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Key International Adds Award-Winning Key West Property, The Perry Hotel, to Hospitality Portfolio

Key International, a leading real estate development and investment firm, has completed the purchase of the award-winning The Perry Hotel on the waterfront in Key West as part of an ambitious expansion of its $2 billion portfolio.

“The addition of The Perry Hotel speaks to our vision to bring together quality brands and
memorable experiences with our excellent customer service,” says Michael Vassilaros, Chief
Investment Officer for Key International. “As an investment, The Perry Hotel purchase
continues to build on our strategy of identifying and adding properties with great brand
recognition.”

The acquisition of The Perry Hotel comes on the heels of the completion of two new ground up developments: the 255-key Embassy Suites by Hilton Panama City Beach Resort adjacent to Pier Park and the 156-key SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

Paul Weimer, Christian Charre, Andrew Pastorino, and Jennifer Jin with CBRE Hotels in Miami, alongside Julie Fisher Berry and Sheila Roux with the CBRE Marina Investments team in Fort Lauderdale, represented the sellers, SIMV Hotel 1 LLC and Longstock II, LLC, in the
transaction.

“The purchase of The Perry Hotel is a milestone for Key International that sets the stage for
continued quality growth over the next 12 months,” said Shawn Gracey, Executive Vice
President of Hospitality for Key International.

The Perry Hotel, at 7001 Shrimp Rd., Naval Air Station Key West, has 100 rooms with views
of the picturesque marina, two outdoor pools that overlook the waterfront and two restaurants including the highly-rated Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar and Salty Oyster Dockside Bar & Grill. The hotel sits four miles east of downtown Key West on Stock Island, which is also home to the Key West Golf Course and within proximity of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the popular Vandeberg wreck dive. Having opened in 2017, The Perry Hotel is winner of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award in 2021 and the Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice Award in 2021. Key International selected EOS Hospitality, a full-service hotel management company that specializes in operating luxury urban hotels and beach resorts in drive-to destinations to manage the hotel.

“The resort generated strong investor interest because of its location at the gateway to Key
West, which is the strongest hotel market in the United States,” said Paul Weimer, an
Executive Vice President with CBRE in Miami. “CBRE Hotels worked with the CBRE Marina &
Shipyards Investments team to identify qualified buyers that would purchase the entire
property, which also included the largest marina in the Florida Keys, and build on the legacy
created by the owners.”
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Within the same community, adjacent to The Perry Hotel, is The Perry Marina which was
simultaneously acquired in a separate venture by Integra Marinas, a subsidiary of Miami-based Integra Investments; the 288-slip marina will be operated independently.

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