Structure of ARA US Hospitality Trust
ARA H-Trust is a stapled group comprising ARA H-REIT and ARA H-BT. ARA H-REIT is set up to hold the underlying hotels. ARA H-BT is an active business trust set up to own the operational assets of the hotels. ARA H-BT extends shareholder's loans to the hotel holding companies to facilitate the repatriation of cashflows to Singapore.
ARA Hotel Manager is intended to oversee the operation, management and maintenance of the hotels by the third party hotel managers (Aimbridge Hospitality and Concord Hospitality). Both Hyatt and Marriott are franchisors that extend the various brands to the Portfolio.
Additional Information on the Master Lease Agreements
In FY2019, all of the assets owned by ARA H-REIT were leased to ARA USH Chicago Tenant, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARA H-BT.
- Please refer to the section "Important Notice Regarding the Ownership of Stapled Securities" in the Prospectus.
- As ARA H-REIT owns the assets, while ARA H-BT is the master lessee which manages and operates these assets, it is expected that the master leases will be renewed as long as ARA H-REIT and ARA H-BT remain stapled.