certain other charges that are highly variable from year to year.

We believe that the presentation of FFO, FFO—Fully Diluted and Comparable FFO provides useful information to management and investors regarding our results of operations because they are measures of our ability to fund capital expenditures and expand our business. In addition, FFO is widely used in the real estate industry to measure operating performance without regard to items such as depreciation and amortization.

 

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The following table provides a reconciliation of net loss attributable to SHR common shareholders to Comparable FFO (in thousands):

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2012     2011  

Net loss attributable to SHR common shareholders

   $ (31,516   $ (35,407

Depreciation and amortization

     25,490        30,605   

Corporate depreciation

     (265     (299

Gain on sale of assets – continuing operations

     —          (2,640

Gain on sale of assets – discontinued operations

     —          (14

Realized portion of deferred gain on sale leaseback – continuing operations

     (51     (53

Realized portion of deferred gain on sale leaseback – discontinued operations

     —          (1,152

Deferred tax expense on realized portion of deferred gain on sale leasebacks

     —          359   

Noncontrolling interests adjustments

     (133     (157

Adjustments from consolidated affiliates

     (667     (1,561

Adjustments from unconsolidated affiliates

     3,764        1,839   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

FFO

     (3,378     (8,480

Redeemable noncontrolling interests

     16        19   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

FFO – Fully Diluted

     (3,362     (8,461

Non-cash mark to market of interest rate swaps

     (1,530     (4,366

Foreign currency exchange loss (gain) – continuing operations

     5        (139

Foreign currency exchange gain – discontinued operations

     —          (58

Adjustment for Value Creation Plan

     7,939        9,181   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comparable FFO

   $ 3,052      $ (3,843
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

Interest Rate Risk

Our future income, cash flows and fair values relevant to financial instruments are dependent upon prevailing market interest rates. Market risk refers to the risk of loss from adverse changes in market prices and interest rates. The majority of our outstanding debt, after considering the effect of interest rate swaps, has a fixed interest rate. We use derivative financial instruments to manage, or hedge, interest rate risks related to our borrowings, from lines of credit to medium- and long-term financings. We generally require that hedging derivative instruments be effective in reducing the interest rate risk exposure that they are designed to hedge. We do not use derivatives for trading or speculative purposes and only enter into contracts with major financial institutions based on their credit rating and other factors. We use methods which incorporate standard market conventions and techniques such as discounted cash flow analysis and option pricing models to determine fair value. All methods of estimating fair value result in general approximation of value and such value may or may not actually be realized.

See “Item 1. Financial Statements 9. Derivatives” for information on our interest rate cap and swap agreements outstanding as of March 31, 2012.

As of March 31, 2012, our total outstanding mortgages and other debt and indebtedness under the bank credit facility totaled approximately $1.1 billion, of which approximately 92.3% was fixed-rate debt when including the effect of interest rate swaps.

 

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Currency Exchange Risk

As we have international operations, currency exchange risk arises as a normal part of our business. In particular, we are subject to fluctuations due to changes in foreign exchange rates in the British pound, euro and Mexican peso. We reduce this risk by transacting our international business in local currencies. In this manner, assets and liabilities are matched in the local currency, which reduces the need for dollar conversion. Generally, we do not enter into forward or option contracts to manage our currency exchange risk exposure applicable to net operating cash flows.

To manage the currency exchange risk applicable to equity positions in foreign hotels, we may use long-term mortgage debt denominated in the local currency. In addition, we may enter into forward or option contracts. We do not currently have any currency forward or option contracts.

Our exposure to foreign currency exchange rates relates primarily to our foreign hotels. For our foreign hotels, exchange rates impact the U.S. dollar value of our reported earnings, our investments in the hotels and the intercompany transactions with the hotels.

For the three months ended March 31, 2012, approximately 10.6% of our total revenues, were generated outside of the United States, with approximately 4.4% of total revenues generated from the Marriott London Grosvenor Square (which uses the British pound), approximately 5.6% of total revenues generated from the Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort (which uses the Mexican peso), and approximately 0.6% of total revenues generated from the Marriott Hamburg (which uses the euro). As a result, fluctuations in the value of foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar may have a significant impact on our reported results. Revenues and expenses denominated in foreign currencies are translated into U.S. dollars at a weighted average exchange rate for the period. Consequently, as the value of the U.S. dollar changes relative to the currencies of these markets, our reported results vary.

If the U.S. dollar had weakened an additional 10.0% during the three months ended March 31, 2012, total revenues and operating income would have changed from the amounts reported by (in millions):

 

     Mexican
Peso
     British
Pound
     Euro      Total  

Increase in total revenues

   $ 1.0       $ 0.8       $ 0.1       $ 1.9   

Increase in operating income

   $ 0.2       $ —         $ —         $ 0.2   

Fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates also impact the U.S. dollar amount of our shareholders’ equity. The assets and liabilities of our non-U.S. hotels are translated into U.S. dollars at exchange rates in effect at the end of the period. The resulting translation adjustments are recorded in shareholders’ equity as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss. If the U.S. dollar had weakened by 10.0% as of March 31, 2012, resulting translation adjustments recorded in shareholders’ equity would have decreased by approximately $3.0 million from the amounts reported.

