The total purchase price for the three EDITION hotels is approximately $815 million, roughly equal to the aggregate estimated total development costs of all three hotels. The hotels will each be operated by Marriott under long-term management contracts with their new owners, which are companies ultimately owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
The London EDITION opened in September 2013 and was conveyed to its buyer today. The Miami Beach EDITION and the New York EDITION are under construction and expected to open in the second half of 2014, and the first half of 2015, respectively. Marriott expects to convey each hotel individually to the new owner after construction is complete. The Miami Beach and New York purchase prices are fixed; development costs in excess of the agreed purchase price will not be recovered.
The residential component of the Miami Beach EDITION was not included in this transaction. Marriott will retain ownership of the residential units pending their sale to individual purchasers.