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STRATEGIC HOTELS & RESORTS, INC FILES (8-K) Disclosing Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits

May 27, 2014

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On May 27, 2014, SHR Del Partners, LP, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Strategic Hotel Funding, L.L.C., the operating company of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (the "Company"), entered into a purchase and sale agreement (the "Agreement") to acquire the remaining 63.6% ownership interest in the Hotel del Coronado (the "Hotel") from the Company's joint venture partner, an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI L.P., for $210 million in cash (the "Acquisition"). The Acquisition, which is expected to close by June 17, 2014, remains subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions set forth in the Agreement. Upon consummation of the Acquisition, the Company will have 100% ownership of the Hotel. In addition, upon consummation of the Acquisition, under the provisions of business combination accounting guidance, 100% of the Hotel's assets and liabilities will be consolidated in the Company's balance sheet at the acquisition-date fair values and the results of operations will be consolidated in the Company's statement of operations from the date of purchase, including the $475 million mortgage and mezzanine loans (the "Loans") secured by the Hotel.

The foregoing description of the Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth above in "Item 1.01 - Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement" of this Current Report on Form 8-K (this "Current Report") is incorporated herein by reference. Additional information regarding the Loans is set forth in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2014.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

A copy of the press release announcing the Acquisition is attached to this Current Report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein solely for purposes of this Item 7.01 disclosure.

The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section. The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any incorporation by reference language in any such filing.

This Current Report contains forward-looking statements about the Company. Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this Current Report are forward-looking statements subject to certain risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from the Company's projections. Factors that may contribute to these differences include, but are not limited to, the following: the failure of closing conditions to be satisfied; the effects of economic conditions and disruptions in financial markets upon business and leisure travel and the hotel


markets in which the Company invests; the Company's liquidity and refinancing demands; the Company's ability to obtain, refinance or extend maturing debt; the Company's ability to maintain compliance with covenants contained in its debt facilities; stagnation or further deterioration in economic and market conditions, particularly impacting business and leisure travel spending in the markets where the Company's hotels operate and in which the Company invests, including luxury and upper upscale product; general volatility of the capital markets and the market price of the Company's shares of common stock; availability of capital; the Company's ability to dispose of properties in a manner consistent with its investment strategy and liquidity needs; hostilities and security concerns, including future terrorist attacks, or the apprehension of hostilities, in each case that affect travel within or to the United States, Germany or other countries where the Company invests; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; the Company's failure to maintain effective internal control over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures; risks related to natural disasters; increases in interest rates and operating costs, including insurance premiums and real property taxes; delays and cost-overruns in construction and development; marketing challenges associated with entering new lines of business or pursuing new business strategies; the Company's failure to maintain its status as a real estate investment trust ("REIT"); changes in the competitive environment in the Company's industry and the markets where the Company invests; changes in real estate and zoning laws or regulations; legislative or regulatory changes, including changes to laws governing the taxation of REITs; changes in generally accepted accounting principles, policies and guidelines; and litigation, judgments or settlements.

Additional risks are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those appearing under the heading "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this Current Report, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. Exhibit Number Description 10.1 Purchase and Sale Agreement, dated May 27, 2014, by and among BRE Del GP LLC, BRE Del LP LLC and SHR Del Partners, LP 99.1 Press release dated May 27, 2014


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