Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Announces The Election Of Mary L. Baglivo To Its Board Of Directors

 Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Announces The Election Of Mary L. Baglivo To Its
                              Board Of Directors

PR Newswire

BETHESDA, Md., July 2, 2013

BETHESDA, Md., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:
HST) today announced that on July 1, 2013 the board of directors increased its
size from nine to ten directors and elected Ms. Mary L. Baglivo to the Board
of Directors.


Ms. Baglivo is currently a partner with Brand Value Advisors, a strategic
brand and digital marketing advisoryfirm. She previously served as chair and
chief executive officer, the Americas at Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide from 2008
to April 2013, and chief executive officer, New York from 2004 to 2008. Prior
to joining Saatchi & Saatchi, she was president, Arnold Worldwide from
2002-2004 and chief executive officer of Panoramic Communications from 2001
until 2002. She currently serves on the board of directors of PVH Corp and is
a member of its compensation committee. In addition, she is a trustee of
Northwestern University, a director of the American Advertising Federation and
a director of The Kids Corporation.

"We are very pleased to have Ms. Baglivo join our board. She brings
significant expertise and leadership in consumer research, marketing and sales
trends, as well as strategic planning to our board," said W. Edward Walter,
president and chief executive officer.


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 approximately
62,700 rooms. The Company also holds non-controlling interests in a joint
venture in Europe that owns 19 hotels with approximately 6,100 rooms and a
joint venture in Asia that owns one hotel with approximately 300 rooms in
Australia and a minority interest in two hotels in India and five hotels that
are in various stages of development in India. 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

* 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.

Contact: Gee Lingberg, Vice President, 240.744.5275
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