Most of the Company’s hotels are subject to management agreements that the Company assumed upon acquisition of the hotels. These agreements generally provide for the payment of base management fees of 1.50% to 4.0% of revenues (as defined in the agreements). In addition, an incentive fee may be paid if certain criteria are met. The terms of these agreements generally require management of the hotels to furnish the hotels with certain services, which include on-site management and may include central training, advertising and promotion, national reservation system, payroll and accounting services, and such additional services as needed. At December 31, 2013, the remaining life on the initial terms (not including renewal options) of these management agreements, excluding the leasehold interest in the Marriott Hamburg and unconsolidated affiliates, range from four to 29 years and average 13 years.
JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Performance Guarantee
In connection with the acquisition of the JW Marriott Essex House Hotel in September 2012, the Essex House Hotel Venture entered into a management agreement with an affiliate of Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott). In connection with the management agreement, Marriott provided the Essex House Hotel Venture with a limited performance guarantee that will ensure, subject to certain limitations, a target level of net operating profit. Guarantee payments are calculated and paid to the Essex House Hotel Venture on a monthly basis based on the cumulative year-to-date results with a final true-up at the end of each year. The maximum guarantee that could be paid to the Essex House Hotel Venture during the guarantee period is $40,000,000. The guarantee period began on September 17, 2012 and will continue through the earlier of a) December 31, 2020, b) the date at which the maximum guarantee has been funded, or c) the termination of the management agreement. For the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, the Essex House Hotel Venture earned $12,774,000 and $1,405,000, respectively, related to the performance guarantee, which is recorded in other hotel operating revenue in the consolidated statements of operations.
Asset Management Agreements
The Company has entered into asset management agreements with unaffiliated third parties to provide asset management services to four hotels not owned by the Company. On March 11, 2011, the Company purchased two of these hotels (see note 3) and terminated the respective asset management agreements. Under the remaining agreements, the Company earns base management fees and has the potential to earn additional incentive fees. For the years ended December 31, 2013, 2012 and 2011, the Company earned $400,000, $400,000 and $400,000, respectively, in fees under these agreements, which are included in other income, net in the consolidated statements of operations.