 

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ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

An evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our “disclosure controls and procedures” (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act), as of the end of the period covered by this quarterly report on Form 10-Q was made under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our chief executive officer and our chief financial officer. Based upon this evaluation, as of March 31, 2012, our chief executive officer and our chief financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and that information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during the quarter ended March 31, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

We are not involved in any material litigation nor, to our knowledge, is any material litigation threatened against us, other than routine litigation arising in the ordinary course of business or which is expected to be covered by insurance.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.

There were no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

A copy of those risk factors, updated for this quarterly report on Form 10-Q, are attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.

None.

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

In February 2009, our board of directors elected to suspend the quarterly dividend beginning with the first quarter of 2009 to holders of shares of our 8.50% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock, 8.25% Series B Cumulative Preferred Stock, and 8.25% Series C Cumulative Preferred Stock. Dividends on the preferred stock are cumulative. As of the date of the filing of this report, unpaid cumulative dividends on our preferred stock were $78,540,000.

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

Not applicable.

 

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ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.

None.

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS.

The information in the Exhibit Index appearing after the signature page of this Form 10-Q is incorporated by reference.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

    STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC.
May 3, 2012     By:   /s/ Laurence S. Geller   
   

Laurence S. Geller

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

(principal executive officer)

 

May 3, 2012     By:   /s/ Diane M. Morefield   
   

Diane M. Morefield

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(principal financial officer)

 

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Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit No.   

Description of Exhibit

3.1.a    Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Company (filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Amendment No. 3 to the Registration Statement on Form S-11 (File No. 333-112846), filed with the SEC on June 8, 2004 and incorporated herein by reference).
3.1.b    Articles of Amendment relating to the Company’s name change to Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on March 15, 2006 and incorporated herein by reference).
3.1.c    Articles of Amendment (filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on May 19, 2010 and incorporated herein by reference).
3.1.d    Articles of Amendment (filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on April 19, 2012 and incorporated herein by reference).
3.1.e    Articles Supplementary relating to the Company’s 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on March 18, 2005 and incorporated herein by reference).
3.1.f    Certificate of Correction relating to the Company’s 8.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (filed as Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on March 18, 2005 and incorporated herein by reference).
3.1.g    Articles Supplementary relating to the Company’s 8.25% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (filed as Exhibit 3.5 to the Company’s Form 8-A (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on January 13, 2006 and incorporated herein by reference).
3.1.h    Articles Supplementary relating to the Company’s 8.25% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on April 21, 2006 and incorporated herein by reference).
3.1.i    Articles Supplementary relating to the Company’s Series D Junior Participating Preferred Stock (filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on November 18, 2008 and incorporated herein by reference).
3.1.j    Articles Supplementary relating to the Company’s Series D Junior Participating Preferred Stock (filed as Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on May 19, 2010 and incorporated herein by reference).
3.2    By-Laws of the Company (filed as Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on November 18, 2008 and incorporated herein by reference).
+ 10.1    Amendment No. 1 to the Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Second Amended and Restated 2004 Incentive Plan (filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on February 27, 2012 and incorporated herein by reference).

 

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+ 10.2   Performance Share Award Agreement under Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Second Amended and Restated 2004 Incentive Plan (including Amendment Two to Value Creation Plan and Unit Agreement Thereunder) for Laurence S. Geller (filed as Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on February 27, 2012 and incorporated herein by reference).
+ 10.3   Form of Performance Share Award Agreement under Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Second Amended and Restated 2004 Incentive Plan (including Amendment Two to Value Creation Plan and Unit Agreement Thereunder) for executives other than Laurence S. Geller (filed as Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on February 27, 2012 and incorporated herein by reference).
+ 10.4   Stock Unit Award Agreement under Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Second Amended and Restated 2004 Incentive Plan for Laurence S. Geller (filed as Exhibit 10.4 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on February 27, 2012 and incorporated herein by reference).
+ 10.5   Form of Stock Unit Award Agreement under Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Second Amended and Restated 2004 Incentive Plan for executives other than Laurence S. Geller (filed as Exhibit 10.5 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on February 27, 2012 and incorporated herein by reference).
+ 10.6   Form of 2012 Performance Share Award Deferral Election (filed as Exhibit 10.6 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-32223), filed with the SEC on February 27, 2012 and incorporated herein by reference).
* 31.1   Certification of Laurence S. Geller, Chief Executive Officer, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
* 31.2   Certification of Diane M. Morefield, Chief Financial Officer, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
** 32.1   Certification of Laurence S. Geller, Chief Executive Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
** 32.2   Certification of Diane M. Morefield, Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
* 99.1   Forward-Looking Information and Risk Factors.
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document ***
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document ***
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document ***
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document ***
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document ***
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document ***

 

+ Represents a mangagement contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.
* Filed herewith.

 

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** This exhibit shall not be deemed “filed” for puposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liability of that Section. Such exhibit shall not be deemed incorporated into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), or the Exchange Act.
*** Attached as Exhibit 101 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are the following materials, formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011; (ii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011; (iii) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011; (iv) the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011; and (v) Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements that have been detail tagged.

The XBRL related information in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, Exhibit 101, is not deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 11 or 12 of the Securities Act, or Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of those sections, and is not part of any registration statement to which it may relate, and is not incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as is expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing or document.

 

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