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Innkeepers USA Trust Completes $4.5 million Conversion of the
Former Clarion Hotel in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky
to a Hampton Inn


LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 14, 2005 — Officials of Innkeepers USA Trust (NYSE: KPA), a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) and a leading owner of upscale extended-stay hotel properties throughout the United States, today announced the opening of the first Hampton Inn in downtown Louisville.  Innkeepers Hospitality Management operates the hotel. 

Prior to opening as a Hampton Inn, the hotel underwent a $4.5 million renovation, converting from the former Clarion Hotel.  “Downtown Louisville is experiencing a major renaissance, and the introduction of a strong brand like Hampton Inn to the area will attract a diverse mix of business, leisure and convention travelers,” said Brent Zuchowski, general manager.  “This is a well-located property with all of the latest Hampton amenities.  We’ve also added some unique features, including a 10-foot high “water wall,” that add a more upscale feel to the property and will further enhance the hotel’s competitive edge in the upscale, focused service segment in this market.”

The eight-story hotel features a large, richly mill-worked lobby and breakfast area.  The hotel, with five meeting rooms and nearly 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, will target small meetings and groups of up to 200 people.  The property also will cater to local social events.

Twelve suites and two presidential suites offer separate living and sleeping areas, flat screen televisions, hot tubs, and in-room kitchen amenities, such as wet bar, refrigerator and microwave oven.
Located at 101 East Jefferson Street, the hotel is a block from all major downtown interstate highways and minutes away from the Standiford Field Airport.  Two blocks from the Kentucky International Convention Center, the hotel is located adjacent to the medical district and Fourth Street Live!, the city’s exciting new entertainment and retail complex, and within easy walking distance of the city’s other major attractions, such as Waterfront Park, the Kentucky Center and the Slugger Field and Museum. 

The Hampton Inn Downtown Louisville features a fitness center, 24-hour business center with printer and fax capabilities and the largest indoor pool in downtown Louisville.  The hotel provides free airport shuttle service, and is one of the only hotels in the downtown area to offer its guests free parking. 
Other amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet access, “On The House” complimentary hot breakfast, in-room coffee maker, iron and ironing board.  The hotel also offers the 100% Hampton Satisfaction Guarantee, which promises each guest full satisfaction or their night’s stay is free.
For additional information concerning the hotel, please contact Debbie Jankoski, director of sales, at 502-585-2200, or through the Hampton Inn website at 

Innkeepers USA Trust is a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) and a leading owner of upscale extended-stay hotel properties throughout the United States.  The company owns 69 hotels with a total of 8,745 suites or rooms in 20 states and Washington, D.C., and focuses on acquiring and/or developing upscale and upscale extended-stay hotels with premium brands and the rebranding and repositioning of other hotel properties. 

This press release, and other publicly available information on the Company, includes forward looking statements within the meaning of securities law. 


 Innkeepers USA Trust

Also See: Innkeepers USA Trust Acquires 182-room Clarion Hotel in Downtown Louisville; Plans Repositioning to Hampton Inn Brand for All-In Cost of $60,000 Per Key / June 2004
Innkeepers USA Trust Acquires the 224-room Westin Governor Morris hotel in Morristown, N.J. for Approximately $35.1 million / May 2005

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