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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Names Thomas Fisher Chief Investment Officer


December 22, 2009 - BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) today announced that Mr. Thomas Fisher has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer effective January 11, 2010. He will lead the Company's property acquisition and investment activities. Mr. Fisher was previously the Managing Director-Americas for Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels.

“We are very pleased and excited to have Tom join Pebblebrook,” said Mr. Jon E. Bortz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. “He brings a tremendous amount of hospitality industry experience as well as strong relationships throughout the ownership, brokerage, lending and investment communities. We believe he has the ideal skills and background to lead Pebblebrook's acquisition efforts, particularly in the current acquisition environment.”

Mr. Fisher joined Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels in 1996 and served in a variety of roles, most recently as its Managing Director – Americas. While at Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, Mr. Fisher was involved in over $5.0 billion of hotel and lodging transactions throughout North America. Crain's Chicago also recognized him as one of the leading commercial brokers in the real estate sector.

“I am excited about this opportunity and believe Pebblebrook is well positioned to capitalize on the investment potential we are now seeing in the hotel industry,” noted Mr. Fisher.

Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, Mr. Fisher worked with The Harlan Company, an investment banking boutique in New York City, and the Prudential Realty Group. Mr. Fisher holds a BS with Distinction from The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Investment Trust is a real estate investment trust ("REIT") organized to opportunistically acquire and invest in upper upscale full-service hotels located primarily in major urban and resort markets, with an emphasis on the major coastal cities, and to a lesser extent, branded, upscale, select-service properties in primary urban markets.

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Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain “forward-looking” statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include are described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, the Company’s Prospectus on Form 424(b)(1) filed on December 9, 2009. Unless legally required, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Raymond D. Martz, Chief Financial Officer



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