HPT Offering 4,000,000 Common Shares

February 12, 2007

NEWTON, Mass.--Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT) announced today that it has commenced a public offering of 4,000,000 common shares of beneficial interest. HPT expects to use the net proceeds to repay a portion of the debt incurred to fund its recently completed acquisition of TravelCenters of America, Inc.. The underwriters will be granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 600,000 shares from HPT to cover overallotments, if any.

The joint book-running managers for this offering are Merrill Lynch & Co., Morgan Stanley and RBC Capital Markets. The joint lead managers for this offering are UBS Investment Bank and Wachovia Securities. The co-managers for this offering are Banc of America Securities LLC, Ferris, Baker Watts Incorporated, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., Oppenheimer & Co. and Stifel Nicolaus.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that state or jurisdiction. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and related prospectus may be obtained from the offices of Merrill Lynch & Co., 4 World Financial Center, New York, New York 10080 (telephone: 212-449-1000), from the offices of Morgan Stanley, 1585 Broadway, New York, New York 10036 (telephone: 212-761-4000), from the offices of RBC Capital Markets, Equity Syndicate Department, One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006 (facsimile: 212-428-6260), or from the offices of any of the other managing underwriters identified above.

WARNING REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

THIS PRESS RELEASE CONTAINS FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995 AND OTHER FEDERAL SECURITIES LAWS. THESE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED UPON HPT'S PRESENT EXPECTATIONS, BUT THESE STATEMENTS AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF THESE STATEMENTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED. FOR EXAMPLE, ALTHOUGH THIS PRESS RELEASE REFERS TO AN OFFERING OF 4,000,000 COMMON SHARES BY HPT, MORE OR LESS THAN 4,000,000 COMMON SHARES MAY BE SOLD OR THIS OFFERING MAY BE WITHDRAWN, DEPENDING UPON MARKET CONDITIONS OR FOR SOME OTHER REASON. INVESTORS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE UPON FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS.

Hospitality Properties Trust
Timothy A. Bonang
617-796-8149
Manager of Investor Relations
www.hptreit.com

Cautionary Language

The information appearing on HPT’s website includes statements which constitute forward looking statements. These forward looking statements are based upon HPT’s present intents, beliefs or expectations, but forward looking statements are not guaranteed to occur and may not occur. HPT’s actual results may differ materially from those contained in HPT’s forward looking statements. The information contained in HPT’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under “Risk Factors" and “Warnings Concerning Forward Looking Statements” in HPT’s periodic reports and other filings, identifies important factors that could cause HPT’s actual results to differ materially from those stated in HPT’s forward looking statements. HPT’s filings with the SEC are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and are also accessible on HPT’s website at the following link: SEC Filings. You should not place undue reliance upon forward looking statements.

The documents provided in this archived section are provided for historical purposes only. The information contained in each document is accurate only as of the date each document was originally issued or such earlier date stated in those documents. Except as required by law, Hospitality Properties Trust does not undertake any obligation to update any information contained in these documents. For current information about the company, please refer to our most recent public SEC Filings.

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