December 2021
Vol 8 | Issue 556

Q&A with Ben Hilgers of Ashford Securities

Senior Vice President of Sales

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Braemar Hotels & Resorts (“Braemar” or “BHR”) is a publicly traded REIT on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BHR). Braemar’s strategy is to invest in high RevPAR (revenue per available room), full-service luxury hotels in leading urban and resort markets. The existing portfolio consists of 14 luxury and upper-upscale hotels with total gross asset value of over $1.8B. Braemar is advised by Ashford Inc. (NYSE American: AINC), a leading vertically integrated asset management company located in Dallas, TX.

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Who can I reach out to for more information?

You may reach out to our sales desk at or call us at (888) 490-4292

What ways does your company provide an eco-friendly environment?

Our Bardessono Hotel and Spa located in Yountville, CA is striking the delicate balance between sustainable innovation and timeless luxury, Bardessono Hotel & Spa is a LEED Platinum Certified hotels in the United States and one of 30 in the world. Dedicated to building a smarter and more sustainable future, Bardessono is built on intrinsic, environmental values implemented in its construction and maintained by a number of green initiatives, making the commitment to provide a luxurious experience for guests within a sustainable environment.

Do you think there will be a full rebound of occupancy in hotels in 2022?

Most experts anticipate that lodging will return to 2019 numbers some time in 2023. However, compared to other lodging sectors, luxury hotels and resorts have experienced an accelerated recovery post-pandemic. Braemar’s Q3 2021 RevPAR was down just 6% from 2019 levels. We expect these trends to continue into 2022, with continued strong leisure demand and the steady return of corporate transient demand.

Ben Hilgers of Ashford Securities

Ben Hilgers serves as Senior Vice President of Sales at Ashford Securities. He is responsible for Ashford’s sales & marketing efforts throughout the eastern United States. In his role, Ben works with financial advisors in providing product education, market knowledge, excellent service, and support on the Ashford Securities offerings. Ben has over 18 years of experience in the alternative investment space, raising over $600 million across numerous investment offerings. In 2015, Ben helped launch Triloma, a private equity firm based in Winter Park, FL. While there, he helped establish the firm’s presence in the Southeast region and raised capital for over 50 private placement offerings. Prior to Triloma, he spent 12 years at CNL Securities, serving in various positions, including Internal Sales Manager and Vice President of Sales overseeing Florida & Puerto Rico. He earned his B.S., Cum Laude, from Minnesota State University in Moorhead, MN with a double major in International Business & Spanish in 2000. He holds his FINRA 7 & 24 licenses and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Ben resides in Orlando, FL with his wife & son. Ben speaks fluent Spanish and in his free time enjoys coaching little league baseball, water skiing, and snowboarding.

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