Hospitality Properties Trust Announces 2006 Dividend Allocation

January 9, 2007

NEWTON, Mass.--Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT) today announced that the characterization of dividends for 2006 income tax reporting purposes is as follows:

                      Common Shares
                    ------------------

                                            Dividend Allocation
                                                 Per Share
                                      --------------------------------
                                                               Unre-
                                                              captured
 Decla-               Paid/    Divi-   Ordi-          Return  Section
 ration    Record    Payable   dends    nary  Capital    of     1250
  Dates     Dates     Dates     Per    Income   Gain  Capital   Gain
                                Share
--------- --------- --------- ----------------------------------------

01/12/06  01/27/06  02/16/06  $0.7300 $0.6027 $0.0000 $0.1273 $0.0000
04/03/06  04/12/06  05/11/06   0.7300  0.6027  0.0000  0.1273  0.0000
07/05/06  07/14/06  08/17/06   0.7400  0.6110  0.0000  0.1290  0.0000
10/06/06  10/16/06  11/16/06   0.7400  0.6110  0.0000  0.1290  0.0000
                              ----------------------------------------
                     TOTALS:  $2.9400 $2.4274 $0.0000 $0.5126 $0.0000
                              ========================================
                               100.00%  82.56%   0.00%  17.44%   0.00%

HPT's common share CUSIP number is 44106M102. None of the common dividends paid by the Company were Qualified Dividends. This information represents final income allocations.

                     Series B Preferred Shares
                     -------------------------
                                            Dividend Allocation
                                                 Per Share
                                      --------------------------------
                                                               Unre-
                                                              captured
   Decla-              Paid/   Divi-                  Return  Section
   ration    Record   Payable  dends  OrdinaryCapital  of       1250
   Dates      Dates    Dates    Per    Income   Gain  Capital   Gain
                                Share
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   12/01/05 12/30/05 01/17/06 $0.5547 $0.5547 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
   03/01/06 03/31/06 04/17/06  0.5547  0.5547  0.0000  0.0000  0.0000
   06/01/06 06/30/06 07/17/06  0.5547  0.5547  0.0000  0.0000  0.0000
   09/01/06 09/29/06 10/16/06  0.5547  0.5547  0.0000  0.0000  0.0000
                              ----------------------------------------
                      TOTALS: $2.2188 $2.2188 $0.0000 $0.0000  0.0000
                              ========================================
                               100.00% 100.00%   0.00%   0.00%   0.00%

HPT's Series B preferred share CUSIP number is 44106M409. None of the Series B preferred dividends paid by the Company were Qualified Dividends. This information represents final income allocations.

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.

A Maryland Real Estate Investment Trust with transferable shares of beneficial interest listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

No shareholder, Trustee or officer is personally liable for any act or obligation of the Trust.

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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