The Hilton Garden Inn in Evanston has a new owner.

Xenia Hotels & Resorts resorts says it’s sold the 178-room hotel along with three other properties around the country for a combined sale price of about $119 million.

Xenia, which has 42 other properties, said in a news release that the performance of four being sold was “significantly lagging the remainder of our portfolio” but that the sale price amounted to 11 times their combined projected EBITDA for the year.

Xenia didn’t identify the buyers, but county and state records indicate the Evanston property, at 1818 Maple Ave., was acquired by MHF Evanston V LLC, which is controlled by Magna Hospitality Group, based in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Although the management firm for the Hilton Garden has changed in the past, it appears from county records that Xenia has owned the Evanston property since it opened in 2001.

The local hotel market became more competitive earlier this year with the opening of the 114-room Hyatt House on Chicago Avenue.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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