Hospitality Properties Trust Annual Meeting Results and Renewal of Shareholder Rights Plan

May 15, 2007

NEWTON, Mass.--Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT) today announced the results of its annual meeting of shareholders held today, as follows:

Election of Trustees. William A. Lamkin was elected a trustee to serve a three year term until the annual meeting in 2010. The following is the preliminary tabulation of the percentage of eligible votes cast for the election of Mr. Lamkin:

                                                Percentage of Eligible
Trustee                                         Votes In Favor

William A. Lamkin                               86.59%

Other Matters. Four other substantive matters were considered at the meeting. Three of these matters required a majority of eligible votes in favor to be adopted and one matter required two thirds of eligible votes in favor to be adopted. One of these matters was approved and the other matters were not approved:

                                                Percentage Of
Proposal Which                                  Eligible Votes
Was Approved                                    In Favor

An amendment to the
declaration of trust
to provide that any
shareholder who
violates the declaration
of trust or bylaws will
indemnify and hold
harmless the trust
from all costs and
damages (including
attorneys fees) arising
from the shareholder's
violation.                                      78.67%


Proposals Which Were                            Percentage Of Eligible
Not Approved                                    Votes In Favor

An amendment to the
declaration of trust
to authorize the board
to divide or combine
outstanding shares
without a
shareholder vote.                               24.36%

An amendment to the
declaration of trust
to change the shareholder
vote necessary for
certain actions and to
permit the required
vote necessary to
elect trustees or
for certain other
actions to be set
in the bylaws.                                  18.52%

Amendments to the
declaration of trust
to change the required
shareholder vote for
amendments to the
declaration, to
approve business
combinations or for
termination of the
trust.  (This proposal
required a two thirds
vote for approval.)                             18.04%

Shareholder Rights Plan. HPT historically adopted a 10 year shareholders rights plan in 1997. The HPT Board began to consider renewing the plan several weeks ago and today concluded that it is in the best interests of all HPT shareholders to do so. HPT stated that the renewed plan was not adopted as a result of information that anyone is attempting to accumulate shares of HPT for the purpose of affecting a change of control.

Under the renewed plan, shareholders will be able to purchase HPT shares at a fifty percent (50%) discount to market prices whenever a person or group acquires ten percent (10%) of HPT's outstanding shares, except in certain circumstances. The purchase rights created by the renewed plan will be automatically attached to all common shares outstanding on or after May 31, the record date for the rights distribution. The rights will not be represented by separate certificates or be separately traded unless and until they become exercisable. The rights may be redeemed by HPT anytime before they become exercisable and at other times set in the renewed plan. The rights will expire on May 15, 2017 unless they are redeemed before then.

A copy of the renewed shareholder rights plan is being filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 8-K. For more information about the renewed plan, interested persons may read the complete plan which is available at the SEC public information offices or the SEC website at www.sec.gov. A copy of the plan will also be available at HPT's website www.hptreit.com, until June 30, 2007, and a summary of the rights plan may be obtained by writing to Secretary, Hospitality Properties Trust, 400 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458.

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust headquartered in Newton, MA which owns 310 hotels and 146 travel centers located throughout the United States, in Ontario Canada and in Puerto Rico.

WARNING REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

THE FOREGOING PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995 AND THE FEDERAL SECURITIES LAWS. THESE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED UPON HPT'S PRESENT BELIEFS AND EXPECTATIONS, BUT THEY MAY NOT OCCUR. FOR EXAMPLE, THIS PRESS RELEASE REPORTS THE PRELIMINARY TABULATIONS OF VOTES OF SHAREHOLDERS AND IMPLIES THAT THE FINAL RESULTS OF THE TABULATIONS OF VOTES WILL BE THE SAME. IN FACT, THE PRELIMINARY TABULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO FINAL COUNTINGS OF VOTES AND VERIFICATIONS THEREOF BY THE APPOINTED INSPECTOR OF ELECTIONS. THE FINAL VOTES MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM THE RESULTS IMPLIED BY THE PRELIMINARY TABULATIONS. INVESTORS ARE CAUTIONED NOT TO PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE UPON FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS IN THIS PRESS RELEASE.

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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