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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Names Timothy Marvin
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions

Former Marriott International, Inc. Executive to Oversee Acquisitions in the Americas

BETHESDA, Md., October 5, 2010 - Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST) today announces the appointment of Timothy Marvin as senior vice president, acquisitions.  

Marvin will focus on identifying Host's real estate investments in North America, Brazil and Latin America. He is based at Host's headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, and reports to Jim Risoleo, executive vice president and chief investment officer.

Marvin brings more than 27 years of hotel and real estate development experience to Host. Most recently, he was senior vice president, lodging development at Marriott International, Inc. where he was responsible for developing the company's full-service brand portfolio in 24 states within the east, central, south-central and southeast portions of the United States. Marvin also promoted the launch of the Autograph Collection, Marriott's collection of independent boutique hotels. During his 23-year tenure at Marriott, he has supervised or directed numerous management and franchise contract negotiations and development projects as well as conducted feasibility studies.

"We have worked with Tim for many years during his tenure at Marriott International, Inc.," said Risoleo. "We are honored to welcome him to our team."

Additionally, Marvin currently serves on the scholarship committee for the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation and as advisory board member of Michigan State University in The School of Hospitality Business. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Michigan State University in hotel, restaurant and institutional management.

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 112 properties with over 61,000 rooms in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile and the United Kingdom.  The Company also has ownership interests in a joint venture in Europe that owns 11 hotels with approximately 3,500 rooms and a second joint venture in Asia that is developing seven properties in India with approximately 1,750 rooms. 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®, The Luxury Collection®, Hyatt®, Fairmont®, Four Seasons®, Hilton®, Accor®, Swissotel® and Le Meridien®* in the operation of properties in over 50 major markets worldwide. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at

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Also See: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Acquires 266-room Le Meridien Piccadilly in London for $97 million (US) Including Assumption of Mortgage / July 2010

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