Hospitality Properties Trust Declares Preferred Dividend

  Hospitality Properties Trust Declares Preferred Dividend

Business Wire

NEWTON, Mass. -- January 4, 2013

Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT) today announced that its board of
trustees has declared the regular quarterly dividend on HPT's Series C
Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares.

A distribution of $0.4375 per Series C preferred share is payable on or about
February 15,2013, to holders of record at the close of business on January
31, 2013.

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which
owns or leases 288 hotels and 185 travel centers located in 44 states, Puerto
Rico and Canada. HPT is 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, 617-796-8232
Vice President, Investor Relations,
Carlynn Finn
Senior Manager, Investor Relations.
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