OverviewOur strategy is to invest opportunistically in the hospitality industry in upper upscale, full service hotels and at all levels of the capital structure primarily within the United States. We target assets that are anticipated to generate RevPAR below twice the current U.S. average RevPAR for all hotels as determined by Smith Travel Research and which are located predominantly in the United States, although we may seek to acquire assets outside the U.S. that fit our investment criteria. Currently, our portfolio consists of 119 properties with over 25,000 rooms. The majority of our portfolio operates under premium brands owned by Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt. We are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AHT and are externally-advised by Ashford (NYSE American: AINC).
GUIDING PRINCIPLESAshford embraces five guiding principles which we believe best describe what our company stands for: ethical, innovative, profitable, engaging and tenacious. Our guiding principles are more than just a catchy phrase or slogan, they are a way of doing business. Our adherence to these standards is a key component in building a reputation of excellence and integrity.
PHILANTHROPIC SPIRITOne of our Five Guiding Principles is to be Engaging. The focus of this principle is for Ashford Trust to be an active partner and contributor to our surrounding community and to positively support organizations that assist those less fortunate. Our major company-wide philanthropic events are our Community Service Day (Spring) and Holiday Events Participation (Winter). In addition, throughout the year, we encourage associates to be mindful of community contributions and we financially support many charitable causes in our markets.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTSBelow are just a few organizations we support
Habitat For Humanity
S.M. Wright Foundation
Ashford RISE School
Special Olympics Texas
The Dallas Childern's Advocacy Center
American Hotel Lodging Education Foundation
Childern's Burn Foundation