LaSalle Hotel Properties Reports Update Regarding Hurricane Sandy

  LaSalle Hotel Properties Reports Update Regarding Hurricane Sandy

          No reported injuries or physical damage to LHO properties

Business Wire

BETHESDA, Md. -- October 31, 2012

LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) today announced no reported injuries at
its East Coast properties and those properties did not suffer any physical
damage related to Hurricane Sandy.

“Our thoughts are with the many people impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said
Michael D. Barnello, President and Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Hotel
Properties. “We are fortunate that the storm did not physically damage any of
our hotels. We are still assessing the business impact and determining our
ability to recover any lost income through our insurance policy. We applaud
the tremendous efforts made by the operating teams at all of our properties
throughout the East Coast during this natural disaster.”

LaSalle Hotel Properties is a leading multi-operator real estate investment
trust. The Company owns interests in 40 hotels of which 38 are owned 100
percent. The 38 wholly-owned properties are upscale full-service hotels,
totaling 10,200 guest rooms in 13 markets in 9 states and the District of
Columbia. The Company focuses on owning, redeveloping and repositioning
upscale full-service hotels located in urban, resort and convention markets.
LaSalle Hotel Properties seeks to grow through strategic relationships with
premier lodging companies, including Westin Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels
Corporation, Outrigger Lodging Services, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt
Hotels Corporation, Benchmark Hospitality, White Lodging Services Corporation,
Thompson Hotels, Davidson Hotel Company, Denihan Hospitality Group, the
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC, Accor, Destination Hotels & Resorts,
HEI Hotels & Resorts, JRK Hotel Group, Inc., Viceroy Hotel Group, Highgate
Hotels and Access Hotels & Resorts.

Contact:

LaSalle Hotel Properties
Bruce A. Riggins, 301-941-1500
Kenneth G. Fuller, 301-941-1500