Chatham Lodging Trust was formed as a Maryland real estate investment trust in October 2009 to invest in upscale extended-stay and select-service hotels. The Company completed its initial public offering (the "IPO") on April 21, 2010. It is a self-advised hotel investment company. As of December 31, 2013, the Company owned 25 hotels with an aggregate of 3,591 rooms located in 15 states and the District of Columbia, and also held a 10.3% noncontrolling interest in a joint venture with Cerberus Capital Management that owns 51 hotels comprising an aggregate of 6,847 rooms and held a 5.0% noncontrolling interest in a joint venture with Cerberus that owns the 248-room Residence Inn by Marriott in Torrance, CA. The hotels operate under the following brands: Residence Inn by Marriott (34 hotels), Hampton Inn by Hilton (5 hotels), Hyatt House (5 hotels), Courtyard by Marriott (3 hotels), Four Points by Sheraton (1 hotel), Sheraton (1 hotel), TownePlace Suites (1 hotel), and Westin (1 hotel). The Company's properties is subject to various covenants, laws, ordinances and regulations, including regulations relating to common areas and fire and safety requirements.