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Owner, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, Selects Davidson Hotels & Resorts to Operate
the 270-room DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda-Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC - - June 13, 2012—Davidson Hotels & Resorts, one of the nation’s largest independent hotel management companies, today announced that it has been selected to manage the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda-Washington DC.  The property is owned by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and is situated in the heart of Bethesda’s trendy downtown shopping and dining neighborhood.

“This hotel will be Davidson’s eighth metro-DC area property.  The extensive market knowledge we have accumulated will allow us to quickly help this hotel achieve its full potential as a business and leisure player,” said Patrick Lupsha, Davidson’s chief operating officer.  “This outstanding property is the closest full-service hotel to both the National Institutes of Health and the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, two significant demand drivers that have been underpenetrated thus far.  Davidson will utilize our proven group sales expertise  to aggressively grow market share and achieve the ADR the property deserves.”

Located at 8120 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda, Md. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda – Washington, DC brings the brand’s CARE culture to life with 270 newly-renovated rooms including six suites and nine two-room Luxury Suites perfectly designed for the extended stay guest.  Each unit is equipped with a Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree bed, 42-inch flat screen television, complimentary wired and wireless internet service, Wolfgang Puck in-room coffee and Citron by Crabtree & Evelyn amenities.  PURE allergy friendly, hypoallergenic rooms are also available.

Stylish and contemporary, the hotel is a Zen-inspired urban oasis with  a 13,500 square foot, state-of-the-art IACC-certified Executive Meeting Center and three dining options;  The OZ (Oh-Zee) restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner;, The Wine Bar, serving 60 different wines by the glass; and The Cup, serving Starbucks coffee, Grab and Go meals and a range of healthy snacks.  A complimentary 24-hour business center, Precor-equipped fitness facility and seasonal rooftop pool offering outstanding views of the Bethesda skyline round out the hotel’s amenities.

The hotel’s Wisconsin Ave. address is conveniently located inside the Capital Beltway within minutes of the city’s I-270 technology corridor and Washington DC attractions.  All three of the area’s airports are easily accessible.

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) organized to opportunistically acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full service hotels located in urban markets in major gateway cities.  The Company owns 21 hotels, comprised of 15 wholly owned hotels, with a total of 3,920 guest rooms and a 49 percent joint venture interest in six hotels with 1,733 guest rooms.  The Company owns, or has an ownership interest in, hotels located in nine states and the District of Columbia, including 14 markets: San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Santa Monica, California; West Hollywood, California; Washington, DC; Miami, Florida; Buckhead, Georgia; Bethesda, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Columbia River Gorge, Washington; and Seattle, Washington.  For more information, please visit www.pebblebrookhotels.com.

About Davidson

Davidson Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, full-service hotel management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry.  The company’s portfolio encompasses 48 upscale, full-service independent and branded hotels with nearly 14,000 rooms across the United States, including such affiliations as Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt, Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard by Marriott, and Radisson.  Additional information on Davidson may be found at the company’s Web site, www.davidsonhotels.com.


Contact:

Cyndi Norwood
Davison Hotels & Resorts
(678) 349-0909
cnorwood@davidsonhotels.com

Jerry Daly, Chris Daly (media)
Daly Gray Public Relations
(703) 435-6293
  jerry@dalygray.com



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