Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, organized on February 7, 1995, under the laws of the State of Maryland, which invests in real estate used in hospitality industries. The Company owns 302 hotels and owns or leases 193 travel centers located throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Its properties are operated by the following companies, including Marriott International, Inc., or Marriott, InterContinental Hotels Group, plc, or InterContinental, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, or Sonesta, Wyndham Hotel Group, or Wyndham, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, or Hyatt, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, or Carlson, Morgans Hotel Group, or Morgans, and TravelCenters of America LLC, or TA. Its travel centers are operated by TravelCenters of America LLC. The company has two reportable business segments; hotel real estate investments and travel center real estate investments. The Company's hotels are also operated as Courtyard by Marriott, Candlewood Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, Royal Sonesta, Sonesta, Staybridge Suites, Hyatt Place, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Grand, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Sonesta ES Suites, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, the Clift Hotel, Radisson Hotels & Resorts, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Hawthorn Suites, Country Inns & Suites by Carlson, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts. Courtyard by Marriott hotels are designed to attract both business and leisure travelers. It's Courtyard by Marriott hotels contain between 108 and 296 guest rooms. Courtyard by Marriott hotels are situated on well landscaped grounds and typically are built with a courtyard containing a patio, pool and socializing area that may be enclosed depending upon location. Candlewood Suites hotels are mid-priced extended stay hotels which offer studio and one bedroom suites. The hotels are designed for corporate, industrial and government markets appealing to travelers involved in long-term engagements such as temporary work assignments, projects, training programs or government business. Its Candlewood Suites contain between 81 and 276 suites. Residence Inn by Marriott hotels are designed to provide business and leisure travelers with all the comforts of home while on long-term trips. It's Residence Inn by Marriott hotels have between 102 and 231 studio, one bedroom and two bedroom suites, among others. The Company expects to compete for property acquisition and financing opportunities with entities which may have substantially greater financial resources than the company, including, without limitation, other REITs, operating companies in the hospitality industry, banks, insurance companies, pension plans and public and private partnerships.
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