Royal Host Inc.

Royal Host Inc.

October 10, 2012 17:39 ET

Royal Host Inc. Updates Previously Issued RevPAR Guidance

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2012) - Royal Host Inc. (the "Company") (TSX:RYL) (TSX:RYL.DB.B) (TSX:RYL.DB.C) (TSX:RYL.DB.D) today provided an update with regard to its previously issued RevPAR guidance for the third and fourth quarters and full year 2012. Whereas the Company had previously expected RevPAR for its comparable hotels to be up 1.5% to 2.5% in the third and fourth quarters and up 1.0% to 2.5% for the full year; based on its results through September, it now expects RevPAR at its comparable hotels for the third quarter to be flat, its fourth quarter RevPAR to decline relative to the fourth quarter of 2011 and its full year RevPAR growth to be flat to down 1.0%. John Carnella, Royal Host's President & CEO, commented that "While we did experience RevPAR increases at the majority of our comparable hotels in the third quarter, these increases were offset by RevPAR declines at our other hotels. We saw a slight improvement in occupancy relative to the third quarter of 2011, but we have not seen the recovery in pricing which we expected."

The Company expects to release its third quarter and year-to-date financial results on November 14, 2012.

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About Royal Host Inc.

Royal Host Inc. is a diversified hospitality company that delivers shareholder value through hotel ownership, investments and franchising. The Company's hotels, which contain approximately 2,957 rooms, are located in five Provinces and Territories across Canada. Twenty of the Company's hotels operate under internationally recognized brands such as Travelodge ®, Super 8 ®, Holiday Inn ®, Hilton ®, Ramada ® and Country Inns and Suites ®. Three of the Company's hotels are independently branded. In addition to its real estate holdings, the Company owns and operates the Travelodge Canada franchise business which is currently comprised of over 90 hotels across nine Provinces and Territories.

The Company's common shares and convertible debentures are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols "RYL", "RYL.DB.B", "RYL.DB.C" and "RYL.DB.D" respectively.

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  • Royal Host Inc.
    Michael McFeters
    Chief Financial Officer