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DiamondRock Hospitality

This real estate investment trust, with 26 hotels and resorts tucked into its portfolio, pruned its holdings in October with the $262.5 million sale of three hotels to affiliates of Inland American. The deal improved DiamondRock’s revenue per available room — a key financial metric — by $5. In two separate transactions in May, the company picked up the 712-room Radisson Lexington Hotel in New York City for $335 million and a 196-room J.W. Marriott in Denver for $72.6 million.


Three out of four of DiamondRock’s top executives held senior positions at Marriott International at some point in their careers.

3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 1500

Bethesda Md., 20814


Founded: 2004

CEO: Mark W. Brugger

Revenue: $624370

Assets: $2414610

Employees (local): 23 (21)

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