Hospitality Properties Trust Announces Record Date for Annual Meeting

February 12, 2002

Newton, MA (February 12, 2002): Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT) announced that is has scheduled its 2002 Annual Meeting of Shareholders for Tuesday, May 7, 2002. The record date for determination of Shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting has been set at the close of business on March 20, 2002.

HPT is a hotel real estate investment trust headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. HPT has investments and commitments of approximately $2.6 billion in 230 hotels in 37 states.

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