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Hospitality Properties Trust and Sonesta International Hotels to Open the
340-room Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island in South Carolina

BOSTON, March 22, 2012 -- Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announces its first hotel in South Carolina, the AAA 4-Diamond, 340-room Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Scheduled to come under Sonesta management on April 27th, this destination resort is located in the legendary beach town of Hilton Head Island, less than 45 miles from Savannah and 90 miles from Charleston. The resort is owned by Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE:HPT) and will be managed by Sonesta.

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers a beautifully landscaped relaxed setting on the Atlantic Ocean. Guest rooms offer luxurious bedding, high speed internet access, and refreshment center. Each guest room and suite offers a private balcony. The resort features a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, snack bar and sundeck, beach club and the convenience of golf and tennis nearby.

With 20,000 square feet of functional meeting space, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island also accommodates meetings and events. The oceanfront pavilion offers spectacular views perfect for wedding receptions. Several restaurants include fine and casual dining.
Services include a 24-hour business center and courtesy van service.

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Hilton Head Island enjoys a semi-tropical climate, perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Spectacular coast line and beaches, championship golf courses, tennis clubs, water sports, bicycling and hiking to explore the island are just a few ways to enjoy this destination.

About Sonesta Collection

Sonesta Collection is a distinctive international collection of upscale hotels, resorts and cruise ships. Every property reflects the energy, style and spirit of its location. Locally inspired and artfully presented cuisine, luxurious accommodations and passionate personal service create an authentic and memorable guest experience. Discover the Sonesta Collection in Boston, New Orleans, Miami, Hilton Head Island, Sint Maarten (2), Chile (3), Colombia (4), Ecuador, Peru (7), and Egypt (13). Sonesta Collection is opening soon in: Panama City, Panama; Ushuaia, Argentina; and Villavicencio, Colombia. Visit or call 800.Sonesta (800.766.3782) in the U.S. and Canada.



Lorie Juliano
Corporate Director of Communication
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation

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