Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Names Struan B. Robertson Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

     Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Names Struan B. Robertson Executive Vice
                     President, Chief Investment Officer

PR Newswire

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 25, 2013

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
(NYSE: HST) today announces the appointment of Struan B. Robertson as
executive vice president, chief investment officer.

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Mr. Robertson will lead the company in its domestic and international
acquisition efforts. He is based at Host's headquarters in Bethesda,
Maryland, and reports to W. Edward Walter, president and chief executive
officer.

Mr. Robertson brings more than 23 years of real estate investment banking
experience to Host. Most recently, he was co-head of global real estate
investment banking at Morgan Stanley where he co-managed global teams across
as many as 14 offices in 13 countries. He was also involved with a variety of
major hotel sector deals in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and
Asia. Prior to this position, he was in various roles at Morgan Stanley
including head of European principal investment and investment banking and
prior to that head of Asian real estate investment banking based in Tokyo,
Japan.

Additionally, Mr. Robertson is a founding member and former board member of
the European Public Real Estate Association, a trustee of the Urban Land
Institute, and a special advisor to the World Economic Forum for Real Estate.

"We are very excited to welcome Struan to our team. His extensive real estate
knowledge and experience will be very valuable to Host as we continue to grow
our high quality portfolio of hotels," said W. Edward Walter, president and
chief executive officer.

ABOUT HOST HOTELS & RESORTS

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company and is the
largest lodging real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners of
luxury and upper-upscale hotels. The Company currently owns 103 properties in
the United States and 15 properties internationally totaling over 62,300
rooms. The Company also holds non-controlling interests in a joint venture in
Europe that owns 19 hotels with over 6,100 rooms and a joint venture in Asia
that owns one hotel with approximately 300 rooms in Australia and a minority
interest in seven hotels with approximately 1,750 rooms in India, two of which
recently opened in Bangalore and five that are in various stages of
development in two cities. Guided by a disciplined approach to capital
allocation and aggressive asset management, the Company partners with premium
brands such as Marriott^®, Ritz-Carlton^®, ^ Westin^®, Sheraton^®, W^®, St.
Regis^®, Le Meridien^®, The Luxury Collection^®, Hyatt^®, Fairmont^®, Four
Seasons^®, Hilton^®, Swissotel^®, ibis^®, Pullman^®, and Novotel^®* in the
operation of properties in over 50 major markets worldwide. For additional
information, please visit the Company's website at www.hosthotels.com.

* This press release contains registered trademarks that are the exclusive
property of their respective owners. None of the owners of these trademarks
has any responsibility or liability for any information contained in this
press release.

SOURCE Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Website: http://www.hosthotels.com
Contact: Gregory J. Larson, Executive Vice President, +1-240-744-5120; Gee
Lingberg, Vice President, +1-240-744-5275