Hospitality Properties Trust Announces Resignation and Election of Trustees

January 11, 2007

NEWTON, Mass.--Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT) today announced that William A. Lamkin has replaced Arthur G. Koumantzelis as an HPT Independent Trustee and member of HPT's Audit Committee, and that Adam D. Portnoy has replaced Gerard M. Martin as an HPT Managing Trustee.

Mr. Koumantzelis, who is the former chief financial officer of Gulf Oil is leaving the HPT Board to join the Board of TravelCenters of America, LLC, which is expected to be spun out to HPT shareholders and become a separately listed, publicly owned company before the end of the first quarter 2007. Mr. Lamkin is currently a partner in Ackrell Capital LLC, an investment bank, and he formerly worked as an investment banker for ABN AMRO Incorporated and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation.

Mr. Portnoy (age 36) is the President of Reit Management and Research LLC, or RMR, the manager of HPT. Mr. Portnoy replaces Mr. Martin (age 72) as part of a management transition process. Mr. Martin is a co-founder of RMR and has served as a Managing Trustee of HPT since it became a publicly owned company in 1995.

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts which owns 310 hotels located throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico and Canada. HPT expects to close its $1.9 billion acquisition of TravelCenters of America, to retain the TravelCenters real estate and spin out the TravelCenters operating business to HPT shareholders during the first quarter of 2007.

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

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