TAMPA, FL—Spirides Hospitality Finance Company has successfully arranged and its client has closed on a $7.5 million senior loan facility from a southeast U.S. headquartered bank to finance the development of a new Hilton Tru Hotel in Florence, SC. The terms of the financing are as follows: The first 18 months during construction will have mortgage payments which are interest only, priced at the prime interest rate plus .50% (currently 4.50%) per annum, adjusted quarterly. Upon completion of construction, the loan payments will convert to a 25 year fully amortizing principal and interest monthly loan payment schedule. The interest rate of the permanent loan will be fixed for five years, then adjusting every 5 years. The interest rate will be priced using the 5 year SWAP rate plus 3.55% (currently 5.55%) per annum. The loan amount was sized using a 75% Loan to Cost ratio, and there is no prepayment penalty after the first five years of the loan.