HPT Declares Preferred Dividend

Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT) today announced that its Board of Trustees has declared a dividend on HPT`s Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares.
A distribution of $0.59375 per Series A preferred share is payable on or about December 28, 2001 to holders of record at the close of business on December 14, 2001.

HPT is a hotel real estate investment trust headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.